Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

Location:  Zambia

Event:  On March 27, Proflight announced the airline will cease international flights effective immediately.  Domestic flights will not operate between April 1 and April 30.  The full text of the Proflight statement can be viewed on their website.

The Government of Zambia has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions or disruptions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.

The embassy is aware of only one remaining commercial option to depart Lusaka and return to the United States on Ethiopian Airlines.  U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with Ethiopian Airlines immediately to make travel arrangements while flights are still available.  Booking and local contact information can be found at the following sites:

If you are unable to book a flight through Ethiopian Airlines directly, please contact the embassy’s American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit using one of the options shown below.

Note:  This information will continue to be sent regularly for the benefit of new registrants in STEP.  We will be sure to highlight any new information from previous emails.

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