Travel Advisory: For U.S. Citizens – Do Not Travel to Uman for Rosh Hashanah

The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem is repeating this important message from the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv for your information and preparedness.  We strongly support Embassy Kyiv’s warning against travel to Ukraine for any purpose.

The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine suspended consular services in February 2022 following Russian military invasion. The State Department recommends U.S. citizens do not travel to Ukraine. U.S. citizens seeking emergency assistance should email [email protected]. U.S. citizens may seek consular services at U.S. embassies and consulates in neighboring countries. Please read below for the State Department’s full travel advisory for Ukraine.

The State Department’s Current Travel Advisory for Ukraine is Level 4: Do Not Travel   

The Department of State continues to advise that U.S. citizens not travel to Ukraine due to active armed conflict.  Those U.S citizens in Ukraine should depart if it is safe to do so using commercial or other privately available ground transportation options.

All U.S. citizens should carefully monitor U.S. government notices and local and international media outlets for information about changing security conditions and alerts to shelter in place.  Those remaining in Ukraine should exercise caution due to the potential for military attacks, crime, and civil unrest.

The security situation throughout Ukraine is highly volatile. U.S. citizens should remain vigilant and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. Know the location of your closest shelter or protected space. In the event of mortar or rocket fire, follow the instructions from local authorities and seek shelter immediately. If you feel your current location is no longer safe, you should carefully assess the potential risks involved in moving to a different location.

There are continued reports of Russian forces and their proxies singling out U.S. citizens in Ukraine for detention, interrogation, or harassment because of their nationality.  U.S. citizens have also been singled out when evacuating by land through Russia-occupied territory or to Russia or Belarus.

On February 24, the Ukrainian government declared a state of emergency. Each province (oblast) will decide on the measures to be implemented according to local conditions. Measures could include curfews, restrictions on the freedom of movement, ID verification, and increased security inspections, among other measures. Follow any state of emergency measures imposed in your oblast.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prohibits U.S. civil aviation from flying in Ukrainian airspace. For more information, U.S. citizens should consult the Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices. Additionally, since February 24, when Russia’s forces began attacking major Ukrainian cities, the State Aviation Administration of Ukraine, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, and the Federal Aviation Administration have prohibited flights into, out of, and over Ukraine due to ongoing military actions.


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