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New requirements for foreign citizens entering Ukraine
29 July 2020 21:00

On July 22, 2020, the Government of Ukraine issued a resolution № 641 "On the establishment and implementation of enhanced anti-epidemic measures in the areas with a significant spread of acute respiratory disease COVID-19 caused by coronavirus SARS-CoV-2».

By this decision, the Government extended the quarantine throughout the whole territory of Ukraine from 1 to 31 August 2020 and established following rules to enter Ukraine:

• the requirement for all foreign citizens and stateless persons entering Ukraine to possess an insurance policy* that covers COVID-19 treatment and observation. An insurance policy must be issued by an insurance company registered in Ukraine or a foreign insurance company with a representative office in Ukraine or which has contractual relationship with an insurance company - a partner in Ukraine. An insurance policy must be valid during all period of staying in Ukraine.

(*You can order an insurance on https://visitukraine.today)

This requirement is not applicable to following categories of foreign citizens and stateless persons:

- foreign citizens and stateless persons permanently residing in Ukraine, refugees and persons in need of additional protection;

- members of foreign diplomatic and consular missions, representatives of official international missions, organizations accredited in Ukraine and their family members;

- servicemen (of units) of the armed forces of NATO member states and member states of the NATO Partnership for Peace program, who take part in the training of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

• Persons who are traveling to Ukraine from countries with a significant prevalence of COVID-19, as well as citizens of such countries, are obligated to stay 14 days on self-isolation with the use of the «Act at Home»* («Дій вдома») electronic app of the Unified Governmental Web Portal for Electronic Services. 

(*You can download the app on https://visitukraine.today

The requirement for self-isolation is not applicable to following persons unless there is a reason to believe that they have been in contact with COVID-19 infected person: 

- children under 12 years of age;

- citizens of countries with a significant spread of COVID-19, who have not been on the territory of such countries during the last 14 days or are in transit through the territory of Ukraine and have documents which confirm a departure abroad within two days;

- members of foreign diplomatic and consular missions, representatives of official international missions, organizations accredited in Ukraine and their family members;

- drivers and crew members of freight vehicles, buses engaged in regular transportation, crew members of aircraft and ships, river vessels, members of train and locomotive crews;

- instructors of the Armed Forces of NATO member states and member states of the NATO Partnership for Peace program, who take part in training events for units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine;

- cultural figures at the invitation of a cultural institution together with one person accompanying each of them.

A country with a high prevalence of COVID-19 is a country in which the number of new cases of COVID-19 per 100 thousand population in the last 14 days exceeds the number of such cases in Ukraine or the increase of new cases of COVID-19 in the last 14 days compared to the previous 14 days is more than 30 percent.

The list of such states is formed by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and reviewed weekly: https://moz.gov.ua/koronavirus-2019-ncov 

Those who has to stay on self-isolation must have «Act at Home» («Дій вдома») electronic app installed on mobile device. If it is impossible to install the application, the person must stay on observation.

Self-isolation/observation can be terminated in case of a negative result of testing for COVID-19 (by polymerase chain reaction), which was carried out after or not later than 48 hours before crossing border of Ukraine.

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