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titleSource: Embassy of Ukraine - Swiss Confederation


The entry ban for foreign nationals expired on September 28th.

The following restrictions still apply to entry into Ukraine (up to and including October 31):

  1. Proof of health insurance that specifically includes the cost of treatment and observation for suspected COVID-19 disease in Ukraine . The insurance company must have a representative in Ukraine or be registered in Ukraine or have a contractual relationship with a Ukrainian partner insurance company.
  2. Mandatory domestic quarantine using the “Dii wdoma” (“Дій вдома”) app when entering from countries with a high risk of infection (so-called “red” list). Alternatively, a PCR test can be carried out after entering from these areas. The Ukrainian Ministry of Health updates the list for dividing risk and non-risk areas (red and green list) every few days.

Therefore, find out more before you leave at (in English and Ukrainian) about the current status of Switzerland or another country from which you are entering, or you have stayed 14 days before entering Ukraine.

Entrants who are nationals of countries in the green zone are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 tests. Today, Switzerland is one of the countries in the green zone!

Please find out more about both points at

The following additional groups of people are allowed to enter Ukraine without quarantine:

  • Children under 12 years of age;
  • Foreigners - citizens of states with a significant spread of COVID-19 who have not been on the territory of these states in the last 14 days or who use the territory of Ukraine as a transit and have documents that allow the exit within two Confirm days;
  • employees of the diplomatic missions and consular institutions of foreign countries, the missions and official organizations and their family members who are accredited in Ukraine;
  • Drivers and crew members of trucks and buses for regular passenger transport, crew members of air, sea and river vehicles, train and locomotive personnel;
  • Instructors for the armed forces of NATO member states and the member states of NATO's Partnership for Peace program, taking part in training for units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine;
  • Cultural workers at the invitation of a cultural institution with one accompanying person each;
  • People transporting hematopoietic stem cells for transplant.

Source :

titleSource: IMPACCT/UN OCHA


Bulletin n°2 – CIQP : 23 July 2020 (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Procedures)



COVID-19 [Ukraine]

Bulletin n°1 – CIQP : 5 June 2020 (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Procedures)


Customs, land, sea (updated 2 June 2020)

At Sea ports:
According to an update from Wilhelmsen on 25 May 2020, on vessels with a previous port call at ‘COVID -19 high risk countries’:

• Checks are implemented by sanitary authorities;

• All visitors from the shore boarding vessels must use disposable masks, gloves and shoes covers while on board;

• Removal of ship waste will only be possible after preliminary disinfection treatment;

• Crew change and shore leave are not permitted;

• All visitors are prohibited from boarding vessels, except for port authorities, agent, and stevedores, until 22 June 2020.

According to an update from Agility:

• Port operations are operating as normally, 100% depot capacity is resumed;

• Container availability is normal, there are no shortages.

Land ports:

According to an update from Agility:

• Terminals are operating normally for cargo, only passenger flights are impacted;

• Freighters are flying as normal.

 Customs, importation procedure: (updated 15 May 2020)

Export procedures:
A decree issued by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (No. 214) dated 11 March 2020 forbid the exportation of various items. The list is as follows:

• Insulated waterproof laboratory suits;

• Disposable (single use) medical insulative overalls;

• Gloves of other polymer material;

• Nitrile medical gloves, non-sterile, non-starch;

• Nitrile non-powdered gloves;

• Medical and surgical face masks;

• Safety glasses;

• Full face visors;

• Respirators with a protection rate of not less than FFP2;

• Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80% or higher;

• Ethyl alcohol and other spirits, except for bioethanol, distilled beverages, denatured, of any strength, and similar.

• HS codes: 3926.20.00; 6210.10.92; 6210.10.98; 4015.11.00; 4015.19.00; 6307.90.98; 9004.90.10; 9004.90.90; 9020.00.00; 2207

The full list can be found in the ‘Useful Links’ section below, in Ukrainian.

Importation procedures:

A resolution issued by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (No. 224) dated 20 March 2020 relates to importation regulations. It contained a list of various items relating to the fight against COVID-19 that are free from import duties and VAT upon importation into Ukraine. It is divided into the following sections:

• Drugs;

• Disinfectants, antiseptics and disinfection equipment;

• Medical devices, medical equipment and other goods.
It refers to the following HS chapters: 22; 28; 29; 30; 34; 38; 39; 40;42; 48; 61; 62; 63; 65; 70; 84; 85; 90; 94.

The full list can be found in the ‘Useful Links’ section below, in Ukrainian.
According to an update from Agility, Customs are operating as normal.


titleRemarks from the International Road Transport Union


Due to an increased number of COVID-19 infections, quarantine in Ukraine has been prolonged until 1 November 2020. Restrictive measures will be in force until 31 October 2020.

As a COVID-19 containment measure, Ukraine will close its borders to non-nationals from 00:00 on 29 August 2020 until 00:00 on 28 September. The following exceptions will apply:

- Drivers or crew members of vehicles.

- Persons transiting through Ukraine with a ticket confirming that they will leave the country within 24 hours.

- Persons entering Ukraine to study.

- Persons serving in the armed forces of Ukraine.

- Persons permanently residing in Ukraine with the appropriate permit.

