Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Lusaka Zambia

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Location:  Zambia

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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:

https://www.ethiopianairlines.com/aa/book/booking

https://www.ethiopianairlines.com/aa/services/help-and-contact/worldwide-contacts/zambia

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.

The Department of State is currently not organizing an evacuation of U.S. citizens from Zambia, as commercial flights are available.  As previously indicated, the embassy strongly urges those who wish to return to the United States, to explore commercial flight options now, as there is no guarantee that the U.S. government will be able to arrange evacuation flights if airspace closes.  Also, evacuation flights are not free-of-charge and are, in fact, frequently more expensive than currently available commercial travel. 

Actions to Take:

Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Lusaka

Subdivision694/Stand 100 Kabulonga District

Ibex Hill Road

Lusaka, Zambia

Phone: 

+(260) 211-357-000

+(260) 966-050-123

+(260) 761-107-000

Email:  ACSLusaka@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444

Zambia Country Information

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