Health and Travel Alert: Ethiopian Airlines Flight Available Monday, June 15

Location:  Kenya

Event:  The Ethiopian Embassy has offered seats to U.S. citizens on a chartered flight with Ethiopian Airlines on June 15th, 2020.  The fare will be approximately USD800 from Nairobi (NBO) to Addis Ababa (ADD).  Onward flights are available from Addis Ababa to Washington Dulles (IAD).  Tickets can be purchased online on a first-come, first-serve basis using these instructions:

All passengers must first book a ticket to Addis Ababa using this link:

  • Passengers must read the terms and conditions before booking.
  • Passengers must select ‘One Way’.
  • Select June 15 as the departure date.
  • Select ‘Passenger All Class’ to choose Economy Class; this is the only passenger class available.
  • On the menu selection for ‘number of passengers’ use only the adult portion even if there are children/infants among the passenger group. There is no discount for children or infants.
  • As part of the ongoing effort to fighting the pandemic, we kindly ask all international and domestic passengers to wear face masks during check-in, boarding, in-flight, deplaning and at the airport. Infants, small children and persons who are unable to remove a face mask without assistance are exempted.
  • Passengers traveling to the United States should be U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents and their immediate family members with valid entry documents for the United States.
  • Baggage allowance: 2 pc (23Kg each)

Passengers are responsible for booking their own onward travel to the United States and must have valid entry documents to enter the United States. Passengers can book onward travel through Addis Ababa to the United States at

Reminder: U.S. Embassy Nairobi strongly recommends that U.S. Citizens and nationals enroll in STEP, the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, at STEP enrollees receive important information from the Embassy about health conditions, safety alerts, and travel updates. Enrollment enables the Embassy to contact you in the event of an emergency. If you have previously enrolled in STEP, we recommend that you log into your STEP account to ensure your details are current, your country of travel information is correct, and that you set your departure date as ‘indefinite.’ These steps will enable you to receive all our embassy messaging. For any immediate need, U.S. citizens in an emergency can call 1-888-407-4747 from the United States and Canada or (plus) 1-202-501-4444 from overseas.

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