Foreigners traveling to Ukraine (regardless of country of origin) must have a document issued in English (or translated into English) certifying one of the following:
- a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to entering the country; OR
- a negative antigen test taken within 72 hours prior to entering the country; OR
- full vaccination with a WHO-approved vaccine (as of June 7: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Sinopharm, Sinovac)
- health insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment in Ukraine
- children under the age of 12 (1)
- drivers and crew members of freight vehicles, buses engaged in regular services, crew members of aircraft and ships, river vessels, members of train and locomotive crews (1, 2)
- employees of representative offices of official international missions and organizations accredited in Ukraine (1, 2)
As of June 17, citizens of Ukraine and foreigners with permanent residence do not need to present a negative COVID test result or have full vaccination when entering the country (Ukraine is currently considered a green zone).
MANDATORY HEALTH INSURANCE
Foreigners coming to Ukraine must have health insurance that covers all COVID-19 related treatment and observation for the duration of their stay in Ukraine.
The policy must be issued by
- an insurance company registered in Ukraine; or
- a foreign insurance company with a representative office in Ukraine or a contractual relationship with a partner insurance company in Ukraine.
This requirement does not apply to:
- foreigners and stateless persons permanently residing in Ukraine;
- refugees and persons needing additional protection;
- employees of diplomatic missions and consulates, representative offices of international missions and organizations accredited in Ukraine, members of their families;
- military of NATO member states and Partnership for Peace member states participating in the training of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Health insurance can be purchased here
DII VDOMA (ACT AT HOME) MOBILE APP
Citizens of Ukraine who do not arrive with a negative COVID-19 test must self-isolate and install the Dii Vdoma (Act at Home) mobile app. Border guards check for the app. If you are unable to install the app, you must go to a designated facility for observation
You can download the app on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ua.gov.diia.quarantine&hl=uk
You have 24 hours after installing the app to arrive at the destination where you plan to self-isolate. The app sends push notifications for selfies confirming your location – you have 20 minutes to do so. Local police are notified if the photo or geolocation do not match, if the app has been uninstalled, or the phone has been turned off.
The app is currently available only in Ukrainian.
A Ukrainian SIM card is required to use the app. Future versions should work on non-Ukrainian SIM cards.
Contact your airline about purchasing a Ukrainian SIM card.
For questions about the Dii Vdoma app contact the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.
If you take a COVID-19 PCR test at a certified laboratory in Ukraine and receive a negative result you do not have to continue medical observation / self-isolation.
The list of certified labs can be found on the website of the Center of Public Health (CPH) of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.
In case of a negative result, the labs enters the information into an online platform which syncs with the Dii Vdoma app hourly. Users receive a message on the Dii Vdoma app that they can end self-isolation / observation.
The phone number provided when taking a COVID-19 test must match the number used to install the Dii Vdoma app.
The following is not recommended before taking the test:
24 hours – drinking alcohol
6 hours – using nasal drops or sprays
4 hours – eating, drinking, smoking, gargling, brushing your teeth, chewing gum, candies
AIRPORTS OFFERING COVID-19 TESTING
Kharkiv airport (HRK)
- Location: Ticket office #20, Terminal A ground floor
- Price: starting at 1,200 UAH
- Hours: 9 am – 11 pm daily
- Payment: cash or card
- Test reform form
- Results in English and Ukrainian
- Contacts: +38 (093) 737-77-56 / testpcr.airport [@] gmail.com
- More info – https://hrk.aero/en/flying-safely-with-kharkiv-airport/
Kyiv Boryspil airport (KBP)
- Location: 2nd floor of Terminal D passenger (domestic flight departure area)
- Samples for PCR tests are taken 24/7 by airport medical station personnel and processed by the following labs: Adonis, Medlab, Esculab, Universum Clinic, IMMD
- Results are issued in Ukrainian and English
- Prices are set by each lab (range from 890 to 1400 UAH)
- Rapid testing is also available and takes up to 20 minutes. Prices are set by each lab (range from 750 to 850 UAH)
- Contacts: medical-duty-doctor2 [@] kbp.aero/ +38 044-281-72-35 / +38 063-980-67-47
- More info – https://kbp.aero/en/covid-19-general-information/
Lviv airport (LWO)
- Performed by UNILAB
- Price: 1,500 UAH
- Results can be obtained in Ukrainian, Polish or English
- Payment: online at https://www.unilab.com.ua/index.php/ua/covid-19/2-uncategorised/69-coronavirus
- More info: https://www.lwo.aero/en/Covid-19
An adaptive quarantine is in effect through August 31, 2021.
Wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth is mandatory on public transportation and in public places. Effective November 21, the fine for not wearing a mask is 170 – 255 UAH (~US$5-$9). People should avoid crowds, stay 1.5 m (5 feet) apart, and wash their hands frequently. Everyone must carry ID.
Ukraine is divided into four epidemiological zones (red, orange, yellow, green) based on the COVID-19 situation. Regions are assigned a color that reflects a set of quarantine restrictions.
Green zones are those where: the number of new cases of COVID-19 in the last 14 days is less than 75/100,000 population; the coefficient of new cases of COVID-19 (PCR or antigen test) is less than 4%; the number of PCR or antigen tests in the last 7 day is more than 300/100,000 population; there are no red zones in Ukraine.
GREEN: Cherkasy, Chernihiv, Chernivtsi, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kirovohrad, Kharkiv, Kherson, Khmelnytskyi, Kyiv, Kyiv City, Luhansk, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Poltava, Rivne, Sumy, Ternopil, Vinnytsia, Volyn, Zakarpattia, Zaporizhzhia, Zhytomyr
GREEN zone restriction:
- Masks are required in public transport, indoor public premises, mass events
- Persons must carry ID
- Visitors to dining establishments, nightclubs, cinemas, cultural institutions, and public events are required to wear masks.
- Indoor mass events (cultural, entertainment, religions, etc.) are allowed to be held at full capacity without social distancing requirements. Masks are required, unless everyone present has a negative COVID-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours or is fully vaccinated.
Restrictions in YELLOW zones:
- Restaurants, bars and cafes can be open 24/7, tables must be at least 1.5 meters apart, visitors must wear a mask except when sitting at a table or eating/drinking. Events, banquets, master classes, etc. are permitted.
- Night clubs are open
- Night clubs, concerts and mass events must allow at least 4 sq m per person
- Mass events (cultural, sporting, entertainment, etc.) are limited to 2/3 seating capacity in each hall (every third row should be empty)
- Movie theaters and cultural institutions are limited to 2/3 seating capacity (every third row should be empty) or 50% capacity (every other seat empty)
- Camping at festivals is allowed
- Gyms and fitness centers can have no more than 1 person/ 20 square meters, pools are limited to 4 people per lane for individual sessions or 6 people per group session
- Lodging establishments are open (hotels, hostels, camping)
- Capacity and seating restrictions do not apply if all attendees/organizers have a negative PCR or antigen test or are fully vaccinated
Restrictions in ORANGE zones:
- Same restrictions as in yellow zones, but stricter control measures may be introduced
Restrictions in RED zones:
- Same restrictions as in yellow and orange zones
- Dining establishment are closed except for takeaway and delivery
- Malls, entertainment facilities, gyms, fitness centers, pools, etc. are closed
- Stores and outdoor markets are closed, except for those where more than 60% of the space is intended for the sale of food, fuel, medicine, hygiene products, household chemicals, communication, press, veterinary drugs
- All mass events (entertainment, sporting, social, promotional, etc.) are prohibited
- Dining facilities in hotels are closed from 11 pm to 6 am except for room service
- Suburban and regional train and bus service may be restricted
- Lodging facilities such as tent camps, trailer parks, bungalows, etc. are closed
Ukraine began vaccinating the population in February. Rollout has been slow.
Vaccinations as of June 22:
Previous day: 6,571 / Total: 1,732,611 / % of population: ~4.7%
Ukrainian Government COVID-19 Vaccination website - https://vaccination.covid19.gov.ua/
The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. U.S. citizens in Ukraine should follow local developments and guidelines.
What to do if you think you have coronavirus while in Ukraine – https://moz.gov.ua/koronavirus-2019-ncov
- If you have signs of an acute respiratory infection (cough, fever, tiredness, etc.) – call your family doctor
- If you or a family member in addition to those symptoms are experiencing trouble breathing, high fever, diarrhea, feeling faint – call the emergency medical dispatch service x103
- The dispatcher will determine whether to send an ambulance
- Air out your premises and put on a mask in preparation of the ambulance’s arrival
- The ambulance workers will assess your condition and decide whether you should to be hospitalized and whether to send someone to administer a COVID-19 test
Ukrainian Ministry of Health COVID-19 24-hour hotline: 0-800-60-20-19
Requirements for visas and COVID-19 testing vary by country and change frequently. Check with local authorities before traveling.
Some rules for popular travel destinations include:
Ukrainians traveling to Croatia must have a negativce COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to entry, an express antigen test taken within 48 hours prior to entry, a certificate of full vaccination completed at least 14 days prior to entry, or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 with 6 months + at least one dose of a vaccine. Tourists must also show documentation of payment for lodging or ownership of a home in Croatia. More info here
From June 4-30, 2021 citizens of Ukraine (under the page of 6) traveling to Turkey must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to entry, an express test taken within 48 hours prior to entry, a certificate of full vaccination completed at least 14 days prior to entry, or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 within the past 6 months. These documents must be in English. All visitors must also register online within 72 hours prior to entry (and have the generated document in paper or electronic format with them) and have health insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment.
