Health Alert: Authorized Departure Ends for U.S. Mission Personnel

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – August 25, 2020  Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event:  On August 24, 2020, the Department of State terminated Authorized Departure status of non-emergency U.S. personnel and family members from the U.S. Mission to Saudi Arabia, which is comprised of the Embassy in Riyadh and the Consulates General in Jeddah and Dhahran.  …

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Health Alert: Changes to August Repatriation Flights

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – August 22, 2020  Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event:  Saudia Airlines has announced changes to repatriation flights in August. On August 29 there is aflight from Riyadh to Washington, DC (IAD) and on August 23, 25, and 30 flights from Jeddah to Washington, DC (IAD).  There are no longer flights scheduled …

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Health Alert: Additional Repatriation Flights in August

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – August 13, 2020 Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event:  Saudia Airlines has announced repatriation flights in August to New York’s JFK airport. On August 18 and 25 there are flights from Riyadh to New York and on August 20 and August 27 from Jeddah to New York. These are one-way flights …

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Health Alert: Additional August Flights from Jeddah and Riyadh

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – July 30, 2020 Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event: In addition to August 2, 8 and 9 flights, Saudia Airlines has announced flights from Riyadh to Washington-Dulles International airport (IAD) on August 15, 22, and 29 and from Jeddah to Washington-Dulles airport (IAD) on August 16, 23, and …

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Health Alert: Repatriation Flights August 8 and 9

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – July 29, 2020 Location: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event:  Saudia Airlines has announced flights from Riyadh to Washington-Dulles International airport (IAD) on August 8 and from Jeddah to Washington-Dulles airport (IAD) on August 9. These are one-way flights with no possibility of return to the Kingdom at this time; there …

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Requesting Your Ballot for the 2020 Election

Request your absentee ballot for the 2020 General Election by August 1. Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for the House and Senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid …

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Health Alert: Repatriation Flights from Riyadh and Jeddah, June 19-29

Health Alert: Repatriation Flights from Riyadh and Jeddah, June 19-29 Message for U.S. Citizens – June 9, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  The U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arranged with Saudi authorities and Saudia Airlines to offer limited commercial flights from the Kingdom to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 virus. Saudia Airlines has announced additional flights …

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Health Alert: Update on COVID-19

Health Alert: Update on COVID-19   Message for U.S. Citizens – June 7, 2020   Location: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Event:  Saudi Arabia continues to experience sustained community spread of the COVID-19 virus.  As of June 6, there were 98,869 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Kingdom.  This growing caseload impacts the ability of Saudi Arabia’s medical system to provide care for COVID-19 patients and persons with other medical conditions and there have been some reports of difficulties accessing care.  The Mission …

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Health Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights for June 6-13

Health Alert: Upcoming Repatriation Flights for June 6-13 Message for U.S. Citizens – May 31, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  The U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arranged with Saudi authorities and Saudia Airlines to offer limited commercial flights from the Kingdom to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 virus. Saudia Airlines has announced additional flights to …

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Health Alert: May 28 Change to Curfew Hours

Message for U.S. Citizens – May 27, 2020   Location: Saudi Arabia  Event:  The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced new curfew restrictions that will take effect on Thursday, May 28. From Thursday, May 28, through Saturday, May 30, movement will be permitted throughout the Kingdom between 6 AM and 3 PM, with the exception of Mecca where movement remains prohibited. Travel between different regions …

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Health Alert: Repatriation Flights May 16-24

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – May 13, 2020  Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  The U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arranged with Saudi authorities and Saudia Airlines to offer limited commercial flights from the Kingdom to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 virus.    Saudia Airlines has announced additional flights to the United States from Riyadh and …

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Health Alert: Announcing Additional Repatriation Flights

Health Alert Message for U.S. Citizens – May 2, 2020  Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  The U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arranged with Saudi authorities and Saudia Airlines to offer limited commercial flights from the Kingdom to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 virus.    Saudia Airlines has announced additional flights to the United States from Riyadh, Jeddah, …

