Ukrzaliznytsia resumed international traffic with five European countries. This was reported in the carrier's Telegram channel.
From now on, Ukrzaliznytsia passengers can travel to:
- Slovakia, where the trains Mukachevo—Košice, Chop—Košice, Chop—Čierna nad Tisou go;
- Hungary and Austria: Kyiv—Budapest—Vienna;
- Moldova: Odesa—Chisinau;
- Poland: Kyiv — Przemysl.
It is noted that on October 10, after a one and a half year break, the high-speed train Intercity + set off on the first run on the route Kyiv—Przemysl (Poland). Tickets for international trains can be purchased at the railway ticket offices, and tickets to Poland can also be purchased on the company's official website.
Additionally. Ukrainians are allowed to enter Poland, including for tourist purposes, provided they have completed a full course of vaccination with one of the EU-approved drugs (BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, Astra-Zeneca, and Jonson&Jonson) and have a digital COVID certificate.
Ukrainians can enter Moldova with a COVID certificate confirming vaccination or on the basis of a negative PCR test (done no more than 72 hours in advance) or a negative result of a rapid test for antigen to the SARS-CoV-2 virus (done no earlier than 48 hours). Currently, all vaccines that are inoculated in Ukraine are recognized in Moldova.
Ukrainians can enter Hungary without restrictions imposed due to the spread of the coronavirus.
One can go to Austria with a certificate of full vaccination against COVID-19 with one of the vaccines recognized in the country: BioNtech/Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Sinopharm, Inactivated, and Sinovac-CoronaVac. Ukrainian vaccination certificates are recognized by the Austrian side, however, they must be issued only in English or German, indicating the number of doses made and the type of vaccine.
To enter the territory of Slovakia, you need to register, confirm the registration at the border, and also be ready to confirm registration during your stay in the country. The Slovak Republic recognizes all certified vaccines.