Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Sunday, January 30, 2011

I will throw this US Governent travel guidance up in case it improves the reach.

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo has informed U.S. citizens in Egypt who wish to depart that the Department of State is making arrangements to provide transportation to safehaven locations in Europe.  This assistance will be provided on a reimbursable basis, as required by U.S. law.  U.S. citizens who travel on U.S. government–arranged transport will be expected to make their own onward travel plans from the safehaven location.  Flights to evacuation points will begin departing Egypt on Monday, January 31.  Persons interested in departing Egypt via U.S.G.-chartered transportation should contact the U.S. Department of State and Embassy Cairo by sending an email to or by calling 1-202-501-4444.  Please provide the following information:

  • Name, age, place of birth and U.S. passport number and any special medical needs.
  • Immediate family members (spouses and children) who are not U.S. citizens must be documented for entry into the safehaven country and/or U.S., if that is your final destination. 
  • Travelers are permitted only one piece of luggage per person.

At present there are no plans to evacuate Britains, but the Turkish and Indian authorities have arranged transport for their nationals.



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