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June 19, 2020
Following several days of record increases in registered COVID-19 cases (80% rise in the past month), the government of Ukraine has extended the adaptive quarantine until July 31. Most regions have re-opened the following services and institutions, subject to certain social distancing requirements:
- All public transportation
- Restaurants and coffee shops
- Church services
- Sporting events without spectators
- Day care centers
- Swimming pools and sports gyms (except group classes larger than 10 people)
- Inter-regional transportation, including passenger rail travel on Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways)
- Cultural institutions
Quarantine levels and restrictions vary by region. Please check with local authorities regarding local quarantine guidelines.
Wearing masks in public places, including public transportation, at all times is mandatory.
U.S. Embassy Kyiv continues to operate at reduced staffing and practice social distancing. Routine visa services remain suspended until further notice, and the Embassy is providing limited American Citizens Services, including adoptions and emergency services. Please visit our website for additional information on requesting an appointment.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- The Ukrainian government has lifted the entry ban for foreigners. U.S. citizens will be allowed to enter Ukraine if they can demonstrate that they have medical insurance covering all expenses related to COVID-19 treatment while on the territory of Ukraine. U.S. citizens entering Ukraine will be required to enter into self-quarantine if the Ministry of Health considers the United States a country with high incidence of COVID-19. That determination will be reviewed and communicated to Border Police every three days, as well as published on their website. Accordingly, U.S. citizens traveling to Ukraine should check the latest determination prior to travel and be prepared to self-isolate if advised to do so upon arrival.
- Commercial international passenger services to and from Ukraine will gradually resume as of June 15. U.S. citizens interested in departing Ukraine can find information about future flights by visiting the airlines’ websites.
- Many land border checkpoints with neighboring countries have re-opened. You can find a full list of currently open border crossings here.
U.S. Embassy Operations
- On March 15, the U.S. Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of non-essential U.S. government personnel and family members with high risk medical conditions for COVID-19.
- U.S. government personnel are allowed limited overnight travel within Ukraine outside of Kyiv proper.
- U.S. Embassy Kyiv has reduced staffing and is practicing social distancing. Personnel are further advised to avoid large gatherings.
- Routine visa services remain suspended until further notice, and the Embassy is providing limited American Citizens Services, including adoptions and emergency services. Please visit our websitefor additional information.
- 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
- Ukraine International Airlines
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive the most up-to-date information and alerts from the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.
- COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov
- CDC page on COVID-19
- Ukraine Information and Travel Advisory page
- Ukraine’s Ministry of Health COVID19 Telegram Channel