The country is currently under a strict lockdown that includes most businesses, even restaurants and cafes. The harshest measures will be in place until January 28, while others will continue until February 28.
Update November 25 – Current COVID situation in Ukraine
As of November 25th, Ukraine has reported 662K COVID cases and 11,492 deaths caused by the virus. The daily infectious rates are still increasing and there currently are between 10k – 15k cases. (Source: Wikipedia)
Requirements for green-listed countries that can enter Ukraine
Requirements for red-listed countries that can enter Ukraine
If you are visiting the country from a red-listed country or if you are transiting through one of those, you can still be granted access. But, in order to do so, you will need to take a COVID-19 PCR – polymerase chain reaction test UPON arrival and self-isolate. Results will be emailed to you within 24 hours and, if everything is fine, you can resume your trip.
Warning! – This Green-and-Red list is updated on a weekly basis.
Quick tip! – Policies purchased through the official website can be postponed in case you need to change your travel plans. Prices start at € 3 per 3 days of stay + € 0.72 for each subsequent day plus 8% for service. Get them here.
Is a COVID-19 test necessary to enter Ukraine?
The COVID-19 situation in Ukraine varies widely from one state to another. Nowadays, the country is divided into four epidemiological zones (green, yellow, orange, and red). Then, depending on the “zone” you want to travel to, you will find different types of restrictions.
The situation seems to be one of great concern. Olha Holubovska, an infectious disease doctor has stated that if hospitals continue observing this growth of incidence, they will be forced to reconsider the indicators for hospitalization and hospitalize critically ill patients only.
Is it safe to visit Ukraine now?
According to the CDC, any kind of traveling to Ukraine now is not recommended due to the high infectious rate. As of November 25th, Ukraine has warning level 4, which means high-risk. (Source: CDC.gov)
Who is allowed to enter Ukraine now?
Citizens from all countries are allowed entry at the moment, for tourism, work and other reasons. Depending on the country they are coming from there may be additional requirements.
Will travelers get a refund if flights are cancelled?
The situation at airports is stable right now. Concerned travelers should contact their airline and find out about their refund policies in exceptional circumstances.