Please be reminded that the flight which was scheduled to depart Washington- Dulles International Airport on 4 May 2020 has been rescheduled for Saturday, 9 May 2020.
The Embassy is currently processing the passenger list for this flight which will be submitted to SAA for confirmation.
South Africans are asked to take note that whilst the Embassy and the Consulates have received the proof of payments and your passport information on behalf of SAA, reservations and ticketing are done exclusively by SAA.
SAA will confirm and issue air tickets to passengers via the email provided upon registration.
Payments for the repatriation flight of 9 May 2020 are now closed. No new payments will be accepted and the Embassy shall not take any responsibility for payments received after 04 May 2020 16:00 (ET). South African citizens are encouraged to respond to officially sanctioned communication from the Embassy in Washington DC or Consulates in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York only.
Airport Procedures for 9 May 2020
The SAA ticket counter at Washington-Dulles International Airport will be open four (4) hours prior to departure for passenger and baggage check-in. All passengers must be checked-in 90 minutes prior to departure.
Please remember to bring your own personal protective equipment to the airport: face mask, gloves and sanitizer.
Whilst passengers have been cleared by DIRCO and other Government Departments to be repatriated, any passenger who displays COVID-19 symptoms at the time of boarding will not be allowed to board the flight. (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html)