US Department of State guidance: Securing flights to home countries

The US Department of State (DOS) has encouraged J-1 exchange visitors to contact their embassy or consulate if they experience COVID-19 related challenges related to securing flights home when programs have completed. The DOS information below is current as of April 7, 2020.

Country  

Update  

Albania  

EVs should email their information (name, location, contact info, exchange program) to the Albanian Embassy at: [email protected]  

Argentina  

EVs should contact the embassy or closest consulate: https://eeeuu.cancilleria.gob.ar/en

Bahrain  

EVs should contact the Cultural Office of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain via email at: [email protected]  

Cambodia  

EVs should visit the Embassy’s website: https://www.embassyofcambodiadc.org/covid19updates/press-release-of-the-embassy-requesting-information-from-cambodian-students-in-the-us  

Colombia  

EVs should contact the Embassy at: 202–885-9279;  [email protected]  

Croatia  

EVs should visit the Embassy’s website: http://us.mvep.hr/en/news/notification-for-croats-abroad,60419.html   

Czech Republic  

EVs should visit the Embassy’s website: https://www.mzv.cz/washington/cz/konzularni_informace/urgentni_cr_vypravuje_specialni_let_z.html   

Greece  

EVs should visit the Embassy’s website: https://www.mfa.gr/en/current-affairs/statements-speeches/ministry-of-foreign-affairs-announcement-on-the-impact-of-the-coronavirus-situation-on-the-movements-of-greek-citizens-abroad.html    

Hungary  

EVs should visit the Embassy’s website: https://washington.mfa.gov.hu/eng/news/szijjarto-peter-kuelgazdasagi-es-kueluegyminiszter-koezlemenye-a-hazaterni-szandekozoknak   

Kosovo  

EVs should contact the Kosovo Embassy via email:  [email protected]  

Kyrgyzstan  

EVs should send their data and questions to these email addresses: [email protected]  and [email protected]. The 24/7 emergency telephone number is +1-202-256-2924   

Mongolia  

EVs should contact the embassy via: http://mongolianembassy.us/contact-us/#.XoTD9ZNKiu4.  

Montenegro  

EVs should register with the Embassy of Montenegro.

Pakistan  

EVs should visit the Embassy’s website: http://embassyofpakistanusa.org/   

Peru  

EVs should complete the form at this link if they are interested in curtailing their stay and returning home: http://www.consulado.pe/paginas/Inicio.aspx

Russia  

EVs should reach out to the embassy or consulate.  For the NY Consulate - The consulate has said that Russian citizens should contact at [email protected]. The general consular section email contact at the Russian Embassy in DC: [email protected]

Saudi Arabia  

EVs have until April 10 to apply for return to the Kingdom on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ e-service platform (http://www.mofa.gov.sa/es), with priority given to Saudi citizens in countries most affected by COVID-19, the elderly, and pregnant women.  All returning Saudis will be subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine in hotels throughout the Kingdom.  

Slovakia  

EVs should visit the Embassy’s website  

Slovenia  

EVs should visit the Embassy’s website: http://www.washington.embassy.si/index.php?id=51&L=1   

Somalia  

EVs should send their details to Abdirahman Bashir at: [email protected]  

South Africa  

EVs should reach out to the Embassy (http://www.saembassy.org/) if they are interested in curtailing their stay and returning home.  

Thailand  

 More information can found at:  https://thaiembdc.org/th/infoforthais/