Data Last Updated: March 30, 2021
Ukraine has once again reopened for non-essential travels on September 28 after temporarily closing borders for a month. The same rules of entry will apply to arriving tourists. Visitors coming from “Green” zones can enter with no restrictions, while those from “Red” zones will have to quarantine for 14-days, with the option to take PCR testing to end their quarantine early.
On March 22, 2021, authorities in Ukraine have discontinued the categorization of countries. All travelers, regardless of the country they came from, will be required to submit proof of a negative PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours. Those who possess a vaccination certificate will NOT be exempted.
Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.
Authorities in Ukraine have extended the adaptive quarantine regime until Dec. 31. They have updated the adaptive quarantine regime following a biweekly review of the country's recovery.
Under the regime, all Ukrainian regions are classified as one of four color-coded zones - Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red - depending on the volume of COVID-19 testing, local morbidity rates, and the capacity of local hospitals.
Regions in the Red zone have the most stringent restrictions. Kaniv, in Cherkasy Region, and Sumy, in Sumy Region, are now in the Red zone. Public transport has been suspended in these areas; passengers may disembark regional buses and trains but may not board. Additionally, shopping malls, catering establishments, educational institutions, fitness centers, and sports facilities have been closed. Public gatherings are banned.
Authorities listed more than 100 cities, towns, and districts in the Orange zone, including Kyiv, and the cities of Lviv, Odesa, Kharkiv, Lutsk, Dnipro, Zhytomyr, Ivano-Frankivsk, Rivne, Poltava, and Chernivtsi. Hotels may operate in these areas, but other forms of short-term accommodation are prohibited. Entertainment venues, restaurants, fitness centers, and cultural institutions are closed. Scheduled nonemergency medical procedures have been suspended. Outdoor gatherings may not exceed 20 attendees.
The Yellow zone lists more than 250 areas, including the cities of Zaporizhia and Kherson. Indoor cultural and entertainment facilities may not operate at above 50-percent capacity. Outdoor cultural, entertainment, and sporting events may not exceed 30 total attendees. Public transport may not carry standing passengers.
Facemasks are mandatory in public, including public transport, public buildings, and crowded indoor spaces. Public gatherings are permitted but may not exceed one person per 5 square meters and must observe social distance. Several other restrictive measures continue to apply nationwide.
Airlines & Transport
Ukraine has reopened its borders again after temporarily closing for a month due to the surge of Covid-19 cases in the country.
Domestic and international flights have resumed, though some land border crossings remain closed.
Authorities are permitting freight transport through open checkpoints. All international passenger rail and maritime services remain suspended; freight transport is unaffected.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
Wallis and Futuna
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
Information for Non-Tourists
Ukraine will temporarily close its borders to all tourists/foreign nationals from August 29 to at least September 28 due to the surge of Covid-19 cases in the country.
The information below is from prior to the closure:
Ukraine has color-coded foreign countries of origin into Green or Red. Green countries are those in which the number of COVID-19 cases is fewer than 40 per 100,000, while Red countries have higher case numbers per head.
International arrivals from Red countries - except diplomats, representatives of foreign organizations, international freight truck drivers, and aircraft and vessel crew members - must undergo 14-days' quarantine at their place of residence or an official institution. Individuals who can prove that they are COVID-19-free will not be required to undergo quarantine.
53,702Cases Per Million
Graph of COVID-19 Cases In Last 30 Days