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Ukraine begins to reopen borders to foreigners

Updated: Nov 29, 2020

Ukraine has opened borders for foreign citizens. BUT NOT FOR EVERYONE. Foreigners and stateless persons cannot cross the state border of Ukraine without an insurance policy for the treatment of COVID-19 and observation.

This was announced at a press briefing by Minister of Health Maxim Stepanov. The corresponding decision was made on Friday at a meeting of the Ukrainian government. Significant restrictions remain only for citizens of states with a widespread of COVID-19 (more than 40 cases per 100 thousand of the population).

Ukrainian Border Guard checks driver's documentation.

Persons arriving "from countries with a widespread of coronavirus infection" are required to undergo compulsory observation. Only citizens who were not in the territory of their states with a wide distribution of COVID-19 for the past 14 days, employees of embassies and consulates, representations of official international missions, organizations accredited in Ukraine, and their families are not subject to discussion.

In addition, drivers and crew members of freight vehicles, air, sea and river vessels, train and locomotive crews are exempted from isolation.

The list of states with widespread COVID-19 will be provided to the State Border Service once every three days by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.


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