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U.S. Citizen Evacuations Continue from Egypt

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The State Department has announced that more than 1,900 U.S. citizens and their family members have been evacuated from Egypt in an operation that began on Monday, January 31. The U.S. says it will continue with efforts to assist any U.S. citizens who wish to leave Egypt and are boarding additional flights today.

As curfew has been eased by three hours, more U.S. citizens are expected to be able to reach the Cairo airport.U.S. citizens are advised to avoid demonstrations and carefully proceed to the airport during non-curfew hours. U.S. citizens with passports that expired within the past 10 years may go directly to the airport. Persons with passports that expired more than 10 years ago, should go to the Embassy to obtain a replacement.

Although non-emergency personnel at the U.S. Embassy are leaving Egypt under ordered departure status, the Department continues to send personnel into Cairo and to the safe haven locations to assist U.S. citizens. The Embassy remains open for U.S. citizen services only during non-curfew hours.

The most up-to-date information for U.S. citizens in Egypt can be found at  www.Travel.State.Gov.  U.S. citizens in Egypt, or persons concerned for their U.S. citizen loved ones in Egypt also may contact the State Department by email at EgyptEmergencyUSC@state.gov or telephone at 1-888-407-4747.

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Written by MithrasLaw

February 4, 2011 at 5:35 pm

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