The European Union has removed Ukraine from green list for travel on November 9. This means recommending not to allow travel for tourism and to leave only the necessary, such as work or study.
But there is also good news: unlike the period of the pandemic, many European countries will not listen to the recommendation of the EU Council and will leave their borders open to tourists from Ukraine. After all, each country makes such a decision independently. But in many countries the conditions of entry have changed.
Were Ukrainian travelers can go now and on what terms is discussed below.
Prerequisite - you must complete a full course of vaccination with one of the vaccinesrecognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Pfizer/Comirnaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield and Janssen/Johnson&Johnson. Vaccination is considered complete if 28 days have passed since vaccination with Janssen and 7 days after vaccination with the second dose in the case of other vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield).
These conditions came into force on November 11.
The Spanish Ministry of Health has removed Ukraine from the list of safe countries on November 12, but the entrance for tourists from Ukraine will be possible given a complete vaccination course. You should also fill in the sanitary control form on the website spth.gob.es in advance, received after filling in the form QR code must be retained and provided to representatives of the carrier before boarding, as well as sanitary control services at the checkpoint at the airport in Spain.
The new rules will take effect from November 15.
Denmark will not close the borders for Ukrainians who have passed full course of vaccination with the vaccine, approved by the EMA. From November 10, entry is permitted to vaccinated people or those with a negative PCR test and 10-day quarantine upon arrival.
Covid-certificate issued by the Ukrainian Diya app is also accepted.
New entry rules came into force in Austria on November 1, following a decision of the EU Council to not review them. For Ukrainians, travel for tourism purposes remains possible for the vaccinated.
If a tourist is vaccinated or has recovered from the coronavirus, they can come without prior registration and quarantine.
Austria recognizes the following vaccines: BioNtech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Janssen, Moderna, Sinopharm, Sinovac-CoronaVac.
If you do not have a certificate of full vaccination or a certificate of recovery, you can enter with a previous online registration and a 10-day quarantine. You will need to provide a PCR test or antigen test.
Slovakia has left its borders open to Ukrainians who have undergone a full course of vaccination (including Sinovac (CoronaVac)).
The Netherlands did not close the borders for citizens of Ukraine who have completed the full course vaccination as well. In order to enter the country, in addition to a vaccination certificate for entry, you will also need a negative test.
The Czech Republic
Czech Republic remains open for the travels of vaccinated Ukrainians under the same conditions as before. Certificates of vaccination with EMA approved vaccines are accepted.
Cyprus became the first country of the European Union, which has retained the possibility of entry for Ukrainians. The same conditions remain: a complete vaccination and negative tests, which are done before and after arrival in the country at the expense of the passenger. Prior to receiving the test result, the passenger must be in self-isolation.
The consular service reported that the country recognizes Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Modern, Sputnik, Sinopharm, Sinovac (CoronaVac) vaccines.
Fully vaccinated Ukrainians can enter the country (Comirnaty (BioNTech/Pfizer), AztraZeneca/Vaxzevria/Covishield, Covishield, CoronaVac).
- negative PCR test or rapid antigen test;
- vaccination certificate (Pfizer, Modern, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Janssen);
- certificate of recovery or one dose of vaccine.
In the absence of one of the four above-mentioned documents, entry into Croatia may be granted subject to the obligation to remain in self-isolation before taking the tests.
Belgium has suspended tourist trips for vaccinated Ukrainian tourists. A certificate recognized by EU countries on the full course of vaccination carried out by vaccines recognized by the EMA is required.
Before arriving in Belgium you must fill out the Passenger locator form (PLF). Persons over the age of 12 must take a negative PCR test less than 72 hours before arriving in Belgium. You must take the test in Belgium on day 1 (residents and non-residents) and day 7 (residents and non-residents). You must remain in quarantine until a negative result of the first test.
Sweden has no plans to close the border to Ukrainian tourists. Entry conditions - full vaccination or negative test.
Citizens of Ukraine are allowed to enter Portugal with vaccination or testing until November 30. But on December 1 entry will only be allowed for vaccinated (EMA vaccine, mandatory certificate in the Diya app).