Health and Travel Alert – U.S. Mission Russia (April 4, 2020)
Location: Russia, country-wide
Event: Update on Possible Charter Flight
The U.S. Mission to Russia team continues to pursue a charter flight for our fellow U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States. As of this moment, we anticipate a mid-week departure from Moscow. The flight may be a direct flight to the United States or through a European capital with a connection to the United States. We are actively working with the airlines and the Government of the Russian Federation to secure the necessary permissions, and we will continue to update you.
This will likely be the final charter opportunity to depart Russia. Unless you plan to remain in Russia long-term, we encourage you to depart on this flight.
Please be aware that all passengers will be required to pay for the cost of their flight. Charter flights costs are generally significantly higher than commercial flight options. You will be required to sign a promissory note prior to boarding.
In order to ensure we have sufficient seating, we will need an accurate number of individuals who would be on this flight.
If you previously registered your interest in a charter flight, you received an email from MoscowCharter@state.gov asking you to confirm your continued interest. We ask that you respond immediately. Please include the number and names of the U.S. citizens in your party.
If you have not already indicated your interest in a possible charter flight with us, please immediately proceed to the link below and fill out all the requested information for each member of your traveling party.
Continued Communication: Also, please continue to monitor our website and ensure you are enrolled in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). We will issue Health and Travel alerts on a regular basis and email you directly when we have additional information regarding charter flights. In case of emergency, please reach out to us via the following points of contact – Emergency Contact List.
Additional 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 Russia.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
- 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