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Ukraine Entry Requirements For Travel in 2022

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Ukraine first reopened their borders for tourism on June 15, 2020. They discontinued their ‘green’ and ‘red’ zone lists in 2021, and have since been more welcoming to foreign visitors.

Here is all the latest information about traveling to Ukraine in 2022, including PCR testing rules, the mandatory state-run insurance required, and other travel rules you’ll need to know before you go.

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Tourist Entry Requirements for Ukraine 2022

Countries Allowed To Visit Ukraine For Tourism in 2022

All nations are welcome to enter Ukraine for the purposes of tourism under normal immigration and visa rules.

Note: Passengers from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe are currently banned due to variant concerns.

Testing Required For Entry

All foreign passengers must provide proof of a negative PCR or Antigen test that was performed no longer than 72 hours before arrival in Ukraine.

Children under the age of 12 are exempt from the testing rule.

Proof of being fully vaccinated or recovered will exempt passengers from testing rules.

Approved vaccines include: Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Jonhson & Johnson, Sinopharm, and Sinovac.

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Quarantine Requirements

Quarantine is not required for most visitors.

Unvaccinated citizens arriving from Russia must undergo a 14-day quarantine without the possibility of early termination.

Mandatory Travel Health Insurance

All tourists entering Ukraine will first have to obtain their state-run travel insurance for the entire duration of their trip. Policies will need to be purchased before entering Ukraine and will be shown at the border along with the PCR test results.

The insurance can be easily purchased on Ukraine’s official travel portal and costs €3.3 Euro for the first 3 days of the trip, + €0.80 Euro for each additional day. An 8% service fee/tax is also applied for the total cost of the insurance.

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Masks in Ukraine

The wearing of masks in all public indoor and outdoor spaces is required. Children under 6 are exempt.

What’s Open in Ukraine:

Generally, most things have reopened in Ukraine, however, visitors may notice reduced hours or reduced capacity limits.

Levels of Epidemic Danger

The restrictions in Ukraine vary depending on the region. There are four different levels of epidemic danger with corresponding regulations: green level, yellow level, orange level, and red level.

Green Level: Face masks are mandatory at all times.

Yellow Level: Face masks are mandatory at all times. No more than 4 people at a table in a catering establishment, and the distance between tables must be at least 1.5 meters. 50% occupancy of cultural establishments and cinemas.
Yellow Regions include: Vinnytsia, Volyn, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Zhytomyr, Transcarpathian, Zaporizhzhia, Ivano-Frankivsk, KyivKyiv, Kirovohrad, Luhansk, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Poltava, Rivne, Sumy, Ternopil, Kharkiv, Kherson, Khmelnytsky, Cherkasy, Chernihiv, and Chernivtsi

Orange Level: Face masks are mandatory at all times. No more than 4 people at a table in a catering establishment, and the distance between tables must be at least 1.5 meters. 50% occupancy of cultural establishments and cinemas. Additional restrictions may be imposed by local authorities.

Red Level: Face masks are mandatory at all times. Catering establishments, accommodation services, entertainment and cultural institutions, gyms, non-food markets, and mass events are not permitted.

Whats open in Ukraine
Read More:

A-Z list of countries open for tourists in 2021

Countries open with no testing/quarantines

Vaccinated Tourists: A list of countries making entry exceptions

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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.

Article originally written and published June 24 2020


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abe

Sunday 12th of December 2021

if i have not had any vaccination however, i had covid several months ago and recovered, can i enter Ukraine if i take a test at the airport in Odessa ? I only have a very old mobile phone that i only use for people to contact me, i do not think i will even bring my mobile phone with me to Ukraine as i can buy one there for a months use, is this ok ?

vladisalv

Friday 8th of October 2021

Hello everybody I want to visit Ukraine, but for this I need health insurance. Found only one (link) , can someone say something about it?

Kashlee Kucheran

Friday 8th of October 2021

That is one that the tourism board of Ukraine suggests

Ashley

Sunday 22nd of August 2021

Hello Kashlee, Is Ukraine planning to have another lockdown at the end of September 2021 till spring 2022? I heard this somewhere but I don't know if this is correct news. Can you please confirm? Thank you

Kashlee Kucheran

Sunday 22nd of August 2021

We have not heard this news, sorry

John Strom

Wednesday 21st of July 2021

Kashlee, do those who are vaccinated still need that PCR test taken 48 hours before arrival. Your article is a bit vague but I think they don't. Just one less impediment to travel. Why would they mandate masks when outdoors? I can understand [a bit] wearing one indoors but outdoors there's lot of virus killing fresh air. TIA

Kashlee Kucheran

Thursday 22nd of July 2021

No PCR test is required with proof of vaccination

John Strom

Wednesday 14th of July 2021

A bit confusing... If a tourist is fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine does he/she still need the PCR test that was conducted 72 hours before arrival?

Ukraine needs to scrap the face masks - it's like erecting a cyclone fence to stop a mosquito. The quickest way this Chinese Plague is going to end is to get on with life and reopen the world. Then, perhaps, 'reward' China for this plague that's taken hundreds of thousands of lives and $Trillions of dollars.

Christopher Sargeant

Wednesday 8th of September 2021

@John Strom, I believe airlines should take some responsibility for informing their passengers of the regulations needed to enter Ukraine and returning to the UK. They are quick to tell you flight information that involves paying for better seats, meals and extra luggage. They need to inform their clients of the dangers of turning up with insufficient documentation. I witnessed, first-hand, the confusion and utter lack of assistance at Kiev, Borispol airport. Passengers had arrived at the boarding gate to be told they cannot board due to either lack of a negative test result certificate or a completed Passenger Locator Form. Ground staff were less than helpful, escorting us out of the boarding gate, back to the entrance hall and pointing at the ticket office, thereafter being shunted to and from counters who didn't really care about our situation. The airline would not re-ticket for another flight even though the ticket was transferable and asked for cash as they said the card terminal was not working. If the situation had been pointed out at the security gate, or even passport control, there would have been time to get a rapid antigen test with a 15 minute result for anyone who didn't have a certificate. I agree that it is the passenger's responsibility to have the correct documents when flying, but surely the airlines should be much more helpful in insuring their passengers wellbeing and stop profiteering from those that have slipped up on their research.