Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 7, 2020)


Event: The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine continues to work on a possible evacuation flight to the United States.  We will notify the American community as soon as possible with further details on date and destination of the flight when this option becomes available.  The flight will depart from Kyiv.  In order for you to board the evacuation flight when it occurs, you must carefully read and accurately fill out the following required forms before the flight.  You should complete these forms now, even if you are not sure you will board the flight.

  • Form DS5528 Promissory Note (fill it out electronically and email it back to us at If you are traveling with minor children, you can include them on your own form, no need to fill out separate forms for each child). Please, type in form in CAPITAL LETTERS.  You will sign the form at the airport.
  • Form DS5505 Privacy Act Waiver (fill it out electronically and email it back to us at You will sign the form at the airport.
  • Flight Manifest Form  (fill out online and submit).  Fill the form for each member of your traveling party.  Please, only submit ONE entry for each person.
  • A copy of your passport/green card/visa/other travel document (attach a photocopy/scan.)

All U.S. citizens interested in possible evacuation should be prepared to leave on short notice.  Check the validity of your U.S. passport.  If it expires in the next three months, send an email immediately to to schedule an emergency appointment to renew it.  Please enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) if you have not already done that.

There is no guarantee that the Department of State will be able to continue to provide repatriation assistance, and transportation options to the United States may be unavailable in the future.  If a flight becomes available and you choose to remain overseas, you should be prepared to remain where you are for the foreseeable future.  General quarantine procedures in Ukraine have been extended through April 24.  Additional information on COVID-19 in Ukraine is available at the Embassy’s webpage.

In the United States, passengers may be subject to CDC screening, health observation, and monitoring requirements upon reentry to the United States. For additional questions, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 Information for Travel page.

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