Entry into Ukraine during the COVID-19 restrictions mitigation

The authorities of Ukraine have begun the gradual easing of COVID-19 quarantine measures.All foreign citizens are now allowed to enter Ukraine having proper medical insurance and after passing the observation (if travelling from the countries with a high prevalence of COVID-19).
On June 12, 2020, the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 477 repealed the order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on the temporary ban on entry of foreigners into Ukraine.
Another Resolution of the CMU, under No. 480, stipulates that foreigners entering the territory of Ukraine, need to have appropriate medical insurance to cover the costs related to COVID-19 treatment. For citizens coming from the countries with significant coronavirus infection spread, the observation shall be required. Please note the foreigners with the PRP (permanent residence permit) as well as the persons recognized as refugees or persons in need of additional protection don’t need such medical insurance. But the foreigners with the TRP (temporary residence permit) need the medical insurance to cover the costs related to COVID-19 treatment.
The Ukrainian Government determined that obligatory observation must be required from the citizens of (or arriving from) the countries with a high incidence of COVID-19.
Countries with a high incidence of COVID-19 are the states where the number of active cases of COVID-19 is more than 40 people per 100 thousand population. The list of such states will be provided to the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine every 3 days by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.
Therefore, foreign citizens are permitted to enter Ukraine from the day of Resolutions No. 477 and No. 480 entry into legal force, if having legal grounds for such visit and ready to comply with sanitary and epidemiological norms.
Not subject to observation are those citizens of the countries with a high incidence of COVID-19, that have not been on the territory of these states for at least the last 14 days, as well as the employees of diplomatic missions and consular posts of foreign countries, members of official international missions, organizations accredited in Ukraine, their members, families, drivers and crew members of freight vehicles, crew members of aircraft and ships, river vessels, members of train and locomotive crews, participants of external independent evaluation, each accompanied by one person, if there is no reason to believe that they were in contact with a person infected with COVID-19. Furthermore, the persons who gave consent to enter into self-isolation by means of the electronic service “ДІЙ вдома” (Act at Home) [DIY vdoma] are not subject to obligatory observation.

Please click here for more information on the electronic service ДІЙ вдома / DIY vdoma (Act at Home app) and self-isolation rules and regulations in Ukraine.

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Vasyl Cherednichenko