Health and Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens

Health and Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens

July 6, 2020

KLM Charter Fight Available on July 9

Location:  Kenya

Event: The Kingdom of the Netherlands acquired approval for a KLM charter flight departing Nairobi JKIA on Thursday, July 9th at 20.30 and arriving in Amsterdam at 03.55 on July 10th.  U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPR) with valid documents for entry are offered seats on this flight.  Onward bookings to U.S. destinations are available; those interested should send an email to Reservations.Kenya@klm.com with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Citizenship
  • Passport number and Passport expiration date
  • Final destination
  • Telephone number

Please make payment by credit card or at the Nairobi KLM office (+254 730 138 210).  Ticket cost is approximately EUR 1,000 one-way, economy to Amsterdam/Schiphol.

U.S. citizens and LPR are being permitted to transit Schiphol airport, remain airside, and continue onward to the United States. However, passengers will not be permitted to exit the transit area, therefore, they should have a confirmed onward flight to the U.S. prior to commencing travel. A list of overnight stay hotel and shower facilities accessible from the transit area is available at https://www.schiphol.nl/en/at-schiphol/services/sleep-after-passport-control. Please contact the facilities directly prior to departure to ensure they will be operating during your transit through Schiphol airport.

If you have a valid visa issued throught the Diversity Visa program, recent Presidential Proclamations prohibit entry for those traveling from or through certain countries including the Schengen Area, UK, Ireland, Brazil, China, and Iran, as detailed at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/presidential-proclamation–travel-from-europe.html and https://www.dhs.gov/news/2020/03/17/fact-sheet-dhs-notice-arrival-restrictions-china-iran-and-certain-countries-europe.

Reminder: U.S. Embassy Nairobi strongly recommends that U.S. Citizens and nationals enroll in STEP, the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, at step.state.gov. STEP enrollees receive important information from the Embassy about health conditions, safety alerts, and travel updates. Enrollment enables the Embassy to contact you in the event of an emergency. If you have previously enrolled in STEP, we recommend that you log into your STEP account to ensure your details are current, your country of travel information is correct, and that you set your departure date as ‘indefinite.’ These steps will enable you to receive all our embassy messaging. For any immediate need, U.S. citizens in an emergency can call 1-888-407-4747 from the United States and Canada or (plus) 1-202-501-4444 from overseas.

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