Message for U.S. Citizens: UPDATE #11 on Flight Availability (May 11, 2020)
FLIGHTS: Shortly after our message last Friday, we learned that Georgian Airways added a few more flights for the upcoming weeks. The complete list we have today is below. Please consult a travel agent or airline representative to book these flights or find out what connections are available from each of these cities:
12 May – Tbilisi to London (connections to IAD and JFK, may require overnight in London)
15 May – Tbilisi to Amsterdam* (same-day connections available to several U.S. destinations, see note below)
17 May – Tbilisi to Minsk, Belarus (Belavia, no direct connections to USA)
18 May—Tbilisi to Larnaca (no direct connections to USA)
20 May – Tbilisi to Athens (no direct connections to USA)
22 May – Tbilisi to Rome (no details available)
28 May: Regular commercial service on Georgian Airways resumes, with flights planned to Brussels, Vienna, Tel Aviv, Kyiv, Paris, Berlin, and Yerevan on May 28th and 29th.
Turkish Airlines will resume flights to/from Tbilisi in July; they do not anticipate US routes at that time though.
Lufthansa will resume flights to/from Tbilisi no earlier than 16 June.
*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.