ukraine reopening again to foreigners

Ukraine is Open for Tourism but Requires Test and Health Insurance

Ukraine is open for tourism but visitors from all countries regardless of their age or country of departure now must bring proof of a negative result of testing for COVID-19 performed no more than 72 hours before crossing the state border.

Also, starting March 24, all travelers must purchase a health insurance policy that covers COVID-19. 

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Update March 27 – Mandatory Health Insurance

Effective March 24, all international visitors regardless of the country of arrival to enter Ukraine, must bring a health insurance policy that covers COVID-19 associated risks. The insurance company that issues the policy must be also registered in Ukraine. 

Update March 4 

Ukraine started its vaccination process last week after receiving its first 500,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from India. The country expects to obtain additional doses through the UN-supported COVAX distribution program over the months to come. 

Vaccination rollout in Ukraine

Update January 23

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.

Is Ukraine open for American tourists?

Yes, Ukraine is open for Americans. However, the U.S is ranked by the Minister of Health as a “Red Zone” country. This means Americans are required to submit proof of a negative COVID-9 test result, buy insurance that covers COVID-19, and undergo a mandatory self-isolation..

Visitors from the U.S. can bypass the quarantine if they take an additional COVID-19 test on arrival at the Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Lviv airports. 

Requirements for green and red-listed countries

Visitors from all countries now must bring proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 PCR and health insurance that covers COVID-19.

What countries belong on the red or green list to enter Ukraine?

Ukrainian government has decided to give specific COVID-19 related instructions to visitors according to their country of departure. 

To learn about each country, click here.

Can travelers freely do tourism in Ukraine? 

The country has recently lifted its nation-wide lockdown but it does mean it can be enforced again. So when it is in place, it means that in some areas nightclubs, catering activities, as well as concerts, remain forbidden. 

COVID-19 cases in Ukraine 

As of March 27, the country has confirmed 1,632,131 positive cases and 31,751 deaths. Unfortunately, data suggest Ukraine is still on the upward side of the 2nd curve of the pandemic.

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 March 27, Ukraine has warning level 4, which means high-risk. (Source: