Since August 5, Ukraine has renewed PCR testing for arriving unvaccinated Ukrainians and foreigners, as well as obliged to self-isolate those arriving from India and Russia.
The relevant amendments to the decree on the establishment of quarantine and the introduction of restrictive anti-epidemic measures in order to prevent the spread of acute respiratory disease coronavirus (COVID-19) on the territory of Ukraine have been released on the government website.
According to the document, citizens of Ukraine who left abroad before August 4, 2021 will be able to return home without hindrance. In the future, Ukrainians will be able to freely cross the border if they have at least one COVID-19 vaccination.
Foreigners when crossing the border are required to have a full course of vaccination or a negative test result, taken 72 hours before entry, and an insurance policy.
In the absence of a full course of vaccination from a foreigner, at least one dose of vaccination from a citizen of Ukraine when crossing the border will be asked to install the Vdoma application, which will start to control self-isolation after 72 hours, if during this time the person does not receive a negative PCR result or an express test for the territory of Ukraine. In case of a positive result, the person is sent for self-isolation or treatment.
For those arriving from Russia and India, as well as those who have been on their territory for seven days in the last 14 days, there will be no opportunity to terminate self-isolation early: they will be required to go through a 14-day self-isolation or observation.
If the entrant refuses to activate the Vdoma application, he will be denied permission to cross the border.
In addition, self-isolation is provided for citizens arriving from the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.
It will not affect persons under the age of 18; employees of representative offices of official international missions, organizations accredited in Ukraine, as well as participants in external independent assessment.
Compulsory self-isolation is also not provided for persons who intend to enter educational institutions, including courses (departments) for preparing for admission to state higher educational institutions located in the territory where public authorities exercise their powers in full; applicants for education studying in educational institutions located in the territory where state authorities exercise their powers in full, as well as one of the parents (adoptive parents), guardians, trustees, and other legal representatives of these persons.
Entry into the government-controlled territory of Ukraine without self-isolation is also allowed for citizens of Ukraine who are ready to vaccinate against COVID-19 in the territory where public authorities exercise their powers in full, subject to the presentation of an invitation for vaccination with a unique identifier, by persons who have a document, confirming the receipt of a full course of vaccination or an international, internal certificate or a foreign certificate confirming the receipt of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19, as well as citizens of Ukraine who have a document issued in accordance with the procedure established by the Ministry of Health confirming the receipt of one dose of vaccine against COVID-19, included in the World organization of health care in the list of permitted for use in emergency situations.
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