Booster dose: revaccination was allowed in Ukraine
The third (booster) dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has become available to all vaccinated Ukrainians aged 18 and over.
The Ministry of Health of Ukraine notes that regardless of which vaccine a person was vaccinated with (including a mixed scheme), the optimal revaccination period is from 6 to 9 months after the completion of the primary course of vaccination.
To date, about 14 million Ukrainians have received two doses of the vaccine.
For the booster dose, preference is given to mRNA vaccines – Moderna or Comirnaty from Pfizer-BioNTech. However, for those who received their first two shots with Sinovac Biotech's Chinese CoronaVac vaccine, a booster dose of Pfizer is recommended.
Booster vaccine for travel
Now the document on receipt of the full course of vaccination, which is issued by Ukraine, is valid for 365 days. However, it has already announced a revision and reduction of its validity period to 9 months – according to the EU recommendation.
After the introduction of the booster dose, you can receive a new COVID certificate, which will be valid for 270 days from the date of its introduction. It will be possible to generate it in the Diia app or on the Diia portal approximately at the end of January 2022. By that time, the certificate for preliminary full vaccination will be valid.
The European Union is actively revising the validity of COVID-19 vaccination certificates, which are presented when traveling to the EU and arriving from third countries. Most European countries are preparing to shorten the validity period of COVID certificates in February, so a booster dose of the vaccine will help keep free travel possible.
To check the current rules of entry to the selected country, use the VisitUkraine.Today portal – only verified information and round-the-clock customer support.
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.