Updated on September 18
Cases: 169,472 +3228 / Active cases: 90,518 +1587 / Recovered: 75,486 +1573 / Deaths: 3,468 +68
ENTERING UKRAINE — https://visitukraine.today/
***** Ukraine has closed its border to foreign citizens from midnight August 28 until midnight September 28 *****
EXCEPTIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR ENTRY:
- persons who are spouses, parents, children (up to the age of 18), or grandparents of Ukrainian citizens
- marriage or birth certificate
- persons who have an official valid work permit in Ukraine
transit passengers**this exception was cancelled on Sept. 9 documents confirming departure from Ukraine within two days
- persons studying at a Ukrainian higher education institution
- invitation from the Ministry of Education and Science, or a temporary residency permit, or a type D visa
- persons serving in the Armed Forces of Ukraine
- documents confirming service in the AFU
- persons who are heads and members of official delegations of foreign states, employees of international organizations, as well as persons accompanying them and entering Ukraine at the invitation of the President of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada, the Cabinet of Ministers, the Office of the President, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- documents confirming this status / invitation
- persons who are drivers and / or crew members of freight vehicles, buses engaged in regular transportation, crew members of aircraft, ships and river vessels, members of train and locomotive crews
- documents confirming this status
- persons who arrive at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
- cultural figures who arrive at the invitation of a cultural institution together with one accompanying person each
- invitation of the cultural institution and documents confirming the status of the accompanying person
- persons who arrive to participate in official sports competitions held in Ukraine, and accompanying persons
- documents confirming participation in the sports competition and an invitation from the Ministry of Youth and Sports for the accompanying person
- technical specialists who arrive in Ukraine at the invitation of representatives of Ukrainian enterprises
- invitation from representatives of the Ukrainian enterprise
- persons transporting hematopoietic stem cells for transplantation
- documents from the Ministry of Health or health care institution
- persons who arrive for treatment in health care institutions of Ukraine
- documents from the health care institution
The categories of persons above must have an insurance policy that covers Covid-19 treatment and observation (issued by an insurance company with a representative office in Ukraine)
- persons who have permanent or temporary residence permit in Ukraine
- persons who are recognized as refugees or persons in need of additional protection
- refugee travel document or identity card
- persons who are diplomats, employees of consular posts, missions of official international missions, organizations accredited in Ukraine, and members of their families
- certificate / accreditation card
- persons who are instructors of the armed forces of NATO member states and member states of the NATO “Partnership for Peace” program, who take part in training events for units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine or arrive at the invitation of the Ministry of Defense
- documents confirming this status/invitation
The head of the State Border Guard Service may allow entry to other categories of foreign citizens and stateless persons on humanitarian grounds.
State Border Guard Service – list of supporting documents
RED AND GREEN ZONE COUNTRIES
The Ukrainian Government designates countries as either “Red zone” or “Green zone” depending on covid-19 case numbers.
Red zone countries are those where:
a) the number of new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in the last 14 days exceeds the number of such cases in Ukraine; or
b) there is a more than 30% increase in new cases of COVID-19 in the country in the last 14 days compared to the previous 14 days. The list will be updated weekly.
Current RED ZONE countries: Israel, Bahrain, Argentina, Maldives, Costa Rica, Peru, Andorra, Spain, Montenegro, Panama, Kuwait, Bahamas, Brazil, USA, Colombia, Belize, Cabo Verde, Moldova, Iraq, Paraguay, France, Chile, Libya, Suriname, Monaco, Lebanon, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Qatar, Namibia, Bolivia, Honduras, Croatia, North Korea, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Rwanda, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Tanzania, Vanuatu
Travelers from red zone countries are subject to self-isolation at a location of their choice or observation in a special medical facility for 14 days unless they arrive with a negative covid-19 test result taken within the last 48 hours. A covid-19 PCR test can be taken in Ukraine to shorten this 14-day period.
Citizens of Red Zone countries who spent the last 14 days prior to entering Ukraine in a Green Zone country are not subject to self-isolation/ observation.
DII VDOMA (ACT AT HOME) MOBILE APP
Travelers arriving from Red Zone countries who do not arrive with a negative covid-19 test result must install the Dii Vdoma (Act at Home) mobile app.
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 15 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. If you are unable to install the app, you must go to a designated facility for observation.
The app is currently available only in Ukrainian – an English version is being developed.
A Ukrainian SIM card is required to use the app. Future versions should work on non-Ukrainian SIM cards.
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 also allow for a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of crossing the state border as grounds for not having to undergo observation /self-isolate.
