Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers has amended the resolution related to the entry ban for foreigners, but expanded the list of relatives who may travel to Ukrainian citizens.
Read alsoUkrainian PM comments on entry ban for foreignersThat is according to the Ukrainian media outlet European Pravda, referring to its sources.
In particular, the right to transit up to two days was removed from the list of grounds for entry of foreign nationals. Thus, Ukraine shut down its land borders for Moldovan citizens, who, in particular, used transit for legal travel to Belarus and Russia.
Ukraine has also expanded the list of Ukrainian citizens' relatives who may cross the borders, adding their grandparents.
In addition, the government clarified the wording related to the study as a basis for crossing the border. Now only those who go to study in educational institutions will be allowed to enter Ukraine. This removes abuses when the purpose of entry was declared as training in short-term courses.
Temporary entry ban for foreigners: background
- On August 26, 2020, the Cabinet 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 due to the mounting unrest in the neighboring country.
- Late on Thursday, August 27, the Cabinet declared that borders would be shut a day early, from midnight on August 28.