Message for U.S. Citizens: UPDATE #10 on Flight Availability

Message for U.S. Citizens: UPDATE #10 on Flight Availability (May 8, 2020)

 

In Case You Missed It: All of our previous COVID-19 messages are posted on the embassy’s website

FLIGHTS: Some airlines (Georgian, Qatar, Turkish, Aegean) have announced their intention to resume regular Tbilisi flights sometime between the end of May and beginning of July. Others (Lufthansa, LOT, Air Baltic) may not resume commercial service to Tbilisi until August or September. These plans may change based on individual airlines’ negotiations with the government of Georgia and/or evolving conditions. 

If you are seeking to depart Georgia sooner than the end of May, we are aware only of these remaining options for flights out of Tbilisi. Please consult a travel agent or airline representative to find out what specific connections are available from each of these cities:

  • 09 May – Tbilisi to Berlin SXF  (Georgian Airways, no direct transfers to the USA)
  • 11 May – Tbilisi to Minsk, Belarus (Belavia, no direct transfers to the USA)
  • 15 May – Tbilisi to Amsterdam* (RECOMMENDED. Direct transfers available to several U.S. destinations, see note below)
  • 17 May – Tbilisi to Minsk, Belarus (Belavia, no direct transfers to the USA)

Note: Some airlines may have additional flights advertised online and sell tickets for flights that are not expected to operate and may be canceled at short notice. Therefore, we encourage U.S. citizens seeking to depart Georgia to focus on the options above, which are more reliably expected to operate. 

*Transit through Amsterdam: Please notify us if you plan to transit Amsterdam; we can send your information to CBP and TSA in advance which can help smooth your boarding and transit procedures at AMS airport. 

If you cannot afford to buy a ticket for a flight to the U.S. you may apply for a repatriation loan from the U.S. government to purchase the ticket; please contact the embassy for details.

Need to leave for the airport during curfew hours? Send us your plans (names, vehicle/driver info, time, and address of departure) and the embassy can request permission from local authorities for you to drive to the airport during the curfew.

Enroll in STEP: Our highest priority is the safety and welfare of U.S. citizens in Georgia. Please encourage your fellow citizens to sign up with our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) so we will know how many Americans are here, we can contact everyone in an emergency, and you will receive occasional emails with information from the embassy. 

Sincerely,

American Citizen Services
Consular Section
U.S. Embassy Tbilisi

AskConsulTbilisi@state.gov
https://ge.usembassy.gov
(+995 32) 227-7724 / after hours (+995 32) 227-7000