Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 24, 2020)

Location:  Ukraine


Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) has announced a second direct flight from Kyiv Boryspil Airport (KBP) to New York City JFK airport on March 27 in addition to the flight on March 25.  If you need to leave Ukraine, you should strongly consider booking one of these flights.  It may be your last opportunity for a while.  Please monitor for ticket availability.

Catering has been suspended at KBP and only water will be provided on this flight.  Passengers should bring food with them to the airport.  The Embassy is unable to assist travelers with transportation to the airport and U.S. citizens will need to secure private transportation such as a taxi or private car.

We are compiling a list of U.S. citizens who will not or could not book these flights but are considering leaving Ukraine for the United States.  Please enroll in STEP and provide your name and contact information to our email address: so we can contact you as soon as we have any further updates.  

Your email message should include the following information:

  • Your full name as spelled in your passport
  • Information we can use to contact you now – a current phone number and email address.
  • Your date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY)
  • Your passport number, and its date of issuance and expiration.  If it is not a U.S. passport, please note the country that issued it.  Please also note any non-U.S. citizen immediate family members traveling with you.
  • Please note your current location (city and country) and any special needs you may have, such as medical issues.

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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