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August 11, 2021
COVID-19 Testing For U.S. Entry
*** Effective January 26, 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.
- Ukraine is under an adaptive quarantine until October 1.
- 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 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 60 USD. Covid-19 test results are available within 24-48 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/ and https://moz.gov.ua/article/health/jak-zapisatis-do-spisku-ochikuvannja-na-vakcinaciju-proti-covid-19
- 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
– NEW: or a negative rapid Antigen Test for SARS-CoV-2, OR
– NEW: 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.]
– 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: 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.
- 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
- All passengers arriving at airports or land borders are subject to multiple temperature screenings.
- New – From August 5, 2021, citizens of Ukraine and all foreign tourists over 18 years old who have not been vaccinated against coronavirus and cross the state border to enter must install the Vdoma mobile app, which monitors self-isolation.
- New – 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.
- New – Unvaccinated citizens arriving from Russia or India (including in transit) must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine without the possibility of early termination.
- Foreigners who contacted relevant Ukrainian authorities/State migration services with an official request to prolong their stay in Ukraine are exempted from administrative responsibility for overstays.
- Foreigners and stateless persons, who have not been able to leave Ukraine or apply to the territorial Units or Departments of the State Migration Service of Ukraine to prolong the period of their stay in Ukraine OR/AND for issuance, as well as an exchange of the permanent or temporary residence permit due to quarantine period, if the date of application for the issuance of such documents occurred during the quarantine period in Ukraine, SHALL within a period of up to 30 days from the date of quarantine’s termination apply to the territorial Units or Departments of the State Migration Service of Ukraine to prolong the period of their stay in Ukraine OR/AND for issuance, as well as an exchange of the permanent or temporary residence permit.
- 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? No
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
- 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.
- 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) and are unable to predict when routine B1/B2 appointments will resume.
- 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
- state.gov Country Information and Travel Advisory page