The COVID-19 pandemic that spread all over the world has significantly affected human life and economics, in particular the tourism industry. As a result, most countries and regions have imposed travel restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Entry rules in response to Covid-19 are different in each country. That is important to be fully informed before travelling internationally.
Entry to Ukraine during the coronavirus outbreak
Ukraine reopened its borders in June 2020. However, all people coming from “Red Zone” countries (with more than 55 active coronavirus cases per 100,000 people) have to undergo controlled observation or self-isolation for 14 days upon the arrival. Travellers crossing the state border of Ukraine should also install app "Dii Vdoma" which monitors people’s location using their smartphones. Instead of 2-week isolation, a person can pass the COVID-19 test using the PCR method after crossing the state border. You can get tested at the airports of Boryspil, Lviv and Kharkiv upon arrival. The service costs from 1500 to 2100 UAH per person. The result becomes known in about a day. Those arriving from "Green Zone" countries are not required to undergo self-isolation. All foreigners who want to come to Ukraine must also have medical insurance that would cover coronavirus treatment.
Here, you can find full answers to the questions regarding the travel restrictions in Ukraine during the COVID-19 pandemic:
Which countries are included in the “Red Zone” list?
Where can I pass the PCR test in Ukraine?
Where can I get the mobile app "Dii vdoma"?
What medical insurance should I have?
Of course, staying home is the best way to protect yourself and other people from getting sick. But if you have to travel, you should prepare yourself thoroughly. And remember that the situation is constantly changing. So, it is essential to check for updates, as while you are traveling, a country may put into place new travel restrictions.
If you wish to learn more about the coronavirus situation in Ukraine, please check the website created by the efforts of the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.
- Wear a face mask or covering for mouth and nose protection
- Clean your hands regularly
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
- Avoid crowds and gatherings
- Inform yourself about your flight and current travel and safety requirements
If you need any assistance, contact UA Destination team. Stay safe and healthy! Welcome to Ukraine!