Evacuation of Americans from Wuhan, China
Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson
February 8, 2020
Yesterday, two flights from Wuhan carrying U.S. citizens, their immediate family members, and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents safely landed in the United States. As with the other recent evacuation flights, all passengers will be carefully screened and monitored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
These flights represent a joint effort by the Department of State, the CDC, HHS, the Department of Defense, and state and local authorities to bring home Americans in need. In total, we evacuated over 800 passengers from Wuhan.
We remain committed to our vital mission of ensuring the welfare of U.S. citizens overseas and providing important information to help them stay safe. Our team here in Washington and at our Embassy and consulates in China are working closely with PRC authorities to offer all possible support to U.S. citizens throughout China. We encourage U.S. citizens to continue to review our China Travel Advisory at Travel.State.gov, and to closely monitor and follow the guidance of the CDC and local health authorities.