Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Nicosia (April 7, 2020)

Location: Cyprus

Event: Health Alert – Potential Flight from Cyprus to Sweden

If you are trying to return to the U.S. this week but your passport has expired, please contact ACSNicosia@state.gov to schedule an appointment for an emergency passport. 

Contact ACSNicosia@state.gov if you are a U.S. citizen in Cyprus experiencing extreme financial difficulties and/or unable to afford to fly home if a flight was available.

Flight Information

The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of a possible flight from Larnaca to Stockholm/Arlanda, Sweden at noon on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The cost of the ticket is 2,500 SEK (approximately $250 USD) and is non-refundable.  The booking is available on the airline’s website at https://www.apollo.se/viktig-information/evakueringsflyg. (Note: this airline’s website is in Swedish and it’s recommended to use an internet browser, such as Google Chrome, that will automatically translate its pages to English.)  U.S. citizens are responsible for booking their onward travel to the United States (to transit Arlanda airport in Stockholm travelers must have a confirm booking for an onward flight.)  The English-language announcement of this flight is available on the Embassy of Sweden in Cyprus’ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SwedeninCyprus/

If you have any problems booking, please contact Apollo customer service: + 46 8 51930795

If no direct flights are available from Stockholm to the United States, travelers will need to transit through another country, from Stockholm, en route to the United States.  All travelers should be aware that available travel routes and regulations regarding transit can change suddenly.

This is a commercially operated flight and NOT a U.S. government operated flight. This information is being provided for your consideration.  Please contact us at CyprusUSCitizen@state.gov if you have booked a ticket on this flight.

U.S. citizens interested in this flight are advised to contact the airline directly. 

IMPORTANT

Information on COVID-19 in Sweden and Entry and Exit Requirements in Sweden can be found at: https://se.usembassy.gov/covid-19-coronavirus-information/

Travelers are advised to contact the embassy or consulate of their transit countries to receive information on possible entry restrictions.

U.S. Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel.

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Read the full text of the Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel.

Updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is that all international travelers should stay home for 14 days from the time they returned from international travel.  Updated guidance is available on the CDC website here:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html

Actions to Take:

Assistance:

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

Email: ACSNicosia@state.gov

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444