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Alert: Updated Departure Information #5 – Sunday’s Flight Cancelled
March 27, 2020

The U.S. Embassy regrets to inform U.S. citizens that  Sunday’s flight has been cancelled because the Chad MFA denied the request for flight clearance.

We have no further information at this time.   We continue to look into all possibilities to make an evacuation flight happen.

This yo-yo situation is very frustrating for all of us, and we wish we had more information to share with you.  We will provide updates as they become available.

Please don’t hesitate to contact ChadEvac@state.gov if you have any urgent inquiries.

If you still would like evacuation assistance and have not already contacted us, please send an email to U.S. ChadEvac@state.gov.  Emails sent to other accounts will not be answered.

If you do not have a valid U.S. passport, please contact us immediately.

There are now 5 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Chad.

Passengers will be listed in priority order per State Dept guidelines as follows:

  • U.S. citizens at higher risk from the virus – adults 65 and older, and people of any age with underlying health issues.
  • U.S. citizen minors and 1 escort
  • Adult U.S. citizens in need of medical assistance who do not fall into a higher priority group.
  • Other U.S. citizens
  • Non-U.S. citizen dependents of U.S. citizens
  • Eligible non-U.S. citizens, with priority given to those with underlying health issues or 65 years or older.

Please be aware that you will have to pay for this flight.


  • You should be prepared to leave with little advance notice
  • Pack a “go” bag now with essential documents and other items
  • Keep in mind that you may be limited in how much luggage you can bring
  • There is no guarantee that pets will be accommodated.  Please make alternate arrangements for the care of your pet.
  • Updates will be provided as they become available.  Individual emails may experience a delay in responses due to high volume and decreased staffing at the Embassy.

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