Ukraine (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 27 October, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: Fully vaccinated travelers can enter Ukraine without negative PCR test.

Allowed Vaccines:

Pfizer / BioNTech, Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen, AstraZeneca / Vaxzevria, AstraZeneca / Covishield (India), AstraZeneca / SKBio (South Korea), Moderna / Spikevax, Sinopharm (Vero Cell), CoronaVac (Sinovac)
Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test is required for some countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Self-solation required for some travelers.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 15.10.2021
1. Passengers must have:
– a negative COVID-19 antigen rapid test or a PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm or Sinovac; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received one dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm or Sinovac; or
– a COVID-19 recovery certificate.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Ukraine;
– passengers younger than 12 years;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport;
– merchant seamen;
– NATO military personnel;
– passengers departing within 48 hours. They must hold proof confirming that they are leaving the country.
2. Passengers must have insurance to cover medical expenses in Ukraine.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Ukraine;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport;
– merchant seamen;
– NATO military personnel.
3. Passengers arriving from or who have transited through India or Russian Fed. are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
– This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm or Sinovac.
4. Nationals and residents of Ukraine with a COVID-19 positive result are subject to quarantine.
5. Passengers must install the Vdoma application on their personal device.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Ukraine;
– passengers younger than 18 years;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm or Sinovac;
– passengers with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival;
– passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

All foreign citizens regardless of the country of arrival to enter Ukraine must have a policy (certificate) of insurance issued by an insurance company registered in Ukraine, and covers the costs related to the treatment of COVID-19, observation, and is valid for the entire period of stay in Ukraine.

All foreign citizens, holders of a temporary residence permit, as well as stateless persons need to have one of the following documents:

• a document confirming receipt of one or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine included by WHO in the list of approved for use in emergency situations; or

• foreign COVID certificate confirming vaccination against COVID-19 with vaccines that are included in the WHO list of approved for emergency use, negative test result for COVID-19 by PCR or recovery of a person from COVID-19; or

• a negative PCR test result or rapid test for the SARS-CoV-2 antigen (RAT, Ag) that was done no more than 72 hours before entry; or

Tests for entry into Ukraine are not required for vaccinated persons and children under 12.

Foreign tourists over 18 years old who have not been vaccinated against coronavirus and cross the state border to enter must install the Vdoma mobile app, which monitors self-isolation, regardless of the length of stay on the territory of Ukraine.

Self-isolation is not required if you undergo PCR testing or a rapid antigen test within 72 hours of entry and get a negative result.

Unvaccinated citizens arriving from Russia or India must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine without the possibility of early termination.

From September 20, 2021, foreigners and stateless persons who enter Ukraine for the purpose of transit and have documents confirming their departure from the country within 48 hours are exempt from self-isolation and, accordingly, installing the Vdoma application and undergoing testing in Ukraine.
 

Lockdown Details

Stores, pharmacies, petrol stations and banks

-Operation is restored. Visitors are to wear masks at all times on the premises.

Public transport

-All passengers are to wear masks. The number of passengers in the transport vehicle is to be equal to the number of sitting places.

Cafes

-Only the outdoor terraces are allowed to be opened. The decision on the opening and closing of cafes adopts by local authorities. That is why rules of visiting vary from region to region.

Events

-The government allowed excursions for groups up to 50 people, as well as indoor religious events, provided 1 person per 5 sq m and visitors maintained a distance of 1.5 meters.
 

Sources

https://ua.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co