Men working in IT will be able to go abroad during the war
Men working in the IT industry may be allowed to temporarily travel abroad during martial law in Ukraine. This was stated in an interview with Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation for IT Development Olexandr Bornyakov.
The Ministry of Digital Transformation together with the Ministry of Defense, the General Staff, and the Ministry of Economy plan to create a mechanism that will allow IT specialists to leave Ukraine. But for a short time and subject to return guarantees.
According to Bornyakov, a decision is expected in the coming days, which must first be approved by the Defense Ministry. Then the conditions under which IT specialists will be able to leave Ukraine for a short time and the possible terms of return will become known.
"We see that understanding is already underway. It is a maximum of two or three weeks, but I think that even if it is about 5-7 working days, this will be enough to resolve the issue and go back, "Bornyakov said.
According to Bornyakov, since the beginning of the war, 70% of IT companies have been able not only to maintain the pace of doing business but also to attract new customers. The Deputy Minister sees the IT industry as one of the key ones in Ukraine's economy. Especially since many IT companies pay taxes in advance, supporting the economy. Therefore, the issue of travel abroad for IT specialists is becoming increasingly important.
“Personal contact is very important. There are things like conferences, business forums that you need to attend, showcase your business, and attract new customers. It could have been postponed for a month or two, but now the situation is such that there is no place to postpone it, ”Oleksandr Bornyakov said.
The simultaneous stay of visitors in the hotel lobby not more than one person per 10 square meters of serviceable area is allowed.
Persons can visit hotels and stay there (outside hotel room) only if they wear respirator or face mask (including homemade mask), so that the nose and mouth are covered.
Hotel guests are obliged to keep the 1.5 meters distance.
Online check-in making in advance is recommended to avoid queues at check-in to hotel.
Meals in hotels are provided through meals delivery service to rooms upon prior order or at hotel restaurants situated inside or in open areas, provided the distance of at least 1.5 meters between seats at adjacent tables.
Not more than 4 clients are allowed to stay at the table (excluding children under 14 years old). Unless these tables are separated by a special partition;
Self-serve is not allowed.