Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine (March 17, 2020)
Event: The Ukraine Ministry of Health announced 7 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including one death.
The government of Ukraine has implemented measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
As of March 16, Ukraine barred admission to foreign travelers.
On March 17, Ukraine suspended all commercial passenger flights, trains, and buses to and from Ukraine. Visit the website of the Office of the President of Ukraine for additional information on these new measures.
Starting at 23:00 on March 17, subways in Kyiv, Dnipro and Kharkiv will close.
As of March 18, all other city transport, including buses and trams, will be allowed to carry no more than 10 passengers at the same time.
Starting March 18, Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) will suspend all domestic passenger transport. Further, regular and non-regular travels by autobus transport between cities will be banned (private automobiles excluded).
Schools and universities are closed until April 3.
Gatherings larger than 10 people (including cultural, entertainment, sports, social, religious, advertising, and sporting events) have been banned.
As of March 17, all non-essential city services are closed except grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, and gas stations. Visit the Ukrainian government’s COVID-19 website for updated information.
U.S. Embassy Kyiv has suspended all routine visa services until further notice. The Embassy is providing limited American Citizens Services, including adoptions and emergency services. Please visit our website for additional information.
U.S. government personnel are prohibited from all official and personal travel within Ukraine, outside of Kyiv proper.
State local government actions:
The government has announced a state of emergency in the towns of Chernivtsi and Radomyshl.
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.
- Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- 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 U.S.
- U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine
4 A.I. Sikorsky St.
- State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444