The Government of Ukraine temporarily restricts entry of foreigners and stateless persons to Ukraine

In view of the growing number of new COVID-19 cases in Ukraine, the Government has made a decision to impose temporary restrictions on the entry of foreigners and stateless persons to Ukraine. The restrictions will apply onward from 00:00, August 28 until 00:00, September 28, 2020.

At the same time, in order to mitigate the impact on people-to-people and business contacts.


The entry restrictions do not apply to the following categories of persons:


  • one of the spouses, parents, children, grandparents of a citizen of Ukraine
  • those entering Ukraine by transfer air transportation to another country
  • those arriving to study in higher education institutions
  • those serving in the Armed Forces
  • those having a temporary or permanent residency permit for Ukraine
  • those with refugee or person in need of complementary protection status
  • those with an official valid work permit for Ukraine
  • staff members of foreign diplomatic or consular missions
  • heads or members of foreign official delegations, staff members of international organizations
  • those arriving in Ukraine at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
  • drivers and/or crew members of freight vehicles, buses on regular international routes
  • military instructors of the armed forces of NATO and NATO "Partnership for Peace" program member states
  • cultural figures arriving at the invitation of cultural institutions
  • athletes arriving in Ukraine to compete in official sporting events
  • technical specialists arriving in Ukraine at the invitation of Ukrainian enterprises
  • those transporting hematopoietic stem cells for transplantation
  • those arriving for treatment at healthcare facilities of Ukraine
one of the spouses, parents, children, grandparents of a citizen of Ukraine

 

Persons entering Ukraine by transfer air transportation to another country with a ticket issued asa single ticketwith the departure date during one day (24 hours)

 

Persons arriving to study in higher education institutions

 

Persons serving in the Armed Forces

 

Persons having a temporary or permanent residency permit for Ukraine

 

Persons with refugee or person in need of complementary protection status

 

Persons with an official valid work permit for Ukraine

 

Staff members of foreign diplomatic or consular missions, official international missions accredited in Ukraine and their family members or those arriving in Ukraine at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

 

Heads or members of foreign official delegations, staff members of international organizations and their accompanying persons entering Ukraine at the invitation of the President, Verkhovna Rada, Cabinet of Ministers, Office of the President, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

 

Persons arriving in Ukraine at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

 

Drivers and/or crew members of freight vehicles, buses on regular international routes, aircraft, sea and river ships, trains and locomotives

 

Military instructors of the armed forces of NATO and NATO "Partnership for Peace" program member states, who are providing training for the Armed Forces of Ukraine or are arriving at the invitation of the Ministry of Defense

 

Cultural figures arriving at the invitation of cultural institutions as well as one accompanying person for each of them

 

Athletes arriving in Ukraine to compete in official sporting events, as well as their accompanying persons

 

Technical specialists arriving in Ukraine at the invitation of Ukrainian enterprises

 

Persons transporting hematopoietic stem cells for transplantation

 

Persons arriving for treatment at healthcare facilities of Ukraine

 

These categories are required to have proof of insurance covering possible costs of COVID-19 treatment and observation (issued by an insurance company with an office in Ukraine).

Please check the Resolution text of the Cabinet of Ministers via the link.

We also advise that all questions regarding the crossing of the state border of Ukraine are directed at the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.