Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba says the government does not yet plan to introduce another restriction on the entry of foreigners into Ukraine.
"As of now, the government does not intend to introduce another restriction on the entry of foreigners into Ukraine," Kuleba said at an online briefing on Wednesday, an UNIAN correspondent reports.
"I am glad that the introduction of restrictions on the entry of foreigners didn't become a tradition. It was a force majeure decision that we were forced to make to protect citizens' health and contain the spread of the pandemic," the minister said.
Kuleba said he advocates for the opportunity for travel to remain, even amid the pandemic, so that foreigners could come to Ukraine in compliance with certain basic rules, and this is the policy the government is implementing today.
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On August 26, 2020, the Cabinet of Ministers extended the adaptive quarantine across Ukraine until November 1.
Then the government imposed a temporary entry ban for foreigners from August 29 until September 28, with a number of exceptions for certain categories of foreign nationals.
One of such exceptions was reportedly made for Belarusian citizens fleeing amid unrest in their country.
Late on Thursday, August 27, the Cabinet declared that the borders would be shut a day earlier, from midnight on August 28.
It was reported on September 25 that Ukraine's government does not plan to extend an entry ban for foreign nationals.
An entry ban for foreign nationals was lifted on September 28.