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Travel to Ukraine during Covid

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Last updated January 26, 2022

Ukraine has been open to all international tourists including US tourists since Summer 2020.

Entry Requirements

Can American tourists enter Ukraine? Yes

Can Canadian tourists enter Ukraine? Yes

Unvaccinated travelers from the USA and Canada may enter Ukraine. A negative PCR or Antigen test certificate* is required. Post-arrival requirements for unvaccinated travelers: Unvaccinated travelers must quarantine for up to 10 days but can take a PCR test within 72 hours of entry to leave quarantine early on receipt of a negative result. Unvaccinated travelers must also install the Vdomamobile contact trcing app.

Fully vaccinated (2 doses of Pfizer, Moderna or Astra-Zeneca, 1 dose of J&J) travelers from the USA and Canada may enter Ukraine. There is no test requirement for fully vaccinated travelers.

Travelers from the USA and Canada who have received a Covid-19 booster may enter Ukraine. There is no test requirement for travelers who have had a booster shot.

* Testing rules

Negative PCR test results are valid for 72 Hours from the time the test was taken. Negative Antigen test results are valid for 24 Hours from the time the test was taken

PCR Testing for Returning Home

If you need to get tested for your journey home, whether it is required by the airline or for re-entry into the U.S. we will help you schedule that at the most convenient location possible, at the appropriate time. For re-entry to the US you need to have a negative result from a Covid-19 viral test taken no more than one day before your arrival. Since May 12 2021, the CDC have approved Antigen tests for travel. Antigen tests are quicker (results in 30 minutes, not 24 hours) and cheaper (around 1/3 the price or less) than PCR tests and often more readily available. If you are flying direct back to the US, the only test you’ll need is an Antigen test. If you are transferring in another country on the way back to the US other requirements may apply. We advise to check with the airline in this case.

General COVID-19 measures to be aware of

  • maintain physical distance
  • maintain hand hygiene and disinfection (we will provide a personal bottle of hand sanitiser to you upon arrival)
  • for as long as wearing masks is mandatory we will provide one disposable mask per day of your vacation


Indoor Public Spaces & Public Transport

Restaurants & Dining

Proof of covid status required to enter restaurants: Vaccinated-Recovered-Tested


Proof of covid status required to enter sights: Vaccinated-Recovered-Tested

Useful links

U.S. Embassy in Ukraine Covid-19 Page (note, not always up-to-date)

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