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Ukraine travel restrictions, quarantine and entry requirements in 2023

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The travel advice is Do not travel to Ukraine. Ukraine is Major restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Ukraine. Ukraine is part of Europe with main city at Kyiv. Its Developed country with a population of 43M people. The main currency is Hryvnia. The languages spoken are Ukrainian.
👍 Developed   👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 43M people

🚨 Travel Advice for Ukraine

Major restrictions for travel

For entry into Ukraine

International travel to Ukraine is not permitted. All flights are suspended until further notice.
For more details Visit Ukraine Today

Government measures

Ukraine has been divided into color-coded 'zones’ in order to categorize restrictions. Currently, almost all of Ukraine is considered a 'yellow zone'. In all zones, people are required to carry an ID at all times. Proof of vaccination, negative test result, or previous recovery may be required to access some establishments or to attend events. Curfews have been imposed throughout some regions of Ukraine. Information relating to the COVID-19 response per zone in Ukraine can be found at

Use of masks

Face masks are required in enclosed environments, on public transportation, and when attending mass events.

Public transport

Public transport is operating with limits to capacity in place. For interregional travel, proof of a vaccine certificate, a negative PCR test, or a negative express-test taken within 72 hours of travel, may be required.


Restaurants are open with reduced capacity in place to allow for social distancing. Seating is limited to a maximum of 4 people per table. These measures do not apply if the restaurant only accepts vaccinated, recovered, or recently tested customers.


Bars are open with reduced capacity in place to allow for social distancing. Seating is limited to a maximum of 4 people per table. These measures do not apply if the bar only accepts vaccinated, recovered, or recently tested customers.


Nightclubs are open with reduced capacity for vaccinated, recovered, or recently tested customers.


Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

On return

Vaccination required

Travelers are required to present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 with the use of an approved vaccine.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. Certificates must be in English or in Chinese.
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 and received one dose of vaccination, at least 14 days before departure, are also considered fully vaccinated.
There are exemptions for non-vaccinated citizens and residents.
Full details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative rapid antigen test, taken within the previous 24 hours, must be provided on departure.
Test certificates must be in English or Chinese.

Testing on arrival

A nucleic acid test will be administered upon arrival and apart from the transfer from the airport, proof of a negative test result is required to leave the place of residence.

Additional test requirements

Daily rapid antigen testing is required for the first 5 days after arrival. Additionally, travelers must undergo a PCR test on day 2.
Daily antigen results can be reported via the 'Electronic COVID-19 monitoring & surveillance system' (eCMSS). Instructions can be found at

Travel restriction details for Ukraine

🚫 Destination Unknown
🛬 Return Quarantine may be required
🏖️ Closed to Vistors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
🛍️ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
📅 events Allowed

🔒 Lockdown Details for Ukraine

Coronavirus measures are in place until 31 March 2022, but their enforcement may vary due to the security situation. It is not yet clear what measures, if any, may be introduced or remain in place after this date.
Ukraine is operating a colour-coded adaptive quarantine system on a regional (oblasts and Kyiv city) basis. Quarantine measures may be imposed, and change, at short notice. You should check which restrictions apply to the places you intend to visit, and be ready to prove your vaccination status.
In all zones, the following rules apply:
you must carry ID with you at all times when in public buildings (including restaurants, hotels and shops) you must maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 m. when in public buildings, and while travelling on public transport and in taxis, you must wear a protective mask covering your nose and mouth Failure to comply with restrictions may result in a fine or, in more serious cases, a prison sentence. Before taking public transport, you should consider whether you will be able to maintain social distancing.

🛡️ Travel safety for Ukraine

Do not travel

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is ongoing. The security situation continues to be volatile. Heavy fighting is occurring in parts of eastern and southern Ukraine. Missile strikes and attacks are ongoing in some locations across the country, including in major cities. There have been many casualties. Foreigners have been killed and may be targeted. Do not travel to Ukraine, there is a risk to life. If you’re in Ukraine, be aware of your surroundings, review your personal security plans and monitor media for information about changing security conditions and alerts to shelter in place. Where it's safe to do so, you should leave Ukraine. Carefully consider the safest means and route to depart. You're responsible for your own safety and that of your family. Follow the advice of local Ukrainian authorities. Do not enter into new surrogacy arrangements. Our ability to provide consular assistance in Ukraine is severely limited. The Australian Government will not be able to evacuate you from Ukraine. If you have significant concerns for your welfare, or that of another Australian, contact the Consular Emergency Centre on 1300 555 135 in Australia or +61 2 6261 3305 outside Australia. If you’re in Ukraine, register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's registration portal for Australian citizens in Ukraine – see the 'Safety' section for details on how to register. Keep your registration details up to date in case we need to contact you. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Ukraine overall due to the volatile security environment and military conflict. Other levels apply in some areas.

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