AIRPORTS OFFERING COVID-19 TESTING
Kharkiv airport (HRK)
- Location: Ticket office #20, Terminal A ground floor; performed by MTM medical center
- Price: 1,800 UAH from 08:00–21:59, 2,100 UAH from 22:00–07:59
- Hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Sat – 9:00-23:00 / Thur, Fri, Sun – 9:00-02:00
- Payment: cash or card
Kyiv Boryspil airport (KBP)
- Location: 2nd floor of Terminal D passenger (domestic flight departure area)
- Samples are taken 24/7 by airport medical station personnel and processed by the following labs: Dila, Adonis, Medlab, Esculab, Universum Clinic, IMMD
- Prices are set by each lab
- Contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org / +38 044-281-72-35
- More info can be found on the KBP website
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
Odesa airport (ODS)
- Performed by CSD Medical Laboratory 24/7
- Price: 1800 UAH
- Contacts: +380(67)815-6557
MANDATORY MEDICAL INSURANCE
Foreign travelers to Ukraine from both red and green zone countries must have medical insurance that covers all COVID-19 related treatment.
The policy must be issued by insurance companies registered in Ukraine or foreign companies with a representative office in Ukraine or a contractual relationship with a partner insurance company in Ukraine and be valid for the duration of stay in Ukraine.
Ukrainian health insurance coverage can be purchased online – https://visitukraine.today/
The United States is considered a Red Zone country. As such, U.S. citizens are permitted to enter Ukraine so long as they have medical insurance that covers all COVID-19 related treatment expenses and are subject to mandatory 14-day self-quarantine / observation or a negative Covid-19 PCR test.
Several airlines have resumed flights to Ukraine. Due to low demand, the number of flights have been limited while others are offering flexible conditions for trips. Check with your carrier as flights may be cancelled due to local coronavirus restrictions.
IN UKRAINE — Коронавірус_інфо Telegram
An adaptive quarantine is in effect through October 31.
Wearing masks is mandatory in public transportation and indoor public places. Individuals and establishments can be fined for not complying. People should avoid crowds, stay 1.5 m (5 feet) apart, and wash their hands frequently. Everyone should carry ID.
Ukraine is divided into four epidemiological zones – green, yellow, orange and red – based on hospitalization, testing and coronavirus infection numbers:
▪️ the occupancy of hospital beds designated for Covid-19 patients is more than 50% (yellow) / more than 70% (red) for 5 consecutive days;
▪️ the average number of PCR and IFA tests in the last 7 days is less than 24 per 100,000 population;
▪️ the number of new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in the last 14 days should not exceed 40 (red);
Red, orange and yellow zones are reviewed every 14 days (the incubation period of the coronavirus disease).
Restrictions vary by zone:
- masks are required in public transportation and public buildings
- mass events – no more than 1 person / 5 sq m
- movie theaters can operate at max 50% capacity
- passengers in public transport limited to the number of seats
- cafes, bars and restaurants are not allowed to work after midnight
Yellow areas: Green restrictions +
- nursing homes are closed to visitors
- hostels are closed
- entertainment and dining facilities are closed from midnight – 7 am, except for takeaway service
Orange areas: Yellow restrictions +
- closed = accommodation facilities (except for hotels), entertainment facilities, restaurants in the evening, planned hospitalizations, gyms and fitness centers if there is less than 10 sq m/person, cultural facilities, new sessions at children’s camps
- mass events – 1 person / 10 sq. m., & no more than 220 people
- schools – groups of no more than 20 people except for kindergartens, primary and music schools
- libraries and museums = no more than 1 person/10 sq m
- stores and shopping malls = no more than 1 person/10 sq m
Red areas: Orange restrictions +
- closed = public transportation, schools, cafes, gyms, restaurants, cinemas and shopping malls
- these districts may only be entered in private vehicles with no more than 5 passengers, excluding children under the age of 14
- boarding inter-regional transport is prohibited
Zones are updated every Friday and restrictions go into effect the following Monday.
Map effective Sept. 14 – https://arcg.is/1jPqHf
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
Covid-19 hotline: 1545
LEAVING UKRAINE – https://tripadvisor.mfa.gov.ua/?page_id=1973
45 countries currently allow tourists from Ukraine: Afghanistan, Albania, Antigua and Barbados, Armenia, The Bahamas, Belarus, Bulgaria, Burkina-Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Comoro Islands, Croatia, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Great Britain, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Maldives, Mexico, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Turkey, UAE, US, Zambia.
Requirements for visas and Covid testing vary by country.
Croatia requires Ukrainian tourists have a negative Covid-19 test done within 48 hours of arrival.
Albania and Slovenia require 14 day self-isolation.
From July 31 – September 30 Bulgaria will allow Ukrainians to enter without a negative Covid-19 test or quarantine.
Starting on Sept. 1 all tourists to Egypt must present a negative coronavirus test taken no later than 72 hour before crossing the border.
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:
Ukrainian government links:
- **VISIT UKRAINE – Entry/Exit Requirements for Foreign Travelers**
- 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
- 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