The Cabinet of Ministers at a meeting on September 9 introduced changes to the list of categories of foreign nationals who shall be exempt from a temporary entry ban introduced for a month, until September 28.

That's according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs' press service.

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  • A foreign national who is a spouse, parent, child, grandmother or grandfather of a citizen of Ukraine is exempt from the entry ban.
  • A person retains the legal status of a child until they reach majority age.
  • The rule has been canceled allowing entry to foreigners traveling in transit.
  • If a foreign national arrives for study, the receiving side shall only be a higher educational facility.

Temporary entry ban to foreigners: background

On August 26, 2020, the Cabinet of Ministers extended the adaptive quarantine across Ukraine until November 1.

At the same time, the government decided to shut borders to foreigners from August 29 to September 28. On the next day, the Cabinet changed the date for introducing the restriction for August 28.

Certain categories of foreign nationals were exempt from the entry ban.