Health and Travel  Alert – U.S. Mission Russia (April 4, 2020)

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 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. 

Click here to register interest in a potential charter flight. 

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:  


  • 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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