Ukraine opens borders and launches air traffic: Key air destinations

Author : News Agency

Source : 112 Ukraine

Since June 15, all border crossing points across the state border of Ukraine have finally been opened for air traffic. The foreigner’s entry into the territory of Ukraine is also allowed. Where can Ukrainians travel right now and whether quarantine restrictions must be observed upon arrival?
20:10, 24 June 2020

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EU borders will remain closed for the majority of Ukrainians until July. The ban on tourist trips of foreigners, which was supposed to end on June 15, was extended until June 30.

Now the following categories of Ukrainians are entitled to fly to European countries (spoiler: there are no tourists among them):

  • A person who has a close relative who is a citizen of the country;
  • A person who has a residence or work permit;
  • A person who goes to seasonal work and can confirm this with a document.

The same rules remain in Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova.

Entry to Ukraine for foreigners

According to Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy, the government, by its decision, opened checkpoints at Ukrainian airports and allowed entry for foreigners who are not citizens of countries with a significant spread of Covid-19.

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

The Ministry of Health of Ukraine has published a list of countries that according to the incidence rate of Covid-19 belong to the "red" and "green" zones. According to the decision of the Government of Ukraine, states with a significant spread of Covid-19 are countries in which the number of active cases of coronavirus infection is more than 40 people per 100 thousand.

The Cabinet of Ministers’ bill provides that crossing a state border by a person who has arrived from a state with a significant spread of coronavirus is the basis for observing this person.

On June 22, Ukraine fell into the "red zone" in terms of coronavirus infection.

There were 19,597 active cases of coronavirus in Ukraine. And there are 46.8 active cases of infection per 100,000 people in Ukraine.

As of the morning of June 23, 833 new cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in Ukraine for the past 24 hours. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 1,035 people have died from coronavirus (+23 per day) and 16,956 patients (+314 per day) have recovered. The total number of infected in Ukraine is 38,074.

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Citizens of states with a significant spread of coronavirus who have not been on the territory of these states for the past 14 days, employees of diplomatic missions and consular posts of foreign states, official international missions, organizations accredited in Ukraine, and members of their families are not subject to observation. As well as drivers and crew of freight vehicles, the crew of aircraft and sea, river vessels, members of the train, and locomotive crews if there is no reason to believe that they were in contact with a sick person.

Situation at the airports

From June 15, Ukrainians will be able to fly without restrictions to Albania and the United States, subject to 14 days quarantine - to the UK, without restrictions on the border and testing after arrival they can fly to Turkey.

Also, from June 27, citizens of Ukraine will be able to fly to Tunisia with testing after arrival.

Countries such as Cyprus, Montenegro, Georgia, Greece will consider opening borders after improving the epidemic situation in Ukraine from July 1.

And do not forget...

During quarantine, and even after its cancellation, most likely, the rules for staying at the airport will not be the same as before.

For example, at the time of quarantine in Ukraine, only the terminal D will operate at the Boryspil International Airport.

Boryspil airport
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Only passengers with boarding passes or a ticket in paper or electronic form, as well as in masks or respirators, will be allowed to the terminal. Accompanying persons must also have personal protective equipment.

Before traveling to the airport, people are asked to fill out a health questionnaire, if required by the airline.

To enter Terminal D, you need to go through a temperature and metal scanner. In fact, passengers will go through two scanners at a time. People with fever, as well as symptoms of a coronavirus, will not be allowed into the airport.

Passengers are also asked to keep distance and to use their own sanitizers or those installed at the airport.

Documents must be provided only without covers. Passengers should be prepared to take off the mask or respirator at the request of the inspector.

Upon arrival at the airport, passengers must pick up their luggage and leave the building as soon as possible.

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