Official Twitter for U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs. Currently on duty: Alyssa, Lori & Jessica
#Uganda : There are proposed repatriation flights out of Entebbe International Airport for foreigners wishing to depart Uganda with: Brussels Air to BRU on Aug 16, 20, 23, 26 and 30; KLM to AMS on Aug 16, 23 and 30; and Ethiopian Airlines to ADD on Aug 17.
Even experienced travelers need to brush up on their information. In light of COVID-19, countries may have new regulations and restrictions for foreign visitors. Find out what to expect in your destination here: .
We are processing passport applications submitted by mail and through passport acceptance facilities. We hope to provide processing time commitments again soon.
Enroll your international trip in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program – you will receive up-to-date alerts directly, and it will help us contact you in an emergency.
#Iraq : Due to heightened tensions in Iraq and the region, we urge U.S. citizens to depart Iraq immediately. Due to Iranian-backed militia attacks at the U.S. Embassy compound, all consular operations are suspended. U.S. citizens should not approach the Embassy.
The Department of State urges Americans not to delay travel home. Transportation options may soon be unavailable.
We encourage medical professionals seeking work in the U.S. on a work or exchange visitor visa (H or J), particularly those working on #COVID19 issues, to contact the nearest U.S. Embassy/ Consulate for a visa appointment. Please see more information here:
Travel Advisory: Level 4 - The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of #COVID19 . In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the US should arrange for immediate return.
U.S. citizens, especially with underlying conditions, should not travel by cruise ship. #CDC notes increased risk of #COVID19 on cruises. Many countries have implemented screening procedures, denied port entry rights to ships and prevented disembarking.
US citizens in #Turkey should shelter in place & stay indoors. Update family/friends of your status when possible.