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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia
April 13, 2020

April 13,2020

Location: Cyprus

Event: Health Alert – Cyprus

The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of possible Cyprus Airways flights from Larnaca to Athens, Greece on April 14, 15, and 16.

There are limited tickets available and we strongly advise interested travelers to purchase them as soon as possible.  The flight costs approximately 130 euros, including luggage.  Travelers can book a flight by contacting Papadopolous Travel by phone at +357 22-283-747.  Tickets are on sale to the public but Greek nationals will be given first priority.  U.S. citizens are responsible for purchasing follow-on tickets from Athens to the United States.  You must have a follow-on ticket from Athens or you will not be allowed to board. U.S. citizens should check current transit requirements at all points of transit.

The following information is copied from the U.S. Embassy Athens’ COVID-19 webpage (as of April 13):

There are no direct flights from Greece to the United States.  The list below includes flights that are scheduled in the next week; however, this information may not be exhaustive and is subject to change at any time by the airlines.  Contact the airlines directly for confirmation and ticketing.

Possible international departures from Greece:

  • Air France: Athens to Paris (Saturdays and Tuesdays with connection to JFK and other U.S. destinations the next day).
    • S. citizens currently are permitted to transit Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport only if they have a direct, onward flight to the United States. Travelers are not permitted to leave the international zone and will not be admitted to France.  Food and other services in the transit area are extremely limited.  Passengers should be prepared to be self-sufficient during their transit.  Anyone transiting through France to reach the United States must have an attestation, available here, with the English version here.  You do not need an endorsement from the Embassy for this attestation.  The attestation may be handwritten if you do not have access to a printer.
  • Aegean: Athens to Brussels (Monday through Friday)
  • Swiss Air: Athens to Zurich (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)
  • Qatar Airways: Athens to Doha (Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays)

Airlines with flights to the United States:

  • United: London to Newark and San Francisco
  • Delta: London to Atlanta and Los Angeles
  • Air France/Delta: Paris to Los Angeles; Paris to JFK
  • Qatar Airways: Doha to multiple U.S. destinations (ATL, BOS, ORD, DFW, JFK, LAX, MIA, IAD)
  • Swiss Airlines: Zurich to Newark
  • Lufthansa: Frankfurt to Newark and Chicago

Actions to Take:


+357 2239-3939 (after hours; wait for recorded message, then press 0)

Email: ACSNicosia@state.gov

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444