Thousands of Americans are in Egypt and the U.S. State Department is trying to get them out.
The State Department has also issued a warning against traveling to Egypt as the unrest among Egyptian citizens continues. Janice Jacobs is the Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs and is on the forefront of the effort to get all Americans out of the country safely. Secretary Jacobs tells CNN's T.J. Holmes about the difficult situation facing Americans in Egypt.
For Americans trapped in Egypt or for concerned relatives and friends back home, the U.S. State Department has released the following information:
People interested in departing Egypt via U.S. government-chartered transportation should contact the State Department and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo by sending an e-mail to EgyptEmergencyUSC@state.gov or by calling 1-202-501-4444.
You should provide the following information:
– Name, age, place of birth and U.S. passport number and any special medical needs.
– Immediate family members (spouses and children) who are not U.S. citizens must be documented for entry into the safe-haven country and/or U.S., if that is your final destination.
– Travelers are permitted only one piece of luggage per person.
For families concerned that a U.S. citizen in Egypt might require assistance, they should send an e-mail to EgyptEmergencyUSC@state.gov or call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada, or outside the United States and Canada on a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.