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Omicron strain: new rules of entry to Ukraine

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Omicron strain: new rules of entry to Ukraine

Since December 3, Ukraine has changed the rules of entry for persons traveling from countries where the new Omicron coronavirus strain is rapidly spreading.


We are talking about 8 African countries – the Republic of South Africa, the Republic of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Kingdom of Eswatini, the Republic of Mozambique, the Republic of Malawi.


For an indefinite period, it is FORBIDDEN to enter foreigners and stateless persons who do not have a permit for permanent or temporary residence in Ukraine, and who have been on the territory of these states for more than 7 days during the last 14 days.


Exceptions: citizens of Ukraine, foreigners and stateless persons permanently or temporarily residing in the territory of Ukraine, spouses or children of citizens of Ukraine, employees of foreign diplomatic missions and consular offices, representative offices of international organizations accredited in Ukraine, and members of their families, as well as other categories of foreigners and persons stateless in agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Citizens of Ukraine and persons identified in exceptions who have been in the territory of these countries for more than 7 days within the last two weeks will have to go on self-isolation. The duration of self-isolation is 14 days.


Vaccination, negative test or certificate of recovery are not grounds for failure to self-isolate or for it early termination.


For further clarification, please contact the 24-hour hotline of the VisitUkraine.Today portal.

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