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Ukraine ease entry restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers from June 2

Updated: Jun 13, 2021

Authorities in Ukraine have eased the nation's COVID-19-related international entry restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers. Since June 2, all travelers who have been fully vaccinated may enter the country without restrictions as approved by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of June 2, 2021, № 583

Travelers from abroad who are not Ukrainian citizens or residents and have not been fully vaccinated must produce a negative result from a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or a rapid antigen test SARS-CoV-2 taken no more than 72 hours before

arrival to enter the country.

According to its edition from 08.06.2021 and quote:

(amendments in blue)

"4) crossing the state border for entry into Ukraine by foreigners and stateless persons (except for foreigners, stateless persons permanently residing in Ukraine and persons recognized as refugees, or persons in need of additional protection, employees of diplomatic missions and consulates of foreign states, representations of official international missions, organizations accredited in Ukraine and members of their families, drivers and crew members of trucks, buses engaged in regular, irregular and pendulum transportation, crew members of aircraft and ships, river vessels, river vessels train and locomotive brigades, servicemen (units) of the armed forces of NATO member states and member states of the NATO "Partnership for Peace" program,participating in the training of branches of the Armed Forces) without an existing insurance policy (certificate) issued by an insurance company registered in Ukraine or a foreign insurance company with a representative office in Ukraine or a contractual relationship with a partner insurance company on the territory of Ukraine (assistance), covers the costs associated with the treatment of COVID-19, observation, and valid for the period of stay in Ukraine, and the negative result of testing for COVID-19 by polymerase chain reaction or rapid test for coronavirus antigen SARS-CoV-2, which is carried out not more than 72 hours before crossing the state border, or a document confirming receipt of an entire course of vaccination from COVID-19 vaccines, included by WHO in the list of permitted for use in emergencies (hereinafter - a document confirming receipt of a whole course of vaccination), issued in English or with an English translation (except for foreigners and stateless persons under 12 years of age)."

"Ukrainian citizens and residents, on the other hand, have the option of either presenting a negative result from a PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before arrival or self-isolating for 14 days upon the arrival. Freight transporters, cabin crews, citizens of Ukraine younger than 12 years of age, and persons entering the country for education are exempt from these testing requirements.

Travel remains suspended with India. All foreign travelers arriving from India or who have stayed in India for at least seven days within the last 14 days are impeded from entry. Ukrainian citizens and permanent residents and their immediate family members are exempt from this measure; permitted travelers must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.

Domestic RestrictionsUkraine is maintaining domestic controls imposed to combat the spread of COVID-19. As of June 8, all regions are in the yellow zone. Yellow zones are only subject to prevailing nationwide restrictions, which include the following:

  • Restaurants, cafes, and bars must close 23:59-07:00.

  • Attendance caps are in place at public events and religious services.

  • Public transport, except for metro trains, is limited to 50 percent capacity.

  • Social distancing regulations are in place.

  • Protective face coverings are mandatory in public, including public transport, public buildings, and crowded indoor spaces.

Authorities could reimpose, extend, further ease, or otherwise amend any restrictions with little-to-no notice depending on disease activity over the coming weeks.



Entry rules to Ukraine

approved by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of June 2, 2021, approved by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine of June 2, 2021, № 583 which stipulated that to cross the border, foreigners and stateless persons must have a negative PCR test, taken no later than 72 hours before crossing the border, or present a full vaccination course certificate.

Also, foreigners are still required to have a medical insurance policy, which covers the costs of observation and treatment COVID-19, and is valid for the entire stay in Ukraine.

Without an insurance policy and/or negative PCR test, the State Border Guard Service will not allow a foreigner/stateless person to cross the state border.

Similar rules were introduced for citizens of Ukraine, with the only difference must have made the PCR test no later than 48 hours before crossing the border. In the absence of such requirements, native citizens are obliged to undergo 14 days of self-isolation.

The Ministry of Health recommends on PCR or rapid test document:

  • 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.

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