Ukraine's Ministry of Health has updated the list of countries in terms of the level of coronavirus spread and corresponding travel restrictions applied.

The "red" zone of countries that Ukraine's health officials perceive as a higher threat now includes Poland, the Netherlands, and Greece, which were previously assigned to the safe "green zone", according to an updated list posted on the Health Ministry's website.

As of August 7, the "red list" includes 105 countries.

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Among them are the USA, Israel, Cyprus, Romania, Spain, Bulgaria, Greece, Estonia, as well as Poland, Greece, and the Netherlands.

Turkey, Egypt, Croatia, and a number of other countries remain on the "green list".

Red and green zones: what are they?

  • From August 1, Ukraine adopted the European standards of zoning foreign countries according to the following indicators: the increase in new COVID-19 cases and the COVID-19 incidence.
  • In accordance with these indicators, the government forms red and green lists for travel.
  • A country shall be assigned to the red zone if the COVID-19 spread rate over the past 14 days exceeds that in Ukraine and if the incidence over the past 14 days will exceed 30% against the previous such period.
  • Citizens of red zone countries upon their arrival in Ukraine are required to have medical insurance that will cover the cost of COVID-19 treatment, as well as a negative PCR test. If unavailable, travelers crossing into Ukraine shall go for self-isolation or observation.
  • Tourists from the green zone countries are only required to obtain medical insurance.
  • Upon arrival from red zone countries, travelers are required to undergo observation or take COVID-19 tests.