Open with restrictions

Ukraine Travel Restrictions

19.26% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 17.89% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Ukraine.
Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Ukraine without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Ukraine for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Ukraine entry details and exceptions

All foreign nationals and temporary residence permit holders in Ukraine, regardless of age, are required to have an insurance policy registered in the country. The insurance must cover COVID-19 treatment and it should be valid until the duration of their stay in the country. Ukrainian citizens or a person with a permanent residence permit may not provide an insurance policy.

All foreign citizens, holders of a temporary residence permit, stateless persons and children/teens who are 12-18 years old need to have one of the following documents when entering the country:

    Certificate of vaccination with vaccines approved by WHO; or
    Negative PCR test or rapid test taken 72 hours prior to schedule of departure to Ukraine; or
    Certificate of recovery from COVID-19.

More details on Entry to Ukraine can be found here.


Outgoing travel to UkraineTravelling from the United Kingdom to Ukraine

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Ukraine.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Children who are 12 years old and below are not required to present a negative RT-PCR test.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Ukraine.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Unvaccinated citizens, including transit passengers arriving from Russia or India must undergo and complete a 14-day quarantine.

Unvaccinated citizens of Ukraine and foreign tourists over 18 years old must install Vdoma mobile app which monitors self-isolation. Self-isolation is not required if a negative PCR test or a rapid antigen test is presented within 72 hours of entry in the country.

Foreigners and stateless persons who enter Ukraine for the purpose of transit and have documents confirming their departure within 48 hours are exempt from self-isolation and, accordingly, installing the Vdoma application and undergoing testing in Ukraine.

Documents
Tracing App for Quarantine

Travelers in self-isolation need to install the app “Dii Vdoma”


Return travelReturning to the United Kingdom from Ukraine

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated travellers returning from Ukraine must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated travellers with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Qualified fully vaccinated travelers are not required to present a pre-departure test when traveling to England. However, they are still required to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test which will be taken on or before day 2 after arrival in the country. An individual traveling to the country is considered fully vaccinated if he/she meets the qualification indicated here.

Travelers who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or those who are not qualified under the fully vaccinated rules are required to present a pre-departure test (to be taken any time in the 3 days before the departure date), day 2 and day 8 PCR tests. They may check the pricelist and order the test thru these authorized testing providers.

Travelers could be fined £500 if they are unable to present a pre-departure test.

Travelers from the Common Travel Area (the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Ascension, Falkland Islands and St Helena) are exempt from the test requirement.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors returning from Ukraine will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the United Kingdom.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or those who are not qualified under the fully vaccinated rules arriving from non-red list countries are required to quarantine at home or in the place they are staying for 10 days.

Permitted travelers from the red list countries are mandated to quarantine in a managed hotel. They must be administered with day 2 and day 8 test. They will be required to continue their quarantine period regardless of the result of their day 2 test. For travelers who have positive result, quarantine will start from the date after the result of their day 2 test and they no longer need to use the day 8 test.

For travelers who will have a positive result after using the day 8 test, they will need to quarantine further. They will have to finish the quarantine starting from the date after the result of their day 8 test.

Travelers who have both negative result for day 2 and day 8 test will be out of the 10-day quarantine from the day they arrived in the country.

Travelers going to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are advised to check further details regarding their quarantine requirement.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form

Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland

All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package

All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Ukraine

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Ukraine without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Ukraine.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Ukraine without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Ukraine.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from the United Kingdom are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from the United Kingdom will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers from the United Kingdom are not required to quarantine. Unvaccinated travellers from the United Kingdom are required to isolate for 10 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Ukraine is required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Ukraine are open with restrictions. Bars in Ukraine are open with restrictions.