in an effort to contain the SARS-CoV-2 spread, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education asked that we monitor your current location once more. Please kindly answer the questions in THIS FORM. Since the information is required urgently, we ask that you share this request with the colleagues you are in contact with. The form will be active until April 10, 2020 (Friday), 2 pm, after which time we will relay the provided information to the Ministry. Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation. Stay safe!
Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Berlin, Germany, April 7, 2020 – CHARTER FLIGHTS TO THE USA FROM GERMANY
Below message is addressed to U.S. citizens currently in Germany. It is regarding COVID-19Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive health and security updates and to ensure the State Department can locate you in an emergency.
Are you a U.S. citizen in Germany with a question on safety or travel during COVID-19? Are you a German citizen who is curious about visas or travel to the United States currently? We want to hear from you! Please
send us your question via this form  – it’s anonymous. Thanks in advance for your input!
International commercial flight options currently exist from Germany. United Airlines and Lufthansa still have some direct flights from Frankfurt to destinations in the United States. Flights should be booked directly through United  or Lufthansa . Additional flights to the United States may be possible through connections in Amsterdam, Paris, or London. The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging repatriation flights from Germany at this time.
U.S. citizens living overseas can vote absentee in their state’s upcoming election, no matter where they are. The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential impact it may have on the election cycle. For additional information on potential changes to your state’s primary election and how to vote absentee, visit FVAP.gov/COVID-19 .
Visit our website  for the latest information about COVID-19.
The U.S. Embassy in Berlin and Consulates General Frankfurt and Munich are only offering emergency services. All routine consular services remain suspended.
For emergency American citizen services, including emergency passports, please contact the Embassy or appropriate Consulate General:
U.S. EMBASSY BERLIN
+49-30-8305-0 (business hours)
+49-30-8305-0 (after hours)
U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL FRANKFURT
+49-69-7535-0 (business hours)
+49-69-7535-0 (after hours)
U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL MUNICH
+49-89-2888-580 (business hours)
+49-89-2888-0 (after hours)
State Department – Consular Affairs 
888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444
Country Information – Germany 
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Travel Information for U.S. Citizens, U.S. Consulate Krakow, Poland (April 1, 2020) – CHARTER FLIGHTS TO THE USA
Event: There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with hundreds of thousands of reported cases worldwide. This alert provides information on how to book tickets on the last two flights from Poland to the United States until commercial flights resume.
On March 19, the State Department advised U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. The State Department is advising U.S. citizens traveling or residing outside the United States to arrange for an immediate return to the U.S. unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period of time. U.S. citizens are urged to take advantage of commercially available options for returning to the U.S. while they are still operating. Those U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States should work with their airlines to make travel arrangements while flights are still available.
We strongly urge all U.S. citizens to enroll in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program at step.state.gov to receive alerts and ensure you can be located in an emergency.
CHARTER FLIGHT PROCEDURE: The U.S. Mission to Poland is assisting LOT Polish Airlines with verifying eligibility for U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents who wish to return to the United States on charter flights offered by LOT. These are not U.S. government-operated or funded flights. Availability and cancellations are controlled by LOT. At this time, this is the only direct way to travel between Poland and the United States. The U.S. government is not evacuating U.S. citizens from Poland.
These times are subject to change or cancellation, but, as of this time, LOT has scheduled flights from Warsaw to Chicago on the following days:
These flights on April 2 and April 4 are the last flights to the United States until commercial flights resume.
In order to secure seats on the upcoming LOT flights, you MUST send an email to WarsawUSCitizen@state.gov with the subject line: LOT Charter Information [Your Last Name]
Your email message should include the following information for EACH traveller (even small children):
PLEASE NOTE: By providing this information to us, you give your consent to our providing it to travel service providers for the purpose of facilitating your return to the United States.
WARSAW AIRPORT INFORMATION: You may be screened for visible symptoms and fever before being allowed to board these LOT-operated flights. Passengers exhibiting any symptoms, including fevers, may not be allowed to board. Restaurants and shops in the Warsaw airport are closed and food service on the flights is minimal. Please consider bringing your own snacks to the airport.
CHICAGO AIRPORT INFORMATION: Although the situation is subject to change, we have received reports that upon arrival in Chicago, travelers are screened for symptoms. Travelers without symptoms have been able to catch connecting flights and asked to self-quarantine at home for 14 days. Travelers with symptoms may not be permitted to board a domestic onward flight.
