Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan (April 21, 2020)
Location: Pakistan (country-wide)
Event: Update #29 – URGENT Message to Passengers Scheduled to Depart Islamabad on April 22 at 13:40 (1:40 p.m.) Pakistan Standard Time.
This is an important message to confirmed passengers on the U.S. government charter flight scheduled April 22 at 13:40 (1:40 p.m.) from Islamabad. The flight time and date for this one flight have been changed. We are calling all passengers confirmed on that flight to provide the new flight date and time. We will also email you the details.
This change is ONLY for those passengers confirmed on the 13:40 (1:40 p.m.) April 22 flight from Islamabad. All other flights remain the same. If you are on another flight, please do not contact us asking for an update. All other flights remain the same.
The U.S. Mission to Pakistan continues to call U.S. citizens and LPRs who completed the TRAVELER INTEREST FORM to confirm seats. Please monitor your phone. Remember we must speak with one member of the traveling party by telephone.
For all passengers confirmed on flights this week from Islamabad and Karachi:
- Once confirmed on a flight we are unable to schedule you for a different flight.
- Each passenger occupying a seat is permitted two checked bags, each bag cannot way more than 23 kgs each.
- After your seat was confirmed by phone, you received an email confirmation with details of the flight. Review all attachments. Email confirmations are not immediate and could take up to 48 hours to be received.
- Complete the DS-5528 “Evacuee Manifest and Promissory Note” before arriving to the airport. This is an attachment in your email confirmation,
- If you must cancel your flight, please give the Embassy as much notice as possible so we can offer the seat to someone else. Send an email to ACSIslamabad@state.gov to inform us as soon as possible so we can offer your seat to someone who wants to return to the United States. In the Subject Line, put “Cancelation Request.” Be prepared for the possibility of remaining in Pakistan until commercial flights resume.
- If you cancel your flight, please understand that this may mean that you will remain in Pakistan until commercial flight options become available.
Please review our April 18 Health Alert Update #25 to find the answers to many of your questions about the flights and the email confirmation that was sent to all confirmed travelers.
Actions to Take:
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)to receive alerts and updates.
- Seek medical care right away if you believe you may have COVID-19.
- Review the CDC’s latest recommendations to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19.
- Monitor flight availability.
- Review the Embassy’s webpageon COVID-19 for Pakistan specific information.
- Visit the Department of State’s COVID-19 information page for the latest information.
U.S. Consulate General Karachi
+(92)(21) 3527 5000
U.S. Consulate General Lahore
+(92)(42) 3603 4000
U.S. Consulate Peshawar
+(92)(91) 526 8800
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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