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Ukraine lifted restrictions on entry from India

The ban on visiting India and arriving from it was in effect for a month and a half. Photo: Pixabay

The ban on visiting India and arriving from it was in effect for a month and a half. Photo: Pixabay

Ukraine lifted special restrictions on entry to the country from India.

The Ukrainian government imposed them on May 2, 2021 due to the catastrophic situation with the spread of coronavirus in India.

The government Decree No. 611 of June 16 was published in the state newspaper Uriadovyi Kurier on June 17. It comes into force on the same date.

In addition, the requirement of mandatory self-isolation for Ukrainians and foreigners arriving from India who permanently or temporarily reside in Ukraine was cancelled. These were the only two categories that could get from India to Ukraine during the ban.

Context. On May 2, Ukraine banned entry from India due to the extremely tense coronavirus situation in this country. Foreigners and stateless persons who arrived from there and stayed in India for at least seven days in the last two weeks before the day of arrival were prohibited from crossing the Ukrainian border.

India has experienced the harshest wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The country has its own, "Indian" strain of coronavirus. At the peak of the wave, about 300,000 people fell ill every day in the country, and up to 3,000-5,000 died. India suffered from a shortage of medicine, oxygen, medicine, hospital beds—and even firewood for funeral pyres for the dead.

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