Since 2019 in Ukraine, as well as in most countries of the world, there were restrictions related to the pandemic COVID-19. These restrictions included both a ban and restrictions on entry into the country by Ukrainian citizens, foreigners with residence permits, and foreign tourists.

However, after February 24, 2022, when the Russian Federation attacked Ukraine, the entry procedure for foreign nationals was changed.

At the moment, Ukraine is under martial law and the restrictions that related to the coronavirus epidemic have been partially lifted.    

Restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, which are not in force in Ukraine due to martial law in the country:

  • Epidemic risk levels (green, yellow, orange and red) are not in use.
  • Masking is not mandatory, but is recommended.
  • Having a certificate of vaccination or a negative test for COVID, to visit restaurants, gyms, cultural venues and other things, is no longer mandatory.
  • Employees can no longer be suspended from work for refusing vaccinations.
  • Restrictions on the movement of citizens between regions without COVID documents have been removed.

In order for a foreign citizen to visit Ukraine during wartime, you must:

  • Find out if you need a visa or if your country and Ukraine have a visa-free agreement.
  • Find out how long you are allowed to stay in Ukraine (approximately 90 days).
  • Have a valid passport or ID-card.
  • A residence permit that expired after February 24, 2022.
  • Have a medical insurance policy covering Covid-19 treatment in Ukraine (required irrespective of vaccination and number of doses received).
  • And availability of one of these documents:
    • Negative result of testing for COVID-19 by PLR method (not more than 72 years before crossing the border).
    • Negative result of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus antigen detection test (not more than 72 years before the cordon crossing).
    • A document confirming the receipt of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19 with vaccines included by the WHO in the list of allowed for use in emergencies, issued in accordance with the IHR or in accordance with the international treaties on mutual recognition of vaccination documents, signed by Ukraine.
  • Unvaccinated citizens must install the Bdom appendix and undergo a quarantine period of 14 days or take a coronavirus test and wait for negative test results.

In addition, be prepared that you may be asked to explain the reason why you want to visit Ukraine now.

Since at the moment there are military activities on the territory of Ukraine, and the danger of staying here is heightened, you need to take some steps for your safety:

  • Find out if your country's embassy has reopened in Ukraine, and keep its address and phone number.
  • Make electronic copies of your documents and carry them with you at all times.
  • Inform your loved ones: where you are going, for what purpose and for how long.
  • Find out the curfew time in the city you are traveling to.
  • Download air-raid alert apps.
  • Choose a residence in a safe area and with a bomb shelter or subway nearby.
  • Keep an eye on the situation in the region you are traveling to. Subscribe to local media and talk to a UAmedTOURS representative about your safety.

Despite quite active military operations in parts of Ukraine, regions such as Western Ukraine remain quite safe for tourists. Many clinics that used to operate in Kharkov, Odessa and even Kiev are temporarily accepting foreign patients in Western Ukraine.

To plan your trip to Ukraine for treatment, please contact our managers and we will offer you the safest treatment options in Ukraine.

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