According to the statement, the Biden administration is continuing to tell American citizens trapped in Afghanistan that if they want to be evacuated out of the country, they must pay a cost that could exceed $2,000..
The form forces users to select “I understand and wish to continue with this request” for the following two questions:
Repatriation flights are not free – All passengers will need to reimburse the U.S. Government for the flight. A promissory note for the full cost of the flight, which may exceed $2,000 per person, must be signed by each adult passenger before boarding. No cash or credit card payments will be accepted.
Loan Repayment – While my passport will not be canceled, U.S. citizens who have signed a loan agreement for repatriation may not be eligible for a new passport until the loan is repaid.
In other words, the Biden administration may request payments for evacuation flights.
The Biden admin said nearly 4 hours ago it had no intention of seeking reimbursement from people fleeing Afghanistan.— Andrew Kerr (@AndrewKerrNC) August 20, 2021
This is what the form that Americans are REQUIRED to complete to secure their flight out of Afghanistan says RIGHT NOW: pic.twitter.com/IYAYQFYJJW