- Refugees.

- Diplomats, members of their families and representatives of international missions.

- Instructors from NATO member states working with the armed forces of Ukraine.

- Cultural figures and athletes attending official events and their staff.

- Persons transporting stem cells.

Source: ASMAP UA



On 29 May, the Government of Ukraine informed of the opening of some additional border crossing points. In addition to those already active, the following border crossing points are now opened to traffic:

  • At the border with Hungary: Malyi Bereznyi – Ublia
  • At the border with Moldova: Serpneve 1 – Basarabiaska, Таbaky – Мyrne, Кuchurgan – Pervomaisk, Кеlmentsi  - Larga, Sokyriany – Оknytsia, Mamalyga – Kryva, Rososhany – Brichen
  • At the border with Russia: Milove – Chertkovo

Source: ASMAP



With effect from 6 May, the Government of Ukraine has opened the border crossing between Rawa Ruska and Hrebenne, which is situated on the border of Poland.

Source: Government of Ukraine, ASMAP UA



On 15 April 2020, the Ukrainian Government approved a mechanism allowing, on the basis of reciprocity, to take restrictive measures against those countries that have set restrictions towards Ukraine.

On the basis of reciprocity, appropriate measures can be applied to drivers and the crew of goods vehicles from countries which imposed border crossing restrictions to Ukrainian goods vehicles drivers and crew.

Meanwhile, сrossing the state border of Ukraine is permitted for drivers and the crew of goods vehicles from countries which didn't impose any restrictions on Ukrainian goods vehicles drivers and the crew.

Source: IRU Moscow office



As of 7 April, the following 19 border-crossing points are operational at the Ukrainian border:

Crossing points at the border with Belarus:

-       Senkivka- Veselivka

-       Novi Yarylovychi-Nova Huta

-       Slavutych-Komaryn

-       Vystupovychi-Nova Rudnia

-       Domanove-Mokrany.

At the border with Poland:

-       Krakowiec-Korchowa

-       Yagodin-Dorohusk.

At the border with Slovakia:

-       Uzhhorod-Vyshnie-Niemetske.

At the border with Hungary:

-       Chop (Tysa)-Zakhon.

At the border with Romania:

-       Diakove-Khalmeu

-       Porubne-Siret

At the border with Moldova:

-       Palanka-Maiaky-Udobne

-       Starokozache-Tudora

-       Reni-Dzhiurdzhiulesht

-       Mohyliv-Podilskyi-Otach

At the border with Russia:

-       Hoptivka-Nekhotieievka

-       Iunakivka-Sudzha

-       Bachivsk-Troiebortne

-       Senkivka-Novi Yurkovychi

Source: The State Frontier Service of Ukraine -



Given the fact that Ukraine and neighbouring countries have imposed restrictions on crossing the state borders, the State Border Service of Ukraine has released a list of checkpoints that operate between Ukraine and neighbouring countries.

In addition, to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Ukraine and most of the neighbouring countries have restricted entry of foreigners to their territory.

Crossing points at the border with Belarus:

In the Chernihiv region: "Senkivka-Veselivka", "Novi Yarylovichi-Nova Huta" "Slavutich-Komarin".

In the Kiev region: "Wilcha-Alexandrovka".

In the Zhytomyr region: "Vystupovichi-Nova Rudnya".

In the Rivne region: "Gorodishche-Verkhny Terebezhiv", "Applicants-Nevel".

In the Volyn region: "Dolsk-Mokhro", "Domanove-Mokran", "Pulemets-Tomashivka".

At the border with Poland:

In the Lviv region: "Rava-Ruska-Grebenne" and "Krakovets-Korchova".

In the Volyn region: "Yagodin-Dorohusk".

At the border with Slovakia:

In the Transcarpathian region: "Little Berezniy-Ublya", "Uzhgorod-Cherry-German".

At the border with Hungary:

In the Transcarpathian region: "Luzhanka-Beregshuran", "Vilok-Tisabech", "Kosino-Barabash", "Bell-Lony" and "Chop (Tisa) Zakhon".

At the border with Romania:

In the Transcarpathian region: "Dyakovo-Halmeu".

In the Chernivtsi region: "Porubne-Siret".

At the border with Moldova:

In the Odessa region: "Palanka-Beacons-Convenient", "Starokozache-Tudor", "Reni-Giurgiulesti", "Tabaki-Mirne".

In Vinnytsia region: "Mogilev-Podilskyi-Otach".

In Chernivtsi region: "Rossoshany-Brichen", "Mamaliga-Kriv".

At the border with Russia:

In the Kharkiv region: "Chugunovka-Verigovka", "Pletenivka-Shebekino", "Goptivka-Nekhoteevka".

In the Sumy region: "Greater Pysarivka-Grayvoron", "Yunakivka-Sudzha", "Bachevsk-Trostrebne", "Katerynivka-Krupets".

In Chernihiv region: "Gremyach-Pogar", "Senkovka-Novy Yurkovichi".

In the Lugansk region: "Milove-Chertkovo", "Prosyane-Buhayivka", "Tanyushivka-Rovenky".

Source: State Border Services of Ukraine, AsMAP-Ukraine.