Open with restrictions

Ukraine Travel Restrictions

18.30% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 17.37% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Ukraine.
Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand 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 New Zealand to Ukraine

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand 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 New Zealand 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 New Zealand from Ukraine

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Ukraine must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Ukraine will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


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 New Zealand can enter Ukraine without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Ukraine.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Ukraine without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Ukraine.

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

  • Fully vaccinated travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine. Unvaccinated travellers from New Zealand 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.