The largest aviation group in Africa, Ethiopian Airlines, has announced the resumption of flights from Harare to the United States for U.S. citizens who wish to return home.
According to a joint press statement by the airline and the United States of America Department of State, the U.S. government is not anticipating arranging repatriation flights in Zimbabwe at the moment and therefore these flights are the only way to depart Zimbabwe as the government has closed all land borders except to returning residents.
“If you want to leave Zimbabwe, consider booking one of these flights now. Evacuation flights are not free-of-charge and are, in fact, frequently more expensive than currently available commercial travel,” read the statement.
The flights are scheduled for Sunday, June 21 at 13:40, and Monday, June 22, at 13:40 while flights to Dulles, VA, and or Chicago, IL, are scheduled thereafter on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays.
The establishments added that flight schedules and costs were subject to change therefore travelers needed to confirm all flight details with Ethiopian Airlines when making reservations.
Only commercial flights will be available and tickets will be sold directly by Ethiopian Airlines.