Ukraine tightens up on entry rules, negative PCR test result for Covid-19 now obligatory

Source : 112 Ukraine

The test must be conducted not later than 48 hours before the entry attempt
16:05, 23 March 2021

State Border Guard Service of Ukraine
State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

The Ukrainian government has tightened the rules of entry to this country. From now on, tourists will need to provide the negative PCR test result for Covid-19 when entering Ukraine. Healthcare Minister Maksym Stepanov reported that during the briefing.

"Changes were made in terms of crossing of the border. Regardless the country where the citizen comes from, all will have to provide the document about the performed PCR test not later than 48 hours [before the entry]. With the negative result of this test", Stepanov said. 

In case the PCR test result is absent or positive, the citizens will need to stay on isolation or quarantine for two weeks.

Related: Ukrainians to be able to visit Georgia from March 1, carrying negative PCR test for Covid-19

According to Stepanov, this particular decree took effect on March 22. It is applied to citizens of Ukraine who enter this country, returning from abroad.

The minister added that such restrictions are active in all European countries, so Ukraine is not the exclusion from the rule.

Related: Ukraine to introduce negative PCR test as entry condition into country

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