COVID-19 Information

October 19, 2021

COVID-19 Testing For U.S. Entry

NEW: As of November 08, all foreign nationals traveling to the United States will be required to demonstrate proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. For purposes of entry into the United States, accepted vaccines will include FDA approved or authorized, and WHO Emergency Use Listing vaccines.

All airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

A list of COVID Testing Centers in Ukraine can be found here.

Country-Specific Information

  • Ukraine is under an adaptive quarantine until December 31, 2021.
  • Wearing masks is mandatory in public transportation and indoor public places.  Individuals and establishments can be fined for not complying.  Everyone should carry ID.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Ukraine? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
    • COVID-19 tests are widely available at the expense of the individual. Average cost of a PCR COVID-19 test is 40 USD.  COVID-19 test results are available as soon as 6 hours and results are delivered via email and text message, as well as in person.  The results are available in English.
  • For information on limited humanitarian exemptions, please review the following page https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-testing-required-us-entry.html

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Ukraine approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
    • The Ukrainian government has approved the use of AstraZeneca/Covishield, Sinovac Biotech, and Pfizer vaccines in Ukraine. Vaccinations are currently ongoing, and more information on availability and vaccination priorities can be found on the following sites: https://vaccination.covid19.gov.ua/.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
  • All U.S. citizens entering Ukraine must show:

– either a negative COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test done within 72 hours of entering Ukraine, OR a negative rapid Antigen Test for SARS-CoV-2, OR a document confirming the receipt of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19 with vaccines on WHO’s list of approved vaccines (children under 12 are exempt from the testing and vaccination requirements). Note: A CDC vaccination card is an acceptable proof of vaccination.
AND
– proof of medical insurance covering all expenses related to COVID-19 treatment while on the territory of Ukraine. Ukrainian health insurance coverage can be purchased online – https://visitukraine.today/. You can find further details and exceptions from this requirement on the Ministry’s website.

Exception from both requirements: Ukrainian citizens, foreigners permanently residing in Ukraine, diplomats accredited to Ukraine, refugees, plane/ship crews, and NATO personnel training Ukrainian military are exempt from all requirements.

  • Any traveler over 18 years who has not been vaccinated against COVID-19 must install the Vdoma mobile app upon entering Ukraine and self-quarantine for 10 days. Self-isolation is not required if you do a PCR or a rapid antigen test within 72 hours of entry and get a negative result.
  • Self-isolation and subsequent testing is not required for visitors who leave Ukraine within 48 hours.
  • Unvaccinated citizens arriving from Russia or India (including in transit) must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine without the possibility of early termination.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Either this or a document confirming the receipt of a full course of vaccination.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
  • Self-isolation is not required if the person leaves the country within 72 hours. You can also avoid 10 days of self-isolation if you undergo PCR testing or a rapid antigen test within 72 hours of entry and get a negative result.
  • Additional information on COVID-19 related entry and exit requirement changes can be found on the website of the Government of Ukraine and the website of the State Migration Service of Ukraine.

Movement Restrictions

    • Is a curfew in place? No
    • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
      • NEW: As of October 21, interregional passenger traffic in regions with “yellow,” “orange” or “red” level of epidemiological danger will only be allowed for drivers, aircrew and passengers with one of the following documents:
        • a document confirming the receipt of a full course of vaccination or a document confirming the receipt of a single dose of a two-dose vaccine for regions of the “yellow” level of epidemic danger; OR
        • domestic or foreign certificate confirming vaccination against COVID-19 with one dose of a single-dose vaccine or two doses of a two-dose vaccine approved by the WHO, a negative polymerase chain reaction test, or recovery from COVID-19, which can be proven through the VDoma mobile app; OR
        • negative result of testing for COVID-19 by PCR or rapid test for coronavirus antigen SARS-CoV-2, which is valid for 72 hours.
      • The new rules apply to interregional bus, air, and rail travel but not to urban and intraregional travel.

Quarantine Information

      • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Maybe
        • NEW: U.S. citizens over 18 who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 must quarantine for 10 days upon entering Ukraine. Self-isolation is not required if you do a PCR or a rapid antigen test within 72 hours of entry and get a negative result.

Transportation Options

      • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
      • Is public transportation operating? Yes
      • Fines for Non-Compliance (if applicable)
        • Wearing masks is mandatory on public transportation and indoor public places. Individuals and establishments can be fined for not complying.

Consular Operations

      • All American Citizen Services applicants should schedule appointments for services through the online appointment system.  Eligible adults can renew their passports by mail.  If you are unable to schedule an appointment using the online appointment system, and need an emergency appointment, please send an email to KyivACS@state.gov with details of the request.
      • We have resumed visa processing for all categories of immigrant visas and most categories of nonimmigrant visas.  We are not currently offering appointments for routine tourist or business travel (B1/B2).

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