NEW RULES STARTING AUG 18, 2021
All foreign visitors to Ukraine over 18 must have:
- 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
- at least one dose of a WHO-approved vaccine (as of June 7: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Sinopharm, Sinovac)
- health insurance that covers COVID-19 treatment in Ukraine
Unvaccinated foreign visitors must install the Vdoma mobile app and self-isolate for 7 days starting 72 hours after entering the country. If you have a negative PCR or rapid antigen test within 72 hours of entering the country you do not have to self-isolate.
All citizens of Ukraine over 18 who:
- have full of partial vaccination can enter the country without installing the Vdoma app or self-isolating.
- are not vaccinated must install the Vdoma mobile app and self-isolate for 7 days starting 72 hours after entering the country. If you have a negative PCR or rapid antigen test within 72 hours of entering the country you do not have to self-isolate.
Children under the age of 12 do not need a COVID-19 test certificate.
Children ages 12-18 should have a COVID-19 test certificate but do not have to self-isolate.
Travelers who spent more than 7 of the last 14 days in Russia or India must self-isolate for 14 days. This duration cannot be shortened by taking a PCR or rapid antigen test.
**Go to visitukraine.today/ for more info
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
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 Vdoma (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
Starting on August 4-5, unvaccinated Ukrainian citizens and foreign visitors must install the Vdoma mobile app and self-isolate for 7 days starting 72 hours after crossing the border if within that time they do not receive a negative PCR or rapid antigen test.
You can download the app on App Store https://apps.apple.com/us/app/%D0%B2%D0%B4%D0%BE%D0%BC%D0%B0/id1504695512 or 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 available in Ukrainian and English.
A Ukrainian SIM card is required to use the app. Contact your airline about purchasing a Ukrainian SIM card.
For questions about the 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 until December 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. The colors reflect a set of quarantine restrictions.
"Yellow" (first shot) and "Green" (full vaccination) COVID vaccination certificates are being issued.
As of September 23, 2021 all of Ukraine will be considered a YELLOW ZONE
GREEN zone (national):
- Masks are required in public transport, indoor public premises, mass events
- People should maintain a social distance of 1.5 meters
YELLOW zone (national):
- Mass events: no more than 1 person / 4 sq. m.
- Cinemas and other cultural facilities: no more than 50% seats filled
- Gyms and fitness centers: no more than 1 person / 10 sq. m.
- Schools may remain open if 80% of staff have yellow or green COVID certificates
- Mass events and public institutions (cinemas, theaters, museums, other cultural institutions, gyms, pools) may remain open if 80% of staff and 100% of visitors have yellow or green COVID certificates
ORANGE zone (regional):
- Same as yellow zone, but local authorities may introduce additional restrictions
RED zone (regional) - the following are NOT ALLOWED/CLOSED:
- Dining facilities, except for takeaway and delivery
- Malls and other entertainment facilities: cinemas, theaters, etc.
- Schools, except for kindergartens and grades 1-4
- Non-food markets and stores
- Fitness centers, gyms, pools
- Mass events, except for official sporting events and team competitions without spectators
- Cultural institutions, except for historical and cultural preserves
- Movie and video production
- Schools may remain open if 100% of staff have green COVID certificates
- Mass events (including religious) and public institutions (cinemas, museums, theaters, other cultural institutions, entertainment facilities, malls, dining facilities, markets, gyms, pools) may remain open if 100% of staff, visitors and organizers have green COVID certificates
Vaccinations as of September 19:
Previous day: 21,118 / Total: 6,291,910 / % of population: ~15%
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.
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.
Travelers to Slovakia from red-zone countries must register online before crossing the border - https://korona.gov.sk/ehranica/ Starting on July 5, border guards will be checking that EU citizens have a digital COVID card. Only Ukrainians with residence permits, their family members, and students are allowed entry to Slovakia. Ukrainians with residence permits in other EU countries are allowed to transit through Slovakia.
Starting July 16-31, 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 within 6 months + at least one dose of a vaccine, provided that the person was vaccinated within 210 days prior to crossing the border. The Croatian Border Guard recommends that all travelers register their intention to enter the country on the website of the Croatian Ministry of Internal Affairs https://entercroatia.mup.hr/ More info here
Through July 31, 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.
Entry of Ukrainian citizens to the Czech Republic is prohibited, with the exception of those who have a residence permit in the Czech Republic or a visa issued by the authorities of the Czech Republic. Citizens of Ukraine who have a residence permit in another EU country - an appropriate plastic card (ATTENTION! A long-term visa is not considered such a permit), are allowed to enter if there is confirmation of the purpose of the trip. Entry in exceptional humanitarian situations (carrying out planned medical examinations or operations, carrying out court decisions, participating in a court hearing, caring for a non-self-sufficient family member, caring for a child, etc.) is allowed if there are supporting documents issued by Czech authorities,
Montenegro - entry allowed without restrictions.
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***