Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all visitors to Ukraine are required to have medical insurance for the duration of their stay. Follow this link for coronavirus-related information on travel to Ukraine
Health information for travelers to Ukraine is available at the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel
U.S. Embassy Medical Assistance: In case of a medical emergency, please contact the U.S. Embassy Consular Section –
4 Aircraft Designer Igor Sikorsky St. Kyiv, 04112
Tel.: +38 (044) 521-5566
Fax: +38 (044) 521-5544
24-hour Emergency Number: +38 (044) 521-5000
Private Medical Clinics
If you get sick on your trip you can seek medical assistance from private clinics. Many have modern equipment and prices tend to be lower compared with the US. Government medical facilities, particularly outside of large cities, do not meet Western standards.
Some clinics have English speaking staff (or will provide a translator) and accept insurance. Call to inquire.
American Medical Centers (Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa)
Oxford Medical (multiple cities)
Universum Clinic (Kyiv)
Laboratory tests can be done relatively cheaply and quickly in Ukraine. Laboratories offer walk-in service and results for many routine tests are provided within 12-24 hours via email, online, or in-person.
Dila: Locations nationwide
Dniprolab: Locations in Kyiv city and region, Cherkasy, Chernihiv
Synevo Locations nationwide
Drinking tap water is not advised in Ukraine.
Bottled water is reasonably priced and available everywhere.
It is sold as:
non-carbonated – вода негазована (voda ne-hazovana or voda bez gazu)
carbonated – вода газована (voda hazovana or voda z gazom)
lightly carbonated – вода слабогазована (voda slabo-hazovana)
highly carbonated – вода сильногазована (voda sylno-hazovana)