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New rules for entering Ukraine: test or self-isolation for everyone and from any country

The Cabinet of Ministers has established new rules for entering Ukraine for everyone from March 22, 2021. Photo: UNIAN

The Cabinet of Ministers has established new rules for entering Ukraine for everyone from March 22, 2021. Photo: UNIAN

The Cabinet of Ministers has changed the conditions for the entry of foreigners and citizens of Ukraine into the territory of the state. Thus, according to a government resolution adopted on March 22, those who come from abroad must self-isolate for 14 days or present a negative PCR test for coronavirus done no later than 48 hours before arrival.

As for foreigners, they can cross the Ukrainian border if they have an insurance policy, as well as a PCR test done no later than 72 hours in advance. Thus, earlier those people who came to Ukraine from the countries of the "red" list (with a wide spread of coronavirus) had to self-isolate/ Now the restrictions apply to the "green" countries as well. The new rules came into effect on the 22nd of this month.

Who will be exempted from self-isolation:

  • Ukrainians under 12 years of age;
  • drivers and crew members of freight vehicles, buses carrying out regular transportation, crew members of air and sea, river vessels, members of train and locomotive crews;
  • Ukrainians who transport hematopoietic stem cells for transplantation;
  • Ukrainians who have a negative test result for COVID-19 by the polymerase chain reaction method that was done no later than 48 hours before crossing the state border.

However, it is allowed to enter from the occupied territories of Ukraine without self-isolation for vaccination by invitation with a unique identifier.

The Ukrainians, who are subject to self-isolation, will have to install and activate the mobile application of the system Vdoma, or they will be sent for observation. The installation of the service will be checked by the State Border Service when crossing the country's border or entry checkpoints in the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and Sevastopol.

Context. Earlier, Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov noted that Ukraine would update the conditions for entry into the country for foreigners and require them to have a mandatory negative PCR test for coronavirus.

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