IF YOU FEEL ILL: The Polish government has set up a national informational hotline for COVID-19 health-related inquiries. To reach this hotline, dial +48 800 190 590 and press 6 for an English-speaking operator. For emergency services, dial 112.
The government has designated certain hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients. A list of those hospitals can be found here: https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/hospitals.
More information about the steps the Polish government is taking to address the outbreak can be found at their website here: https://www.gov.pl/web/coronavirus/. This website includes health suggestions and explains the travel and movement restrictions the Polish government has put into place.
FRAUD ALERT: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is warning against fraudsters, claiming to be ministry employees, who are calling and trying to extort money from foreigners living in Poland. The fraudsters are spoofing the MFA’s phone number and accusing foreigners of failing to complete their visa process correctly. They threaten deportation and demand payment via international money transfer. Anyone who has experienced this should report it to the local police. Please also inform the MFA at email@example.com and American Citizens Services at ACSWarsaw@state.gov.
MOVEMENT RESTRICTIONS IN POLAND: On March 24, the Polish authorities announced new restrictions on public movement. On March 31, these restrictions were tightened, effective April 2. All public gatherings, events, and reunions are banned, and places of public recreation, such as parks will be closed. No gatherings of more than two people are allowed in public and space of at least 2 meters (approximately 6 feet) must be maintained. Parents with young children (under age 13) are excepted, as are those directly assisting persons with disabilities. Minors are not allowed outside alone. Public transport will continue to operate, with limited capacity. The number of people who may be inside those shops that remain open, as well as at open air markets, will be strictly limited. Special shopping hours from 10 am – 12 pm will be reserved for persons over age 65. Shoppers will be required to use disposable gloves. Hotels and hostels will be closed effective April 2. You may be fined up to 30,000 PLN for violating the restrictions on public movement and gatherings.
The following activities are exceptions to the restrictions on public movement:
ENTRANCE RESTRICTIONS: On March 15, Poland instituted strict border entry requirements. All travelers seeking to enter Poland are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine.
Only the following categories of travelers are allowed to enter Poland. The U.S. Embassy cannot insist that Polish authorities allow a traveler into the country in violation of Polish regulations.
U.S. Consulate General, Krakow, Poland
+48 12 424 5100 (business hours)
+48 601 483 348 (after hours emergencies involving U.S. citizens)
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Poland Country Information
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As per the regulation nr 11 dated March 31, 2020, of the V-Rector of the JU for MC (original document in Polish), fees for the rooms that have been temporarily vacated by their residents but are still occupied by their belongings, is reduced by 50% as of April 1, 2020, until further notice. This applies only to persons who vacated their rooms following the suspension of classes at the JU MC in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Also, the interest fee for late payment of rent will not be exercised in the period specified above.
Calling Canadian Students!
Please register with the Registry of Canadians Abroad at www.travel.gc.ca/travelling/registration
This service means we can reach you directly, quickly, with the most up to date information.
LOT Airlines is offering a charter flight from Warsaw Chopin International airport to Toronto on April 3rd. Please note that we have no information of any further flights at this time, including flights related to existing reservations you may have.
We urge travellers who wish to return to Canada to take advantage of this flight. At this time, our understanding is that those who choose not to return to Canada on this flight may have to remain in Poland until regular flights resume. The timing of future flights is unknown and may not be for months, and our ability to provide consular service may be seriously curtailed due to mobility restrictions in Poland.
The embassy has to confirm your eligibility in order for LOT to book you on this flight. Please contact the embassy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those students waiting for a Residency Permit, it is our understanding that appointments have been cancelled or postponed, and delays may occur.
Best regards and health in these difficult times,
Counsellor (Political) | Counselliere (Affaires politiques)
Email | Courriel: Jeanette.Sautner@international.gc.ca
Telephone | Téléphone: +48 22 584 3250
Facsimile | Télécopieur: +48 22 584 3190
Embassy of Canada to Poland | Ambassade du Canada en Pologne
Jana Matejki 1/5, 00-481 Warsaw, Poland | Varsovie, Pologne
Due to the epidemiological threat posed by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the entrance exam sessions during the admission process for the academic year 2020/21 will be held online.
Detailed information on the online entrance exam sessions will be shared with the candidates whose registrations were confirmed in the Online Application System.
Pursuant to the decision of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education dated March 21, 2020, classes at the universities are further suspended until April 10, 2020.
The curriculum is to be realized to the greatest possible extent with the use of online teaching.
Until March 27, 2020, the School Office will operate in a limited scope. Most of the staff members will be working from home, with only one person on duty every day in the office. Officials authorized to sign paperwork are on duty in a limited scope as well. This will result in extended waiting time for any paperwork. The normal processing time (3-5 business days) no longer applies.
