Updated: 4 days ago
The Ministry of Health of Ukraine on January 11, 2021, updated the list of countries in the red zone published on January 7, where the UAE, the Dominican Republic, and 21 other states went back to "green."
These include countries as Canada, Hungary, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Belgium, and Brazil among others.
This time, the criterion for including the country on the red list is the excess of the incidence of COVID-19 in 244.19 cases per 100 thousand population over the past 14 days.
In the morning version of the list, this criterion was 106.8 cases. As a result, 78 countries were initially included in the red zone, and after the list was updated, this number dropped to 55. Russia and Belarus remained in the red zone.
Information on countries with a significant prevalence of COVID-19 as of January 7, 2021
List Of Red Zone Countries (Official link)
Foreign citizens entering Ukraine from a Red Zone country will be required to enter into self-quarantine or take a COVID-19 test upon arrival at international airports in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa, and Lviv.
The Ministry reviews the list of countries with high incidence every three days and publishes updates on its website. Foreign citizens traveling to Ukraine should check the latest determination prior to travel.
Foreign citizens from "red" countries visiting Ukraine must demonstrate that they have medical insurance covering all expenses related to COVID-19 treatment while on the territory of Ukraine. You can find further details and exceptions from this requirement on the Ministry’s website. Ukrainian health insurance coverage can be purchased online on our blog.
Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
Foreign citizens from "red" countries are required to enter 14-days self-isolation if not carrying a negative PCR test at arrival. Upon arrival at Ukrainian international airports. Test results are emailed within 24 hours, and passengers should follow the self-quarantine protocol until the results are reported to the Public Health Center and consequently sent to the App "Act at Home."
The Ministry of Health advises that the PCR document showing the results should:
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 for 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 tests are widely available at the expense of the individual.
The average cost of a PCR test is 60 USD.
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