Cabinet of Ministers allows foreigners to enter Ukraine

//Cabinet of Ministers allows foreigners to enter Ukraine

Cabinet of Ministers allows foreigners to enter Ukraine

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers at a meeting on June 12 decided to resume the operation of checkpoints at Ukrainian airports, as well as to ensure the possibility of foreign citizens crossing the border, the Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry has reported.

According to Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Kryklii, the government has allowed entry to Ukraine for foreigners who are not citizens of countries with a significant spread of COVID-19 and have not been to such countries over the past 14 days. «These changes will make it possible to resume the operation of air transport companies and establish international air services,» he said.

According to Kryklii, such a decision is expected and inextricably linked to the resumption of international scheduled passenger services in Ukraine from June 15.

«The prerogative to open borders will remain for countries with developed tourism and a favorable epidemiological situation. We are gradually opening the skies, but the safety and protection of our citizens remain a priority,» Kryklii added.

Ukraine completely closed its borders to regular transport services, including air travel, on March 28 as part of the lockdown to combat the spread of the coronavirus disease.

Ukraine started gradually easing restrictions on May 11. In particular, the resumption of flights is scheduled for June 15.