In view of the bulk of the queries, we ask that you send them by e-mail, either directly to the person in charge of the particular field or to email@example.com , which is monitored by all SME staff members. This will allow us to field your questions more efficiently.
We also ask that you monitor the School’s website daily for updates on the coronavirus situation – new information will be posted whenever it is made available to us.
Regarding the Lanekassen statements – these will be e-mailed to students who submitted their forms within the appointed deadline in the course of this week (that is by March 20, 2020).
Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
in an effort to contain the SARS-CoV-2 spread, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education asked that we monitor your current location. Please kindly answer the questions in THIS FORM. Since the information is required urgently, we ask that you share this request with the colleagues you are in contact with. Thank you in advance for your help and cooperation.
In the face of the epidemiological threat posed by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and the potential needs in terms of securing the operation of hospitals, the Authorities of the Jagiellonian University Medical College decided to create a database of JU MS student volunteers willing to provide their support – as volunteers – to the actions of the University Children’s Hospital and Kraków sanitary-epidemiological station (Pol. SANEPID).
Big thank you to everyone who reached out to us with their offer to help.
In the beginning of next week, detailed information on what and where help is needed will be published. At this time, we see that support will be needed with: patient registration, operation of pneumatic dispatch, transport of patients, support on the wards (except for the infectious disease ward), and call-center operation.
The volunteers will receive volunteer contracts, which stipulate that the volunteers will be provided with liability insurance and accident insurance (Pol. OC and NNW) coverage.
If you want to volunteer your help, please register using this FORM.
Thank you and stay safe!
Please be informed that as per the special regulation from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. student IDs, the validity of which was confirmed in the first semester of the academic year 2019/ 2020 (i.e. are valid until March 31, 2020), are automatically prolonged until May 31, 2020, without the need to visit the School Office in person.
we have received very alarming information that in the wake of the cancellation of the classes, you proceeded to organize large parties and social gatherings instead of isolating yourself, which was the objective of the JU Authorities’ decision.
Such behaviour is beyond irresponsible and reprehensible! It was only hours after the classes were cancelled that the WHO declared the Coronavirus a PANDEMIC. By making light of the situation you are putting yourself and countless other people in danger. One could have hoped that medical students, of all the student body of the Jagiellonian University, would show more awareness of the danger that the Coronavirus poses and more solidarity with the medical personnel who will be on the front-line of fighting for the lives of the infected patients. You of all the students should know not to put more strain on the already overloaded system.
I OBLIGE you that you do not ignore what happened in Italy. We are in a crucial time when we still can hope to avoid a tragedy, but we cannot do it without responsible behaviour from the general public, of which you are a part. NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO PARTY! Please refrain from social gatherings, limit your errands outside from your home to the absolute necessary ones and STAY AT HOME AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. Use that time wisely to study.
All persons who are reported to be organising or encouraging social gatherings will be held accountable academically.
Please be wise, stay safe and do not put others in danger.
Prof. Agata Ptak-Belowska, MD, PhD
Faculty of Medicine
Jagiellonian University Medical College
The JU MC Medical Library will remain closed for users until March 25, 2020. For information on options of remote access to their resources, please visit here.
Please be informed that from March 12 till March 25, 2020, the School Office will only process matters by phone and/or e-mail. The office will be closed to outside Customers.
We trust that you understand the preventive measure as one that is in both your and our best interest, and apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.
as per the decision of the JU Authorities, ALL CLASSES at the Jagiellonian University are cancelled as of today (March 11, 2020) until March 25, 2020.
Please remember that this is to prevent large gatherings of people. When leaving the classes, please proceed to go home.
Where possible, the classes should be conducted in an e-learning format so as to reduce the delays in completing the coursework.
The administration will continue to operate. With that being said, we kindly ask that you limit your visits to the School Office to those absolutely necessary and opt rather to call or send an e-mail.
Out of concern for the health and safety of the office staff members, we also ask that when visiting in person, you adhere to all preventive measures that is: keep the recommended distance of 1 m, clean your student ID before your visit to the office, wash your hands upon entering the building, and make sure to cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.
In view of the unprecedented circumstances, preparation period of any paperwork will be extended beyond the standard 3-5 business days, and all paperwork will be sent out by post or by e-mail.
Lånekassen statements that were to be collected in person after March 16, 2020, will be sent out by e-mail to students university e-mail accounts in order to limit the in-person visits to the office.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation on the matter.