From August 5, Ukrainians and foreigners will enter the country under the new rules. The border crossing algorithm has been made more complex due to the rapid spread of the Delta strait of coronavirus.
If the new rules came on your vacation, and a person is abroad now, this does not concern her, the Ministry of Health explains. Citizens who went abroad before the government decree was declared will be able to return to Ukraine without hindrance.
Return from Russia and India
The most stringent requirements have been introduced for all unvaccinated persons, regardless of citizenship, who arrived from Russia or India and stayed in these states for more than seven days in the last two weeks.
Such travelers must go through a mandatory 14-day self-isolation without the right to terminate it early.
Entry rules for Ukrainians:
Without self-isolation and tests, Ukrainians can enter the country with the following documents:
- A document confirming the receipt of a full course of vaccination against Covid-19 (with drugs approved by WHO);
- Certificate 063-about the first vaccination from the Covid-19 vaccination course;
If a citizen does not have such documents, then it is necessary to install the Vdoma application and make a PCR test within 72 hours. Otherwise, self-isolation. If it is impossible to use the Vdoma application, the citizen will be under observation.
These innovations do not apply to Ukrainians under 18 years of age.
Entry rules for foreigners:
It is imperative to have a Covid-19 insurance policy and one of the following documents:
- negative test result for Covid-19 by PCR (no more than 72 hours before crossing the border);
- the negative result of an express test for the determination of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus antigen (no more than 72 hours before crossing the border);
- a document confirming the receipt of a full course of vaccination against Covid-19 with vaccines included by WHO in the list of approved for use in emergency situations.
After crossing the border, unvaccinated foreigners must activate the Vdoma application, after which, within 71 hours, do either a PCR test for the determination of Covid-19, or a test for the determination of an antigen to Covid-19.
"If a person does it, then she does not have further activation of the Vdoma application, that is, she does not need self-isolation. If she has not done such a test, the application will be activated and he will have to spend 10 days in self-isolation," chief state sanitary doctor Ihor Kuzin explained.
For foreigners with a permanent residence permit in Ukraine:
Crossing the border is unimpeded with a document confirming the receipt of the full course of vaccination against Covid-19 (vaccines approved by WHO).
If there is no vaccination certificate, then you need to install the Vdoma application and make a PCR test within 72 hours.
To cross the checkpoint in the absence of a document confirming the receipt of a full course of vaccination (with drugs approved by WHO), or a 063-o certificate of the first vaccination from the course of vaccination, you will need to do a free rapid antigen test.
The exception is persons under 18 years of age.