New Rules to Enter Ukraine: Mandatory PCR test and Health Insurance from March 22

Updated: Apr 26

The Cabinet of Ministers introduced a mandatory negative PCR test for coronavirus, made no earlier than 72 hours before, for foreigners entering Ukraine.

Source: government decree from March 22, published on the Government portal.

The amendments translated file below.

Amendments to the Resolution of the Cabi
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The government has made changes to the procedure for crossing the state border of Ukraine. Foreigners can enter the country if having an insurance policy and a PCR test, done within 72 hours between giving the test and crossing the State border.

- Inna Demchenko, First Deputy Chairman of the State Medical Service of Ukraine.

Additionally, a clause has been regulated for the State Border Service employees to have the right to check the installation of the application "Diy Vdoma" from persons falling under self-isolation. (for Ukrainian citizens only when not providing a PCR test)

According to a government decree, Ukrainian citizens who return home from abroad must go into self-isolation for 14 days, regardless of which country they arrive from. Ukrainians who have a negative PCR test for coronavirus within no more than 48 hours are exempted from self-isolation.

The following persons are not subject to self-isolation if there is no reason to believe that they have been in contact with a person infected with COVID-19:

- citizens of Ukraine who have not reached the age of 12

- drivers and crew members of freight vehicles, buses carrying out regular transportation, crew members of air and sea, river vessels, members of train and locomotive crews;

- Persons entering from the temporarily occupied Crimea, or crossing the borderline, are also subject to mandatory self-isolation, except for a certain circle of people, if there is no reason to believe that they have been in contact with a person with COVID-19, namely:

- persons who intend to enter educational institutions located in the territory where government bodies exercise their powers in full;

- applicants for education studying in educational institutions located in the territory where government bodies exercise their powers in full;

- one of the parents (adoptive parents), guardians, trustees, other legal representatives or other persons authorized by one of the parents (adoptive parents), guardians, trustees, or other legal representatives accompanying the persons specified in paragraphs four and five of this subparagraph;

For a complete list of restrictions, read the above-attached file: "Amendments to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of December 9, 2020, No. 1236."

Citizens of Ukraine who are subject to self-isolation in connection with crossing the state border, the administrative border with the temporarily occupied Crimea or the borderline, are required to install and activate the mobile application of the Vdoma system.

If it is impossible to install a mobile application, citizens of Ukraine are subject to observation.

Self-isolation or observation of such persons is terminated in the event of a negative test result for COVID-19 by PCR.

When leaving Ukraine, a PCR test will be required to board your flight. Some countries also demand an additional medical declaration testifying the traveler's good health regardless of the PCR test result - Fit-to-Travel Certificate.

Fit-To-Travel (Fit-to-Fly) health medical certificate forms are required by many airlines and countries in their efforts to keep others from getting infected as countries slowly reopen. These documents provide travelers with proof they received a negative COVID-19 test reviewed by a medical professional before travel.

The example above was facilitated by one of our clients and can be obtained in many labs in Ukraine with English-speaking staff or translators for that porpoise.

The List of Certified Laboratories to Run a PCR Test at your location can be found below.

Useful links

Purchase the COVID-19 insurance policy online

The Ministry of Health recommends the PCR document to:

  • Be in English (translation into Ukrainian is preferable - not obligatory.

  • State the sample collection time and the time when received the result.

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

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

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

  • Clearly state the result – COVID-19 Not detected or negative.

COVID-19 Testing

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