Effective January 26, 2021, all aircraft passengers two years of age and older, departing from any foreign country to a destination in the United States, must provide:
- pre-boarding proof of a negative result for SARS-CoV-2 test performed in the past 72 hours and an attestation to the veracity of the test, OR
- written or electronic documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the preceding 90 days in the form of a positive viral test result taken within the 90 days preceding the flight and a letter from a licensed health care provider or public health official stating the passenger has been cleared for travel.
The order applies to all travelers including U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, and foreign officials traveling for official purposes with limited exceptions for airline personnel and U.S. military and law enforcement on orders. For further details and frequently asked questions, please visit the Centers of Disease Control website.
Air carriers will not board passengers who do not meet these requirements. Accordingly, travelers to the United States should check with their air carrier or travel representative prior to departure.
As of March 10, travelers from Ukraine to Montenegro must have either 1) negative PCR test taken within 48 hour before arrival; 2) IgC antigen test taken no more than 30 days before arrival; 3) confirmation of two vaccine doses received at least 7 days before arrival.
Starting on February 15, all foreigners entering Slovakia must quarantine for 14 days. A PCR test can be taken on day 8 to end the quarantine early.
From January 30 to February 15 Czechia is closing its borders to all foreigners, with the exception of those who study, work or have residency in the country. Those traveling to visit immediate relatives, for medical care or to attend weddings or funerals will be allowed to enter.
As of February 1, 2021, travelers to Georgia must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of crossing the border. A test must also be taken on day 3 of arrival in the country. This rule does not apply to those who have been vaccinated (two shots). Citizens of Ukraine will be allowed to enter the country by air starting on March 1 if they have a negative PCR result.
From January 29 – April 30, 2021 Bulgaria will allow Ukrainians to enter with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of crossing the border.
Cyprus categorizes countries as Green, Orange or Red with different entry requirements for each category. As of April 1, Ukraine is considered a Red Category country. Travelers coming from Ukraine are required to: a) undergo a PCR laboratory test within 72 hours prior to departure proving a negative PCR result and b) undergo a laboratory test upon their arrival in the Republic of Cyprus. The examination cost will be borne by themselves and in addition, such persons should remain in self-isolation until the test result is issued. More info here
The Netherlands requires a negative COVID-19 PCR test conducted less than 72 hours before crossing the border and an express test taken within 4 hours before boarding.
As of January 31, travelers to Dubai must present a COVID-19 negative test taken within 72 hours (down from 96 hours) of the flight. An additional test is administered upon arrival to travelers from certain countries, including Ukraine. The test is free. Travelers must self-isolate until they receive the test result.
Slovenia requires Ukrainian tourists have a negative COVID-19 test done within 48 hours of arrival. More information on entering Slovenia can be found here
Albania requires 14 day self-isolation.
As of November 11, passengers over the age of 11 flying from Ukraine to France are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the flight.
As of September 1, all tourists to Egypt must present a negative coronavirus test taken no later than 72 hour before crossing the border. Read (in Ukrainian) the requirements for the test result certificate here.
The EU will allow Ukrainians to enter for study, business, work, health care, diplomacy, transit and trucking. Documented proof of need to enter is required. Border guards at different checkpoints may interpret rules differently.
It is unlikely that the Schengen area will open its borders to unrestricted travel from Ukraine in the near future. The EU takes into account economic, social and epidemiological factors: the number of new coronavirus cases in the last 14 days and per 100,000 population should be near or below the EU average.
Entry requirements change on a daily basis. Check with local authorities for country-specific regulations.
For more coronavirus-related travel information visit:
U.S. Embassy in Ukraine:
- U.S. Embassy Kyiv has temporarily limited routine American Citizen services. Check their website for updates.
- Routine visa services remain suspended until further notice.
Ukrainian government links:
- Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine – Current information about coronavirus and quarantine in Ukraine
- Ministry of Health of Ukraine
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukrainе – country-by-country entry rules for visitors from Ukraine
- Cabinet of Ministers Resolution on COVID-19 Quarantine
VISIT UKRAINE - Entry Requirements for Ukraine | Departures from Ukraine
- Re-Open EU – entry requirements for EU countries
IATA Interactive Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Regulations Map
- Kyiv Boryspil Airport
- Kyiv Zhuliany Airport
- Lviv Airport
- Kharkiv Airport
- Odesa Airport
***This is an informational page only. Check with local authorities and your airline before traveling***