Updated on October 27 (source: https://covid19.rnbo.gov.ua/)
Cases: 355,601 +6677 / Active cases: 203,675 +3752 / Recovered: 145,336 +2799 / Deaths: 6,590 +126
ENTERING UKRAINE — https://visitukraine.today/
** The ban on foreigners entering Ukraine expired on September 28 **
MANDATORY MEDICAL INSURANCE
Foreigners coming to Ukraine must have medical 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.
Ukrainian health insurance coverage can be purchased online – https://visitukraine.today/
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.
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 is updated weekly.
See the current list (as of October 23) of Red Zone and Green Zone countries on the Ukrainian Ministry of Health website.
Current RED ZONE countries: Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cabo Verde, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czechia, France, Georgia, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Moldova, Montenegro, Nauru, Netherlands, Niue, North Korea, North Macedonia, Palau, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Samoa, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Switzerland, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, UK, USA, 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 48 hours of crossing the border. A COVID-19 PCR test can be taken in Ukraine to shorten this 14-day period.
The self-isolation rule does not apply to:
- persons under the age of 12;
- persons coming to Ukraine to study at an institution of high education;
- citizens of countries with significant spread of COVID-19 who have not have been on the territory of those states in the last 14 days or are transiting through Ukraine and have documents confirming they will leave Ukraine within two days;
- employees of diplomatic missions and consular posts of foreign states, representative offices of official international missions and organizations accredited in Ukraine, and members of their families;
- 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;
- instructors of the armed forces of NATO member states and member states of the NATO Partnership for Peace program participating in the training of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine;
- cultural figures at the invitation of a cultural institution together with one person accompanying each of them;
- persons transporting hematopoietic stem cells for transplantation;
- persons with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 48 hours before crossing the border.
These rules will apply through the end of the quarantine that is in effect until December 31.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com / +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
The United States is considered a Red Zone country. As such, U.S. citizens are permitted to enter Ukraine as 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 December 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 must carry ID.
Ukraine is divided into four epidemiological zones – green, yellow, orange and red. A region is considered to have significant spread of COVID-19 if one of the following conditions applies:
▪️ the occupancy of hospital beds designated for COVID-19 patients is more than 50% for 5 consecutive days (excluding beds in children’s and maternity hospitals);
▪️ the average number of PCR and IFA tests in the last 7 days is no less than 48 per 100,000 population.
Red, orange and yellow zones are reviewed every 14 days (the incubation period of the coronavirus disease).
Restrictions vary by zone – https://covid19.gov.ua/karantynni-zakhody
Green areas – there is no spike in cases, 5% of hospital beds designated for COVID-19 patients are occupied
- masks are required in public transportation and public buildings
- mass events are limited to 50 people
- cinemas and cultural establishments are limited to 50% capacity in each hall
- the number of passengers in public transport is limited to the number of seats
- cafes, bars and restaurants are not allowed to work from 10 pm – 7 am, except for take-away service and delivery
Yellow areas – infection rates increase over 5 days, 5-50% of hospital beds designated for COVID-19 patients are occupied
Green restrictions +
- mass events are limited to 30 people
- nursing homes are closed to visitors, except those providing emergency care
- information about the allowed number of visitors must be placed at the entrance to establishments and events, owners and organizers are responsible for enforcement
Orange areas: 50-75% of hospital beds designated for COVID-19 patients are occupied
Yellow restrictions +
- mass events are limited to 20 people
- accommodation facilities (hostels, tourist bases, etc.) are closed, except for hotels
- planned hospitalizations are not allowed
- fitness centers, gyms, cultural facilities are closed
Red areas: more than 320 cases per 100,000 population in the last 14 days, more than 75% of hospital beds designated for COVID-19 patients are occupied
Orange restrictions +
- public transportation does not operate
- schools are closed
- cultural establishments are closed, with the exception of cinemas – they can operate at 50% capacity and visitors must wear masks
- malls, cafes and restaurants are closed
Zones are updated every Friday and restrictions go into effect the following Monday.
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
Country-specific entry rules for Ukrainians can be found on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website – https://tripadvisor.mfa.gov.ua/?page_id=1973
Requirements for visas and COVID-19 testing vary by country and change frequently. Check with local authorities before traveling.
Some rules for popular vacation destinations include:
Croatia requires Ukrainian tourists have a negative COVID-19 test done within 48 hours of arrival. More information on entering Croatia – https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286212
Slovenia requires Ukrainian tourists have a negative COVID-19 test done within 48 hours of arrival. The list of Ukrainian laboratories approved by the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food of Slovenia can be found here. More information on entering Slovenia – https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/border-crossing/
Albania requires 14 day self-isolation.
From October 1 – November 30 Bulgaria will allow Ukrainians to enter with a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of crossing the border.
As of 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
***This is an informational page only. Check with local authorities and your airline before traveling***