COVID-19 Information

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July 24, 2020 

The government of Ukraine has extended the adaptive quarantine until August 31.  Starting August 1, Ukraine will be divided into four epidemiological zones (green, yellow, orange, and red) depending on the COVID-19 situation in each region.  The Ministry of Health will assign each zone a color based on four COVID-19-related criteria.  Each zone triggers a distinct set of quarantine restrictions.  Please check with local authorities regarding local quarantine guidelines. 

Wearing masks in public places, including public transportation, at all times is mandatory.  

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

  • The Ministry of Health considers the United States a country with high incidence of COVID-19.  U.S. citizens entering Ukraine will be required to enter into self-quarantine or take a COVID-19 test upon arrival at international airports in Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Lviv.  Test results are emailed within 24 hours, and passengers should follow the self-quarantine protocol until the results are communicated to the Public Health Center.  
  • The Ministry reviews the list of countries with high incidence every three days and publishes updates on itswebsite. U.S. citizens traveling to Ukraine should check the latest determination prior to travel.
     
  • A number of airlines have resumed commercial international passenger services to and from Ukraine. 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. Embassy Kyiv has reduced staffing and is practicing social distancing and the use of face coverings. 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 website for additional information.

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