August 4, 2021

The New Rules of Entry into Ukraine

The new rules of entry into Ukraine come into effect on 5 August. 

When travelling to Ukraine, foreigners aged over 12 must have a COVID-19 insurance certificate and one of the following documents to cross the border:

  • A negative PCR test for COVID-19 done no more than 72 hours before crossing the border.
  • A negative rapid SARS-CoV-2 test done no more than 72 hours before crossing the border.
  • A document proving that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 using vaccines recommended by the WHO.

If a foreigner aged 18 or older is not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, he/she must self-isolate for ten days using the Vdoma app. Doing a test before departure to Ukraine does not exempt you from self-isolation. You must begin self-isolating 72 hours after crossing the border. You can stop self-isolating earlier if you do a PCR test or a rapid SARS-CoV-2 test in Ukraine. 

If a foreigner refuses or cannot install the Vdoma app, he/she will be denied entry into Ukraine. 

Ukrainian citizens and non-residents who have a permanent residence permit can enter Ukraine without health insurance certificates and tests. However, they must begin self-isolating 72 hours after crossing the border and do so for ten days using the Vdoma app. You can stop self-isolating earlier if you do a PCR test or a rapid SARS-CoV-2 test in Ukraine.

At the same time, Ukrainian citizens and non-residents who have a permanent residence permit can avoid self-isolation if they

  • are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 using vaccines approved by the WHO
  • left Ukraine before 4 August
  • are aged under 18

If Ukrainian citizens or foreigners cannot use the Vdoma app, they must undergo observation.

Everyone—regardless of citizenship—who come over from Russia or India and stayed in these countries for more than seven days over the last two weeks will be subject to more stringent self-isolation rules. Regardless of the vaccination or testing status, they must self-isolate for 14 days without any option to stop self-isolating earlier.

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