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Insurance for entering Ukraine: who needs it and what rules apply?

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Insurance for entering Ukraine: who needs it and what rules apply?

Choosing and applying for an insurance policy are key steps in preparing for a trip to Ukraine. This applies not only to journalists, volunteers, and government officials, but also to ordinary tourists who plan to visit the country for private purposes. Find out more about the peculiarities of health insurance for foreigners in Ukraine, including in times of war, as well as the available policies

Take care of insurance for safe entry and stay in Ukraine
Take care of insurance for safe entry and stay in Ukraine

Despite military operations, foreigners continue to visit Ukrainian cities. Tourists, volunteers, journalists, politicians, members of government missions, business owners in Ukraine or those who have relatives here come to the state every day from the USA, Great Britain, Japan, France and other countries of the world.

When planning a trip to Ukraine, you should take care of your own health as much as possible. Especially considering that diseases usually occur unexpectedly, and health problems in an unfamiliar city can add additional problems to tourists. In such a situation, a medical insurance policy for entering Ukraine will come in handy. It provides for mandatory insurance for travelers, in accordance with the Law of Ukraine "On Tourism" and the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine for foreign citizens.

Read about the peculiarities of medical insurance for foreigners in Ukraine, including in wartime, in our material.

What does the health insurance policy for entering Ukraine cover?

Depending on the selected package of services, a tourist in Ukraine can receive coverage for the following risks:

- General medical services and treatment of Covid-19 in Ukraine in the amount of 30,000 or 100,000 euros.

- Outpatient treatment (visit to a specialized doctor, examination and consultation, instrumental and laboratory examinations) in the event of an insured event.

- Medicines prescribed by a doctor to provide assistance in an insured event.

- Hospitalization (stay in a ward, intensive care unit, intensive care unit, medical care prescribed by a doctor, purchase of medicines).

- Coverage of costs for isolation of the Insured person and persons who were in close contact with the Insured person.

- Diagnosis of the Insured Person's contacts for COVID-19.

Does insurance cover military risks?

Yes, it covers. Under this health insurance policy, the insured risk is an accident as a result of military operations, passive military risks, terrorist acts (if the insured person is not a military serviceman), within the limit of 100,000 hryvnias.

What is the validity period of the insurance for entering Ukraine?

On the Visit Ukraine portal, insurance policies of different validity periods are available - from 3 days to 6 months. You choose the duration yourself - it depends on the number of days you stay in Ukraine.

The insurance contract enters into force from the moment of crossing the state border of Ukraine.

The cost of one insured day is from 2.2 euros.

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Who can be insured under this program?

The insurance policy applies to foreign citizens, subjects of another state and stateless persons. The insured person can be a representative of any country in the world, except the russian federation.

There are also no age restrictions: both minors and people over 70 can take out a policy.

Insurance for the elderly

Over 70 policies are also available. They cover the same list of risks as a regular policy: accident due to military actions, outpatient treatment, hospitalization, purchase of medicines, etc.

The cost of one insured day is from 6.6 euros.

Territories covered by the insurance policy

The insurance policy is valid on the territory of Ukraine, except for the temporarily occupied territories of Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions and Crimean Autonomous Republic, as well as the territories of direct combat clashes (front lines).

Who needs to take out an insurance policy before traveling to Ukraine?

An insurance policy is mandatory for journalists, mass media representatives, volunteers, and those applying for a visa to Ukraine.

However, for your safety and a calm and comfortable stay in the country, we strongly recommend that all tourists take out medical insurance with coverage of military risks before traveling to Ukraine.

This health insurance will ensure you have access to quality medical care, including emergency medical care and evacuation if necessary. In case you get into a situation related to an armed conflict or any military risks, you will have medical coverage and guaranteed help in dangerous situations.

Where to buy a health insurance policy for a trip to Ukraine?

Currently, very few insurance companies offer policies that cover the risks associated with hostilities and war. Therefore, be sure to take advantage of the unique offer from Visit Ukraine. Go to the link, choose a tariff and fill in your personal data to apply for an insurance policy.

We remind you! Ukraine attracts tourists from all over the world even under martial law. The capital, as a symbol of courage and resilience, is one of the country's most prominent places. Why do tourists choose Kyiv even though the country is at war? Read more about the reasons and tips for safe travel in Ukraine in this article.

Want to know more? Read the latest news and useful materials about Ukraine and the world in the News section.

Daria Rogova, Head of Insurance at Visit Ukraine

When planning a trip to Ukraine, first of all, you need to take care of the appropriate insurance policy, because any foreign insurance automatically terminates after crossing the Ukrainian border. In this case, we recommend that you take out insurance specifically covering military risks, which will cover not only standard medical care/treatment/diagnosis, etc. but also accidents and injuries caused by passive or direct military risks.

You can take out such insurance on the Visit Ukraine website. Follow the link and choose an insurance policy with the appropriate coverage and indemnity amount for the required period.

Do you have additional questions? Contact the Visit Ukraine hotline (Telegram | WhatsApp).

We recommend purchasing it for a safe and comfortable trip to Ukraine: 

Visit Ukraine Insurance – safe travel in Ukraine (insurance covering military risks);

Visit Ukraine Legal advice – comprehensive legal support on entry to Ukraine;
Visit Ukraine Tickets – bus and train tickets to/from Ukraine;

Visit Ukraine Tours – the largest online database of tours to Ukraine for every taste;

Visit Ukraine Hotels – hotels for a comfortable stay in Ukraine;

Visit Ukraine Merch – patriotic clothing and accessories with worldwide delivery.

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