MONDAY EVENING UPDATE
March 23, 2020
The U.S. Embassy Kigali expects the announcement of a special flight departing Kigali International Airport for Doha on Wednesday, March 25 on Qatar Airways. The flight will be available online for purchase as soon as it is confirmed. Any Americans who are interested in departing for the United States should check the Qatar Airways website to book tickets from Kigali to their desired destination in the United States or should ask a travel agent to book tickets for them. Travel agencies that remain open in Kigali include: Alpine Travel (+250-789786 802 or +250-784 833 266) or SatGuru (+250-782 896 344 or +250-783 166 938). If you are interested in booking tickets on this flight, please act quickly as this flight is open for anyone to purchase tickets. To purchase tickets, please go to: https://www.qatarairways.com/en-us/homepage.html. We will send an official MASCOT message to all American citizens enrolled in STEP.state.gov as soon as we know that the flight is confirmed.
Some American citizens have also been able to book tickets on upcoming KLM flights. Another option may be to ask airlines to fly “standby.” The local KLM office is open and its phone numbers are 0788300846 OR 0788389014.
Please encourage other American citizens who may be interested in returning to the United States as fast as possible to email ConsularKigali@state.gov with full details so that we can monitor.