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Covid-19: UIA proposes to reconsider entry requirements for foreigners

Source : 112 Ukraine

New rules for vaccinated persons will contribute to a gradual increase in passenger traffic, as well as have a positive impact on the vaccination campaign in Ukraine
19:01, 20 January 2021

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

Ukraine International Airlines offers the Cabinet of Ministers to revise and approve new rules for entry into Ukraine of the vaccinated person. This is stated in the message of the press service of UIA.

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UIA notes, that currently, mass vaccination of the local population is gaining momentum across the world, which will witness a steady upward trend this year. In this regard, the WHO, EU member states, and international air transport organizations are discussing the introduction of an electronic Covid-19 vaccination certificate to facilitate international border crossing.

The company assured that the approval of new rules for vaccinated persons will contribute to a gradual increase in passenger traffic to the country, as well as have a positive impact on the vaccination campaign in Ukraine.

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"According to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, countries in the active stage of vaccination belong to the list of so-called red zone countries as of January 18, 2021. For passengers it means mandatory self-isolation immediately upon arrival or PCR re-testing," UIA added.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health is in negotiations with Indian manufacturer Serum Institute on the purchase of another coronavirus vaccine. 

"Negotiations with an Indian manufacturer - the company Serum Institute - are underway. It can produce the Novax vaccine (America) and has the ability to produce a vaccine by AstraZeneca," Deputy Minister of Health Ihor Ivashchenko said.

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