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Increased quarantine restrictions will not affect tourists entering Ukraine

Updated: Jan 21, 2021

From January 8 to 24, 2021 inclusive, Ukraine has increased quarantine restrictions, i.e., "Partial Lockdown."

The relevant resolution "On the establishment of quarantine to prevent the spread of acute respiratory disease COVID-19 in Ukraine" was adopted at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on December 9.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine decided to prevent the deployment of a new powerful wave of morbidity, which may occur, in particular, after the New Year and Christmas holidays.

According to the approved document, from January 8 to 24, 2021,

  • cafes, restaurants, and bars (except for delivery and takeaway orders) are prohibited from operating.

- It is prohibited to receive visitors by business entities engaged in trade and consumer services, except:

trade exclusively in food products, medicines, medical devices, hygiene products, household chemicals, communications, printed media, veterinary drugs, feed, seeds, plant protection products, and retail space, not less than 60 percent of which is intended for trade such goods. Trade activity with other groups of goods can take place only with the implementation of targeted delivery of orders;

- Fuel trade is allowed.

- Also, in the specified period, it is possible to render financial services, the allowed activity of financial institutions and activity on collection and transportation of currency values, the activity of operators of postal service, and also medical practice, veterinary practice, the activity of gas stations (without food zones), maintenance activity and repair of vehicles, hairdressers and beauty salons by appointment.

  • The work of cinemas, fitness clubs, gyms, swimming pools, theatres is prohibited.

- During the period of enhanced quarantine, it is prohibited to visit educational institutions, trade in non-food products, hold any entertainment, sports, or cultural events.

  • Public transportation, national and international flights will continue to operate.

Restrictions that continue to operate unchanged (prohibited):

  • Staying in public transport and public places without a mask and being on the street without identity documents.

  • Unauthorized leaving of a place of isolation or observation.

  • Carrying out of mass cultural (including concerts), sports, social, advertising and other actions.

  • Transportation in passengers' transport is more than the number of seats (except for the subway).

  • Carrying out of discos, work of night clubs, and public catering establishments with the organization of leisure.

  • Crossing the border for foreigners without an existing insurance policy.

  • Visiting points (places) of temporary detention of persons, points of temporary stay of foreigners and stateless persons, as well as points of accommodation of refugees.

  • Crossing the border controls into the temporarily occupied territories and Crimea by foreigners without an existing insurance policy.

Source: Department of Communications of the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, published on December 14, 2020, at 15:31

All links and info travelers need to know

The Ministry of Health of Ukraine advises that PCR document showing results must:

  • Be in English (translation into Ukrainian is preferable, if possible - not obligatory)

  • State the sample collection time and the time when results were received

  • Specifically mention the test type – PCR – polymerase chain reaction

  • Show the full name, date of birth, and passport number of the traveler

  • Include the name, address, and contact details of the lab performing the test

  • Clearly state the result – COVID-19 NO or COVID-19 YES

COVID-19 Testing

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