U.S. Embassy in India Provides Repatriation Guidance for U.S.

May 18, 2020 | United States of America

Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Embassy in India has provided updated repatriation guidance for U.S. citizens abroad.

U.S. citizens who are currently in India may depart on an evacuation flight if they wish. Anyone who wants to travel on a government-facilitated flight must complete a form provided through the Embassy’s website. A form must be completed for an upcoming repatriation flight even for individuals who have previously registered for an evacuation flight or otherwise contacted the Embassy.

All U.S. citizens who register will receive a confirmation email with their flight information and seat assignment if they successfully sign up for a repatriation flight. However, the Embassy notes that only individuals who receive a confirmation email are permitted to board an evacuation flight. Additionally, travelers are asked to contact the airline directly rather than the Embassy or Consulate for questions and concerns regarding the flight.

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates are continuing to arrange evacuation flights for U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens should monitor their websites for additional information. All prospective travelers must complete a promissory note, which is an agreement to pay for the flight, before boarding the plane.