Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Location: Ukraine

Event: Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) has announced it will operate a direct flight from Kyiv to New York City JFK airport on 25 March 2020 from Kyiv Boryspil Airport.  U.S. citizens interested in departing on this flight will need to book directly with UIA.

Please monitor for the latest information on the flight and ticket availability.  This is not a U.S. government-operated or -funded flight.  The Embassy is liaising with UIA to provide travel information for interested U.S. citizens.  As we have additional information on this or other departure opportunities, we will notify registered U.S. citizens through STEP.

At this time, this is the only direct way to travel between Ukraine and the United States.  If you need to leave Ukraine, you should strongly consider booking this flight.

U.S. citizens without a valid passport who wish to book this flight should contact to request information on how to obtain an emergency passport.

On March 15, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of non-essential personnel and family members from any diplomatic or consular post worldwide if they are determined to be at higher risk of a poor outcome if exposed to outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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.

On March 19, the Department of State issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory advising U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.

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