Covid-19 updates for entering Ukraine

29.07.2021

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    The government has changed the border crossing rules to counter the Delta coronavirus strain.

    New changes to the “quarantine” regulation №1236 of December 9, 2020 should help detect and counteract the spread of coronavirus, in particular its “Delta” strain. This was stated by the Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on July 26, where it was decided to proactively respond to the possibility of a new wave of COVID-19.

    New rules for crossing the border of Ukraine:

    Foreigners must have a COVID-19 insurance policy and one of the following documents:

    negative result of testing for COVID-19 by PCR (not more than 72 hours before crossing the border),
    negative result of a rapid test to determine the antigen of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (not more than 72 hours before crossing the border),
    a document confirming the receipt of a full course of vaccination from COVID-19 vaccines included in the WHO list of permitted for use in emergencies, issued in accordance with IHR or in accordance with international agreements concluded by Ukraine on mutual recognition of vaccination documents.

    Insurance from COVID is required anyway! Pay attention to this.

    You can buy insurance from our partners here:

    If there is no document confirming receipt of the full course of vaccination from COVID-19 with vaccines included in the WHO, the foreigner (except persons under 18 and other categories of foreigners defined by the decree) installs “Home” and undertakes to initiate self-isolation through 72 hours in the absence of a negative result of testing for COVID-19 by PCR or rapid testing to determine the antigen of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, made within 72 hours from the moment of crossing the border.

    Crossing the state border from any country is unimpeded for citizens of Ukraine provided that one of the 2 documents:

    A document confirming receipt of a full course of vaccination from COVID-19 with vaccines included in the WHO list of permitted for use in emergencies, issued in accordance with IHR or in accordance with international agreements concluded by Ukraine on mutual recognition of vaccination documents.
    Reference 063-O on the first vaccination from the course of vaccination from COVID-19.

    More information below:

    Foreigners with a permanent residence permit in Ukraine cross the border without hindrance if you have a document confirming receipt of a full course of vaccination from COVID-19 vaccines included in the WHO list of permitted for use in emergencies, issued in accordance with IHR or in accordance with international agreements mutual recognition of vaccination documents.

    If such documents are not available, citizens and foreigners with a permanent residence permit in Ukraine (except for persons under 18 and other categories specified in the resolution) install the application “Home” and undertake to start self-isolation after 72 hours in the absence of a negative result testing for COVID-19 by PCR or rapid testing to determine the antigen of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, made within 72 hours from the moment of crossing the border.

    If it is impossible to use the “Home” application, the citizen will be under observation.

    Importantly! The “Home” application does not control or restrict the user’s movement for the first 72 hours after crossing the border. The application will monitor self-isolation from the third day or in case of a positive COVID-19 test by PCR or rapid testing for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus antigen.
    All persons, regardless of nationality, who came from Russia or India and stayed in these countries for more than 7 days in the last two weeks, will be subject to stricter rules of self-isolation. In particular, they will be required to self-isolate for 14 days without the right to terminate it early.

    To cross the CPVV in the absence of a document confirming receipt of a full course of vaccination from COVID-19 vaccines included in the WHO list of permitted for use in emergencies or certificate 063-O on the first vaccination from the course of vaccination against COVID-19 (except persons under 18 years) ), you will need to pass a free rapid test to determine the antigen of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

    We are always working for your comfort.

    Now you can take a PCR test in ADONIS without previous scheduling and waiting at any time!

    Price for PCR test in ADONIS is: 25 USD / 21 EUR / 680 UAH

    Price for Antigen test is: 19 / 21 USD, 495 / 550 UAH

    Our laboratories that are open 24/7:

    • Kyiv, st. Zhilyanskaya, 72 (first floor) – in the very center of the city,
    • or upon arrival at the ADONIS sampling point at Boryspil airport: Terminal D, 2nd floor

    Other laboratories:

    • Kyiv, 8B Raisy Okipnoi Str. (second floor) – only the option of 12 hours
    • Kyiv, 26 K Dniprovska Naberezhna Str. (08:00- 20:00)
    • Kyiv, 9 Kniazhyi Zaton Str. (08:00- 20:00)
    • Kyiv, 22/20 Petro Hryhorenko Str. (pediatric department) (08:00- 20:00)
    • Kyiv, 39 Spaska Str. (08:00- 20:00)
    • Obukhiv, 115A Kyivska Srt. (08:00- 18:00)

    If you are planning to have a flight and will need a result in English, please, indicate that. And do not forget to consult with your airline company about other requirements for the test.

    Remember some important recommendations before PRC test procedure:

    – do not eat or drink for 3-4 hours before taking biomaterial for testing;

    – also, the day before the test, avoid alcohol and fat foods.

    More about rules for staying in Ukraine and insurance policy can be found in the official video here:

    Update about lockdown situation in Ukraine as from 1st of May 2021.

    The Emergency Situations Commission canceled the lockdown in Kyiv. In particular, from May 1st, public transport will resume work as usual; schools and universities will open on May 5th.

    What will work from May 1st:

    • shops (non-food stores that did not work during the lockdown);
    • shopping malls;
    • markets and fairs;
    • restaurants, cafes, bars;
    • gyms and fitness centers.

    The Administrative Services Centres will also resume their work, but they will receive visitors by appointment through electronic services.

    From May 5th educational institutions in Kyiv will resume their work.

    More details, please, find here.

    We remind you that we are taking all the necessary precautions to protect you against the coronavirus.

    Stay safe!