Update on the Status of U.S. Citizen Evacuations From Egypt

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
February 2, 2011
Embassy Staff Member Assists U.S. Citizens Evacuate Cairo

More:Information for U.S. Citizens Currently in Egypt | Public Service Announcement

The welfare and safety of U.S. citizens in Egypt remains one of the State Department's top priorities. On February 2, 2011, the Office of the Spokesman provided this update on the status of U.S. citizen evacuations from Egypt.

"More than 1,900 U.S. citizens and their family members have been evacuated from Egypt in an operation that began on Monday, January 31. We plan to continue evacuation efforts on Thursday, February 3, and are assessing the need to continue flights after that. We continue with our efforts to assist any U.S. citizens who wish to leave Egypt and are boarding additional flights today. As curfew has been eased by three hours, we expect more U.S. citizens will be able to reach the Cairo airport.

"We advise U.S. citizens to avoid demonstrations and carefully proceed to the airport during non-curfew hours. U.S. citizens with passports that expired within the past 10 years may go directly to the airport. Persons with passports that expired more than 10 years ago, should go to the Embassy to obtain a replacement.

"Although non-emergency personnel at our Embassy are leaving Egypt under ordered departure status, the Department continues to send personnel into Cairo and to our safe haven locations to assist U.S. citizens. The Embassy remains open for U.S. citizen services only during non-curfew hours.

"The most up-to-date information for U.S. citizens in Egypt can be found on our website Travel.State.Gov. U.S. citizens in Egypt, or persons concerned for their U.S. citizen loved ones in Egypt also may contact the State Department by email at EgyptEmergencyUSC@state.gov or telephone at 1-888-407-4747 (toll-free in the United States and Canada) or 1-202-501-4444 (outside the United States and Canada)."You can also find the text of this update here on www.state.gov.



February 3, 2011

Egyptian in Egypt writes:

We Egyptian people are in a revolution against Dictator Mubarak since 25 January 2011, yesterday and today there is a massacre against demonstrators in the “Liberation Square” in the center of Cairo.

Dictator Mubarak shut down internet and telephones one week ago, the media in the world don’t hear our voice, don’t care of us.

I’m able to access internet today, I’m sending this message to everyone to support us.

Please Help us, Write in blogs, Make demonstrations to support us, Send to Media, to journalists, to politicians in your countries to support us.

Cairo, Egypt. 3 February 2011

jeanne s.
United States
February 4, 2011

Jeanne S. in the U.S.A. writes:

send some more planes to alexandria PLEASE!! my sister and her family who are american citizens are stuck in alexandria.it seems impossible for them to leave now since you are telling everyone to get to cairo.no one is willing to drive to cairo with all the chaos going on.and alexandrias flights are being cancelled and the curfew is not helping.what are they supposed to do.PLEASE HELP MY FAMILY!

DipNote Bloggers write:

@ Jeanne S. -- Please call the Department of State at 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada for assistance. Additional information for U.S. citizens currently in Egypt can be found here.


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