Health Alert: Announcing Repatriation Flights From Yemen

Message for U.S. Citizens – June 29, 2020

Location: Yemen and Saudi Arabia

Event:  The Department of State has arranged with Yemeni and Saudi authorities to offer limited repatriation flights from Yemen through Saudi Arabia to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 virus.

The flight scheduled for July 1 is full.  Submissions were processed in the order received and the demand for these flights exceeded capacity.  The U.S. Embassy is attempting to arrange additional flights.  Information about additional flights will be announced by Health Alert posted to the U.S. Embassy in Yemen website.

The online form for expressing interest in flights is closed.  All information from the forms submitted so far has been retained.  Anyone who submitted information will be considered for additional flights, again on a first come, first served basis.

Do not contact Saudia at this time regarding future flights.  Do not call or e-mail U.S. Embassy Riyadh about future flights.  The U.S. Embassy will e-mail confirmation when contact information has been passed to Saudia for ticketing on any future flights.

Actions to Take

  •    Register in STEP and encourage other Americans to do so.
  •    Ensure your passport is valid and you have funds to purchase a ticket.
  •      Cooperate with public policies designed to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
  •      Stay abreast of local news and information concerning travel restrictions.
  •      For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  •      Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest information.
  •      Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest restrictions on travel to the United States.

For Assistance Contact:

U.S. Embassy Riyadh
Abdullah Ibn Hudhafah As Sahmi Street Roundabout no. 9, Diplomatic Quarter Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: (966) (11) 488-3800
Fax: (966) (11) 488-7670

U.S. Consulate General Jeddah
Al Safa Street, Al Muhammadiyah District, near the new American School building.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Telephone: (966) (12) 220-5000
Fax: (966) (12) 220-5093

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Saudi Arabia Country Information
Yemen Country Information
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