Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (April 17, 2020)
Event: Additional Flights to the United States
The Embassy has identified two additional repatriation flight opportunities for U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents: a Department of State charter flight to Washington-Dulles on either April 21 or 22 and a Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight to Miami on April 26. The instructions for the flights are different, so please read the information below carefully. Please also note that there may be a significant price difference between the two flights. The final price of the Department of State charter flight will not be known in advance but may be up to a maximum of $1,800. Check with the UIA website for their ticket price.
Seats on the U.S. charter flight on April 21 or 22 are very limited. Passengers who choose this option should confirm that by Sunday, April 19, by emailing KyivUSCitizen@state.gov. Priority in boarding will be given to U.S. Citizens and then Lawful Permanent Residents. Travelers who choose this option should submit the below documents as soon as possible. All passengers will need to reimburse the U.S. Government for the flight, and a sign a promissory note to that effect before boarding. You will be responsible for any arrangements or costs (lodging, onward destination or local transportation, etc.) beyond your initial destination in the U.S.
- Form DS5528 Promissory Note (fill it out electronically and email it back to us at KyivUSCitizen@state.gov). 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 the form in CAPITAL LETTERS. You will sign the form at the airport.
- Flight Manifest Form (fill out online and submit). Fill out 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).
If you have previously submitted the DS-5528 and a copy of your travel document, you do not need to resubmit them. You must, however, resubmit the flight manifest form. Please note that we will not send a confirmation that we have received your email; do not submit your documents multiple times – we will contact you if there is something missing.
The flight on April 26 is operated by UIA, and tickets will be available soon on their website. This is not a U.S. government-operated or -funded flight. The Embassy is coordinating with UIA to provide further travel information for interested U.S. citizens. Ukrainian citizens, such as Lawful Permanent Residents or immigrant visa holders who wish to take this flight should notify the Embassy once they purchase tickets so that we can confirm your admissibility to the United States with the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Doing so will greatly facilitate your departure from Ukraine.
Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Ukraine.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.