Ukrainians are not required to self-isolate when returning from "green zone" countries / REUTERS

Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov has said Ukrainians are not required to self-isolate for two weeks when returning from the countries of the so-called "green zone."

The minister reiterated the government had updated the criterion for referring countries to the so-called "green zone," increasing the threshold of active patients from 40 to 55 per 100,000 people.

"After increasing this threshold, our citizens who return from these countries are not required to self-isolate for two weeks," Stepanov said at a daily briefing on Sunday, July 19.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, on July 16, the Health Ministry published an updated list of countries of the "red" and "green" zones in terms of active patients per 100,000 people for Ukraine.

The "red zone" includes the United States, Armenia, Israel, Montenegro, Russia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, and Belarus.

The "green zone," among others, includes Turkey, Egypt, Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Serbia, Croatia, Poland, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, and Romania. A complete list of countries is available here.

The incidence rate in Ukraine is over 62 active patients with COVID-19 per 100,000 people.