Now in Odesa:

Attention passengers!

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine temporarily closes borders for foreigners and individuals without citizenship.

The country's borders will be closed since midnight of August 28 till midnight of September 28.

The government of Ukraine may still impose PCR testing and/or quarantines on each of the arriving passengers on the above approved list to limit the risk of news cases being introduced into the community.

Foreigners will not be required to self-quarantine or take a COVID-19 test upon arrival if they take a PCR test 48 prior to traveling to Ukraine and the result is negative. The Ministry of Health recommends that the document showing the results should:

  • Be in English (translation into Ukrainian is preferable, if possible)
  • State the sample collection time and the time when results were received
  • Specifically mention test type – PCR – polymerase chain reaction
  • Show the full name, date of birth, and passport number for the traveler
  • Include the name, address, and contact details of the lab performing the test
  • Clearly state the result – COVID19 NO or COVID19 YES

Exceptions to the ban

Here are the types of passengers into Ukraine who will not be affected by the new ban, coming into effect on August 28:

  • Spouses, parents, children, grandparents of a citizen of Ukraine
  • Official work permit
  • Permanent residents of Ukraine
  • Diplomats on political visits
  • Servicemen in the Ukrainian Armed Forces
  • Students of higher education institution
  • Medical tourism visitors with surgeries/treatments in Ukraine
  • Persons invited by government
  • Athletes in official sport competitions held in the country
  • Airline crew
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