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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Monday 14th of February 2022
If I want to get married what must I do regarding Medical Insurance. Also what restrictions might apply
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 ?
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?
Tuesday 6th of December 2022
@vladisalv, Hi Vladislav. Always used the site https://welcomeukraine.today/ I will also learn the current rules for crossing the border there.
Friday 8th of October 2021
That is one that the tourism board of Ukraine suggests
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
Sunday 22nd of August 2021
We have not heard this news, sorry
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
Thursday 22nd of July 2021
No PCR test is required with proof of vaccination