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Health Alert: Announcing Riyadh Repatriation Flight, May 8

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 28, 2020  Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  Lufthansa German Airlines has announced a flight on Friday, May 8 at 1:55 am from Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport (RUH) to Frankfurt, Germany (FRA).  Lufthansa will operate the flight only if there is sufficient demand, and American citizen travelers will not be admitted to Germany …

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Health Alert: April 26 Change to Curfew Hours

Health Alert – Update on Ramadan Curfew Hours Message for U.S. Citizens – April 26, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  The government of Saudi Arabia has announced a relaxation of curfew restrictions during Ramadan.  From April 26 until May 13, generalized movement will be permitted from 9 AM to 5 PM and limited commercial and …

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Health Alert: Announcing Jeddah Repatriation Flight, April 26th

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 25, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event: The U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arranged with Saudi authorities and Saudia  Airlines to offer limited commercial flights from the Kingdom to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain the COVID-19 virus. Saudia  Airlines has announced a flight tomorrow, April 26, from Jeddah’s …

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Health Alert – Ramadan Curfew Hours

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 22, 2020  Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  To combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced a change to curfew hours.  The 24-hour curfew remains in effect for Riyadh, Jeddah, Dhahran and other select cities, but residents may travel between the hours of 9 a.m. …

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Health Alert: Updated Contact Procedures for U.S. Mission to Saudi Arabia

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 16, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event: Given current curfew restrictions in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dhahran, the Embassy and the Consulates General are teleworking extensively and staffing, in some cases, is reduced. The U.S. Mission’s consular sections remain available to accept urgent phone calls involving the life and safety of …

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Health Alert: Update to Saudia Contact Information

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 13, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:  Saudia Airlines has provided updated contact information for persons interested in booking its flights from Jeddah and Riyadh to the United States this week (see the  April 12 Health Alert  for detailed information about these flights): the Saudia call center can be reached by phone at 014 847 9748 and …

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Health Alert: Curfew Changes and American Citizen Services

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 7, 2020  Location:  Nationwide   Event:    To combat the spread of COVID-19, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced a 24-hour a day curfew in all parts of Riyadh, Tabuk, Dammam, Dhahran, Hafouf, Jeddah, Taif, Qatif and Al-Khobar. This is in addition to previously announced nationwide curfews . Very limited exceptions involving life …

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Health Alert: Announcing Riyadh Repatriation Flight, April 10

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 7, 2020 Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Event:   The U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has arranged with Saudi authorities and Saudia Airlines to offer limited commercial flights from the Kingdom to the United States during the period that regular commercial service is suspended to help contain …

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Health Alert: Announcing Jeddah Repatriation Flight, April 8th

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 5, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:   The U.S. Mission is pleased to announce that it has arranged with Saudi authorities a commercial repatriation flight from Jeddah to Washington-Dulles International Airport, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.  The Saudia Airlines flight will depart from Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED) …

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Health Alert: Announcing Dammam Repatriation Flight, April 6th

Message for U.S. Citizens – April 2, 2020 Location: Saudi Arabia Event:   The U.S. Mission is pleased to announce that it has arranged with Saudi authorities for a commercial repatriation flight from Dammam, in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, to Washington-Dulles International Airport, on Monday, April 6, 2020.  The Saudia Airlines flight will depart from …

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Presidential Proclamation — Travel From Europe

Frequently Asked Questions from American Citizens regarding March 11 and March 14 Presidential Proclamations 1.      Q: I am a U.S. citizen in Europe. Do the March 11 and March 14 Presidential Proclamations prevent me from returning to the United States? A: No. The restrictions do not apply to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. For the most …

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Message for Citizens: Notice Regarding Social Security Services

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States.  Effective immediately, individuals residing in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who require social security services or have questions about SSA benefits must contact the SSA …

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