Event: Special Commercial Flight to the United States Available on Ethiopian Airlines
While Ghana’s borders remain closed until further notice, the U.S. Embassy in Accra is aware of an upcoming special commercial flight operated by Ethiopian Airlines on June 26, 2020, from Kotoka International Airport direct to Newark Liberty International Airport.
This is a special commercial flight operated by Ethiopian Airlines and not a U.S. Government-chartered or -funded flight. To be eligible for this flight, you must be a U.S. citizen with a valid U.S. passport or a U.S. Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) with a valid permanent resident (green) card. Interested U.S. citizens and LPRs must purchase tickets directly from Ethiopian Airlines by visiting their ticket office in Accra:
· Ethiopian Airlines City Ticket Office
o Location: Cocoa House Ground Floor, Kwame Nkrumah Avenue – Accra, Ghana
o Phone: +233 24 242 6303 and +233 30 266 4856/7/8
o Working Hours:
§ Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
§ Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
§ Sunday: Closed
· Fare Amount
o Economy Class – USD $1350
o Business Class – USD $2840
The embassy continues to explore every option to help U.S. citizens and LPRs return to the United States. We will release updated information on potential flight options as it becomes available.
ACTIONS TO TAKE:
· Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov.
· Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security, travel, and health updates.
· Review the President of Ghana’s speech announcing the extended border closure and phased easing on public gatherings.
· To learn what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
· Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
· Visit our U.S. Embassy in Accra’s website on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Ghana.
· Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
· Visit Ready.gov for a list of suggested supplies to have on hand.
U.S. Embassy Accra, Ghana
+(233) 30-27-41-000 24/7 for a recorded message
No. 24, Fourth Circular Rd., Cantonments, Accra
P.O. Box GP 2288
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444