Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Mission Russia

Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Mission Russia (May 18, 2020)

Location:  Russia, country-wide

Event:   Upcoming Aeroflot flight to New York

Tickets are now on sale on Aeroflot’s website for a flight from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) to New York, JFK on Saturday, May 23, 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 this flight.

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:   


  • 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

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