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Insurance policy, tests, and vaccination. Ukraine has changed the entry regulations for pilgrims

New regulations of entry to Ukraine for pilgrims from August 5, 2021. Photo: UNIAN

New regulations of entry to Ukraine for pilgrims from August 5, 2021. Photo: UNIAN

Ukraine has changed the regulations for the entry into its territory of foreigners arriving for pilgrimage in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country. In particular, they must now have an insurance policy.

As reported on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the new regulations came into force on 5 August.

Regulations of entry to Ukraine for foreign pilgrims:

  • Foreigners and stateless persons arriving in the country must have an insurance policy (certificate) issued by a company registered in Ukraine or a foreign company that has a representative office in our country or a contractual relationship with a partner insurance company on the territory of Ukraine. The policy must cover the costs related to the treatment of coronavirus and observation and is valid until the end of the foreigner's stay in the state.
  • In addition, pilgrims must have one of the following documents: negative PCR test done 72 hours before entry; negative antigen test result (also done 72 hours before entry); a document confirming full vaccination with drugs recognized by the World Health Organization; foreign COVID certificate confirming vaccination against coronavirus, negative test result for COVID-19 by PCR method or recovery of a person from COVID-19, issued by authorized bodies of foreign states Ukraine has international agreements with on the mutual recognition of COVID certificates.
Quote«"In the absence of the above mentioned documents and if it is impossible to install or refuse to install the mobile application Vdoma by a person who is subject to self-isolation, such a person will be denied permission to cross the state border of Ukraine," the message says.

At the same time, if a foreigner has completed a full course of vaccination, he or she might not self-isolate after crossing the border.

Context. Recall that since August 5, the regulations for crossing the Ukrainian border due to the spread of the coronavirus strain delta have changed.

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