The Government of Ukraine amended its Resolution No. 1236 of 9 December 2020 “On the establishment of quarantine and the introduction of restrictive anti-epidemic measures in order to prevent the spread of acute respiratory disease Covid-19 in Ukraine caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2” (automatic Google-translation into English).
In particular, the procedure has been changed for crossing the state border of Ukraine by foreigners. From 22 March 2021, in addition to an insurance policy that covers the costs of COVID-19 treatment and observation valid for the period of stay in Ukraine, they must also have a negative result of COVID-19 PCR test (polymerase chain reaction), taken not more than 72 hours before crossing the state border.
In the absence of the negative result on COVID-19 PCR test or insurance policy, an authorized official of the state border protection unit shall deny foreigner to cross the state border, as prescribed by Article 14 of the Law of Ukraine “On Border Control”.
This requirement does not apply to foreigners permanently residing in Ukraine; employees of diplomatic missions and consular posts of foreign states, representations of official international missions, and organizations accredited in Ukraine, and members of their families; drivers and crew members of commercial vehicles, and buses, carrying out regular, irregular and shuttle transportation; crew members of aircrafts, and sea and river vessels; members of train and locomotive crews; military personnel (units) of the armed forces of NATO member states and member states of the NATO program “Partnership for Peace” involved in the training of units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine; persons recognized as refugees or persons in need of additional protection.
PCR diagnosis test for COVID-19 involves taking a swab from the back of your nose or throat. It is performed on an empty stomach or not earlier than 2-4 hours after a meal. It is not recommended to brush your teeth, smoke, use nasal and oral sprays before the test.