Health and Travel  Alert – U.S. Mission Russia (May 6, 2020)  

Health and Travel  Alert – U.S. Mission Russia (May 6, 2020)  

Location:  Russia, country-wide  

Event:  Upcoming Aeroflot flights to Frankfurt (May 8) and New York (May 14) 

Tickets are now on sale on Aeroflot’s website for a flight from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) to Frankfurt (FRA) on Friday, May 8, departing at 15:30.  Onward travel options are available from Frankfurt to the United States. 

Tickets are now on sale on Aeroflot’s website for a flight from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) to New York (JFK) on Thursday, May 14, departing at 14:15.  

Please note that the Embassy is not creating lists of potential passengers, nor are we involved in the selection or ticketing of passengers for Aeroflot flights.  We understand that Aeroflot customer service sometimes mistakenly refers customers to the Embassy.  Please contact Aeroflot directly to book seats for these flights. 

We do not have plans to organize additional charter flights at this time.  We encourage all U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States to take advantage of Aeroflot’s limited commercial flights.

Important information for U.S. citizen and legal permanent residents traveling to Moscow in order to depart the Russian Federation via commercial flights:

The Moscow City government implemented an electronic pass system to regulate vehicular travel within and into the city on April 15.  The new rules apply to all movements via car, taxi, motorcycle, bicycle, scooter, or any form of public transit.  All individuals traveling to or from Moscow airports or railway stations must have a digital pass for the trip.  This pass can be applied for via the Moscow City website or text message.  Details and instructions on the electronic pass system can be found at the Moscow City electronic pass website (English)/(Russian).  The Embassy encourages all travelers to visit the site and read the requirements in full.    

Please see the Moscow City government’s website on COVID-19 for additional information.  If you live in or are visiting a location outside of Moscow, please check with the local government for applicable restrictions and guidelines.

Additional Actions to Take:  


  • Consult the  CDC website for the most up-to-date 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 Russia. 





  • U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia 

Bolshoy Deviatinsky Pereulok No. 8 

+7 495 728-5000 

Website –U.S. Embassy Moscow 


  • U.S. Consulate General Yekaterinburg 

15 Gogol Street 

+7 (343) 379-3001 

After hours – +7 (917) 569-3549 

Website –U.S. Consulate General Yekaterinburg  


  • U.S. Consular Agency Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Lada Hotel, Suite 210

154 Komsomolskaya Street

+7-4242-42-49-17 (Mondays and Thursdays, 0900-1300)

After hours – +7-914-704-07 62

  • State Department – Consular Affairs 

888-407-4747 202-501-4444