Foreigners are not obliged to undergo self-isolation for 48 hours transit pass from Ukraine

Canan Kevser
16 September 2021, 10:55
Canan Kevser
16 September 2021, 10:55

The Ukrainian Government has decided to lift obligatory self-isolation for foreigners in case of transit pass from Ukraine.

The rule applies for a maximum of 48 hours, the press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine announced.

"From September 20, foreigners and stateless persons who enter Ukraine for the purpose of transit and have documents confirming their departure from the country within 48 hours are exempt from self-isolation," it said.

Such foreigners also do not need to test for Covid-19 in Ukraine or install the "Act at Home" (Diy Vdoma) application, a mobile app designed to ease the 14-day isolation that is compulsory for returnees and visitors from the “red zone” countries.

The requirement for foreign citizens and holders of a residence permit to have an insurance policy issued by a company registered in Ukraine, which covers the costs of treatment and observation, remains in force.

Regulation in Ukraine for foreigners

According to the document, foreigners, holders of residence permits and stateless persons must enter one of the following documents to enter Ukraine:

  • Confirmation of receiving one or more doses of the Covid-19 vaccine included in the WHO list
  • Covid-certificate confirming vaccination, negative PCR test result or recovery from Covid-19
  • Negative result of PCR test or rapid test for antigen, made no more than 72 hours before entry.

For children under 12 years, vaccination certificate or Covid-19 testing results are not required.

Foreigners over the age of 18 who have not been vaccinated should have a negative test result and install the Diy Vdoma application to control self-isolation. It is terminated if another negative test is received within 72 hours of entry.