Ukraine cancels observation for foreigners with negative COVID-19 results after border crossing

20:58, 25 June 2020
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The changes were approved on June 25 / Photo from UNIAN

Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers has cancelled mandatory self-isolation or observation for foreign citizens entering the territory of Ukraine if they have a negative result of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for COVID-19 conducted after crossing the state border.

The Cabinet approved the change in the entry rules for foreigners on June 25, according to the State Agency for Tourism Development of Ukraine.

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The government also gave details about requirements for insurance policies of foreigners and stateless persons crossing Ukraine's state border.

A policy must be issued by an insurance company that is registered in Ukraine, or a foreign insurance company that has a representative office in Ukraine or a contractual relationship with an insurance partner (a healthcare management organization) in Ukraine.

The policy must cover the costs associated with the treatment of COVID-19, observation and the entire duration of stay in Ukraine.

As was reported earlier, citizens who come to Ukraine from the "red-zone" countries (the worst COVID-19-affected regions) must undergo 14-day observation or use the "Dii Vdoma" ("Act At Home") GPS tracking app.

If a traveler arrives from the "green" zones (the least COVID-19-affected regions), he or she may cross the border without hindrance when an insurance policy is available.

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