August 28, 2020
Event: The Government of Ukraine bans entry to Ukraine for all foreigners
The government of Ukraine has extended the adaptive quarantine until October 31, 2020. The quarantine was expanded to ban discos, nightclubs, and concerts in green–zoned regions; restaurants, bars, and cafés are not allowed to work after 12 am.
In addition, effective 00:01 am on August 28th through September 28th, the government barred entry to Ukraine to all foreigners in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Some of the exemptions to the entry ban include:
- Spouses or children of Ukrainian citizens
- Foreigners with Ukrainian temporary or permanent residency permits
- Patients who come to Ukraine for medical treatment
- Transit passengers who can confirm that they will leave the country in under two days
- Members of diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited in Ukraine
- Foreigners with work permits
- Airline and freight crew
Further detailed information, including other exemptions, can be found on the official website of the government of Ukraine.
Additional Actions to Take:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Ukraine.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States
- U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine
Tel (380-44) 521 – 5566
After hours (380-44) 521 – 5000
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
- Ukraine Country Information
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