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The Ukrainian government has established new quarantine rules


The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has adopted amendments to Resolution № 1236, which establish new quarantine restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The resolution comes into force in 7 days from the moment of publication.


“The changes we have proposed are an opportunity to contain the epidemic situation and maintain the country’s economic activity. We say that today it is possible for everyone to be vaccinated and protected, and the available vaccine is enough for that. In addition, we have clearly defined weekly quantities of vaccine supplies until the end of this year. We have even allowed us to choose which vaccine to vaccinate, which is not the case in most countries, ” said Minister of Health of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko.

In particular, the approved changes stipulate that the COVID certificate will have two options (“yellow” or “green”) and will contain information about vaccination, a negative test result (valid for 72 hours), or recovery from COVID-19. The “yellow” certificate will have information about the first vaccination, and the “green” – about the whole course.

Now, in the case of the introduction of the yellow level of epidemic danger, the requirements for the work of educational institutions have been simplified. They will work if at least 80% of employees with “yellow” or “green” COVID-certificates.

At the same time, restrictions on the yellow level will not apply if all participants (visitors) and at least 80% of organizers of mass events, employees of cinemas, theaters, museums or other cultural institutions, gyms, and swimming pools have a “yellow” or “green” COVID certificate.

The final decision on whether to provide services only to vaccinated people or to comply with all quarantine restrictions remains with the owner.

In a red level of epidemic danger, educational institutions will work only if 100% of employees have a “green” COVID-certificate.

In addition, the current red level restrictions will not apply provided that all participants (visitors), employees, and organizers of mass events, including religious, employees of cinemas, theaters, museums or other cultural institutions, entertainment establishments, shopping malls, catering establishments, markets, gyms and swimming pools of the “green” COVID-certificate.

If a person crossing the border of Ukraine has a “yellow” or “green” certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19, he may not undergo self-isolation. The same applies to persons coming from temporarily occupied territories.

Important! COVID certificates will have color marks exclusively in digital format, and you do not need to print on paper of the appropriate colour.