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Ukraine has officially reopened for tourism on June 15, 2020, lifting the entry ban for foreigners and resuming commercial flights.

However, all nations are not welcomed in the same manner, and certain countries have restrictions while others do not. This article will go over the different zoning for countries currently allowed to enter Ukraine without a quarantine period and other restrictions.

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Tourist Entry Requirements for Ukraine

Currently all foreigners under normal immigration policies are permitted to enter, but the country they enter from will determine their entry requirements.

Zones

The Ministry of Health of Ukraine has developed criteria for “zoning” countries depending on the spread of COVID-19 per 100,000 population.

They have created a ‘RED Zone’ country list and a ‘GREEN Zone’ country list. (Full list of countries below.)

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The “Red Zone” countries are defined by having more than 40 active cases per 100,000 population. Tourists entering Ukraine from the “red zone” countries may still be permitted, but need to undergo quarantine for 14 days.

The “Green Zone” countries are defined by having less than 40 active cases per 100,000 population. Tourists entering Ukraine from the “green zone” countries do not need to quarantine.

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List of Green Zone Countries for entry into Ukraine

  • Afganistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Botswana
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Caribbean Netherlands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chad
  • Channel Islands
  • China
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Djibouti
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Falkland Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • French Polynesia
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kyrgystan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Monserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Rwanda
  • San Marino
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Somalia
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Barths
  • Kitts and Nevis
  • Lucia
  • Maarten
  • Martin
  • Pierre Miquelon
  • Vincent and The Grenadines
  • Sudan
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
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List of RED Zone Countries for entry into Ukraine

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Cape Verde
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Luxembourg
  • Maldives
  • Mauritania
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • North Macedonia
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Turks and Caicos
  • UAE
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

The Ministry of Health of Ukraine is to expected update the number of active cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 population in other countries every three days, until July 31st when the policy will be reviewed.

The above list is accurate as of JULY 3rd, but may have changed since publishing. You can review a copy of this list directly, or see if there are any newer versions here

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Clarification: Citizens and Nationals of the “red zone” countries do not need to undergo quarantine if they physically arrive from the “green zone” countries and are able to prove they have physically been in the “green zone” area for the last 14 days.

For example: If an American (who is on the red list) has been in Montenegro (who is on the green list) for the past 14 days and will come to Ukraine directly, they are permitted and treated as a ‘Green Zone' traveler.

Other Entry Requirements For Ukraine:

  • All tourists, whether on the red or green zone lists, must show proof of health insurance (with covid coverage) in order to be granted entry into Ukraine.
  • All tourists may be subject to health screening and or thermal scans upon arrival in Ukraine.
  • Tourists (and residents) are to wear masks at all times in/on: public transit, stores, gas stations, banks, pharmacies, etc

What’s Open in Ukraine:

  • All public transportation
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants and coffee shops
  • Church services
  • Sporting events without spectators
  • Day care centers
  • Swimming pools and sports gyms (except group classes larger than 10 people)
  • Inter-regional transportation, including passenger rail travel on Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways)
  • Cultural institutions
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Can I cross the land border by Car or Train into Ukraine?

Yes. Many of the land borders have also reopened. A full list can be seen here.

Have Flights Resumed to Ukraine?

Yes. International flights have resumed as of June 15. You can now fly into Ukraine from all over Europe on a daily basis. Canada resumes their direct flight from Toronto to Kyiv on July 19. Flight resumtions have not yet been announced from the U.S.

Read More: We have complied a complete list of all countries reopening to tourists worldwide! 

Disclaimer: Ukraine’s reopening news is ever-changing and being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.

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