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January 31st, 2011
08:02 AM ET

Getting Americans out of Egypt

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 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 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.

Filed under: Egypt • U.S. • World
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  1. dahodi

    I mean for America and Israel? It would be much better if we can start preparing our exit form not only Egypt but the entire middle-east, including Israel too. Yes, it looks like our hegemony and Israel's dictate will come to the end very soon. Hope, Obama can read what is written on the WALLS.
    Very soon we will see free, secular and fear free Israel, capital will be Jerusalem.

    January 31, 2011 at 1:11 pm |