January 4, 2022
*** Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the United States 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.
- Ukraine is under an adaptive quarantine until March 31, 2022.
- Wearing masks is mandatory in public transportation and indoor public places. Individuals and establishments can be fined for not complying. Everyone should carry ID.
- Are either PCR or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Ukraine? Yes
- If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? 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. A list of COVID Testing Centers in Ukraine can be found
- There are testing facilities at Boryspil airport in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv, and Odesa
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Has the government of Ukraine approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
- Are vaccines available in Ukraine for U.S. citizens to receive? While officially vaccines are only provided to Ukrainian citizens, permanent and temporary residents, many of the vaccination centers will vaccinate also nonresidents. Note that not all vaccination centers issue a vaccination certificate to nonresidents. U.S. citizens who choose to vaccinate in Ukraine should always check whether they will receive such certificate after completing their vaccination.
- Which vaccines are available in Ukraine? The Ukrainian government has approved the use of AstraZeneca/Covishield, Sinovac Biotech, Pfizer, and Moderna vaccines, among others, 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 one or more doses of COVID-19 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.
- 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 Vdomamobile 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
- 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.
- Is a curfew in place? No
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
- 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.
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Maybe
- 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.
- Are commercial flights operating? Yes
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
- Wearing masks is mandatory on public transportation and indoor public places.
Fines for Non-Compliance (if applicable)
- Individuals and establishments can be fined for not complying with the mask-wearing mandate.
- 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).
- The official website of the Government of Ukraine in English.
- Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers COVID-19 website
- Ukraine’s Ministry of Health COVID-19 information
- Ukraine Public Health Center
- Other links:
- COVID-19 Traveler Information page on travel.state.gov
- CDC page on COVID-19
- Country Information and Travel Advisory page