The government again changed the rules for crossing the border during the COVID-19 pandemic

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The government again changed the rules for crossing the border during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Cabinet of Ministers reminded that the list of countries with a significant spread of COVID-19 is formed by the Ministry of Health and is reviewed every seven days.

The government has again changed the rules for entering Ukraine from abroad. Ukrainians who came from “states with a significant spread of COVID-19” are subject to self-isolation. This is stated in resolution government from August 12.

The document defines that a country with a high prevalence of COVID-19 is a country in which the number of new cases of COVID-19 per 100 thousand population in the last 14 days exceeds the number of such cases in Ukraine.

The list of countries with a high prevalence of COVID-19 is compiled by the Ministry of Health and reviewed every seven days.

Earlier, according to the resolution №641 of July 22, 2020, the country with a significant spread of COVID-19 was recognized as a country in which there was one of two features:

  • the number of new cases of COVID-19 per 100 thousand population in the last 14 days exceeds the number of such cases in Ukraine;
  • the increase in new cases of COVID-19 in the state in the last 14 days compared to the previous 14 days is more than 30 percent.

As you know, all those who arrived in Ukraine from the “red zone” are required to either go for 14 days in isolation, or take a PCR test within a day, or come to Ukraine with ready-made test results, made no later than 48 hours before the moment of crossing the border. Foreigners must have a health insurance policy upon entry.

Earlier, MediaSapiens wrote about the government’s plans to review the list of “green” and “red” countries where Ukrainians can or are not allowed to enter. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs believes that it is important to take into account not only statistical indicators from different countries, but also to compare them with the situation in Ukraine.

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