16 June 2020

Red or green? How not to get sent for observation when entering Ukraine

An adaptive approach to solving the issue of self-isolation (observation) of citizens and foreigners entering the country from abroad was introduced in Ukraine on June 15, 2020.

According to an official statement on the website of the Ministry of Health, Ukrainian officials have divided countries around the world into two zones: red and green. The decision on the need for self-isolation (observation) will be considered depending on which country the person comes from and on the country of which he is a citizen.

The division was based on the criterion of the number of active COVID-19 cases per 100 thousand population. If this indicator is less than 40, then people from this zone will be allowed to enter Ukraine without hindrance. When the indicator turns out to be higher, they will be sent for observation (self-isolation) for 14 days after crossing the border.

The full list of countries can be downloaded and viewed here.

An interesting nuance for foreigners is the following: if a person is a citizen of the “red zone” country, but has supporting documents that he has been in the “green zone” country for the last 14 days, then only the country of departure will be considered in Ukraine.

The Ministry of Health will also remind that a mandatory condition for foreigners is the availability of a certificate of health insurance in case of COVID-19 disease.