UKRAINE COVID-19 UPDATE
Ukraine COVID-19 facts update: February 18, 2022.
- Total confirmed COVID-19 cases: 4,672,198.
- Total recovered: 3,896,009.
- Total deaths: 104,106.
- Last 24 hours new cases: 34,938.
- Vaccinated with 1 shot: 15,649,483.
- Vaccinated with full course: 15,071,517.
- Vaccinated with booster: 636,201.
source: Ministry of Health of Ukraine
Ukraine COVID-19 news update: February 18, 2022.
- Foreigners should have the following documets to travel to Ukraine:
- 1. Insurance issued by Ukrainian insurance company that covers COVID-19
- 2. At least one of the following documents:
- a document confirming the receipt of full-course vaccination against COVID-19 with the vaccine included by the WHO in the list of approved ones.
- a negative rapid-test for SARS-CoV-2 antigen that was done no more than 72 hours before arrival to Ukraine.
- a certificate of the negative PCR test result that was taken no more than 72 hours before arrival to Ukraine.
- Vaccinated foreigners are allowed to travel to Ukraine with no restrictions. A documents confirming the receipt of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19 with vaccines included by WHO in the list of approved for use in emergency situations.
- No more Red and Green lists: new rules of traveling to Ukraine for foreign citizens. To enter Ukraine all teh foreigners must have two documents: insurance issued by Ukrainian company that covers COVID-19 and negative result of the PCR-test, that was taken not more than 72 hours before arrival to Ukraine.
- On 25th of February Ukraine started countrywide vaccination campaign. Medical, military staff and seniors will get vaccines first, than all the citizens will be able to apply for vaccine.
- Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sinovac and Novavax vaccines were announced to be available soon.
- On the January 24th total nationwide lockdown ended. Ukraine is opened for foreigners in compliance with current red and green lists regulations. List of "red" and "green" are updated weekly, here is the latest one: Link.
- From the 8th till 24th of January total nationwide lockdown is announced. Border of Ukraine will be opened for foreigners according to current regulations of red and green lists.
- Starting November 11 Ukraine implemented "Weekend Quarantine" for 3 weekends, till November 30. On weekends restaurants, cafes and bars may work onlinr for takeaway, no mall, cinemas, theatres or museums are allowed to work on weekends.
- Starting September 28 Ukraine is re-opened for foreigners. Arrivals from "green-list" countries with no COVID-19 restrictions, arrivals from "red-list" countries should self-isolate upon arrival with an option of terminate self-isolation before 14 days with taking PCR COVID-19 test.
- Starting August 28 Ukraine Authorities closed Ukraine borders for foreigners again, due to rasinig of COVID-19 new cases. Restrictions are in force till September 28.
WHO Advices to Public of protection yourself and others from the spread COVID-19:
- Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
- Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and others. Why? When someone coughs, sneezes, or speaks they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person has the disease.
- Avoid going to crowded places. Why? Where people come together in crowds, you are more likely to come into close contact with someone that has COIVD-19 and it is more difficult to maintain physical distance of 1 metre (3 feet).
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and infect you.
- Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately and wash your hands. Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
- Stay home and self-isolate even with minor symptoms such as cough, headache, mild fever, until you recover. Have someone bring you supplies. If you need to leave your house, wear a mask to avoid infecting others. Why? Avoiding contact with others will protect them from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
- If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention, but call by telephone in advance if possible and follow the directions of your local health authority. Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
- Keep up to date on the latest information from trusted sources, such as WHO or your local and national health authorities. Why? Local and national authorities are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.
source: WHO official web-site
- Ministry of Health of Ukraine, major Ukraine COVID-19 updates / Link
- COVID-19 Telegram News Feed, verified by Ministry of Health of Ukraine news updates / Link
- John Hopkins University Coronavirus Research Center, World COVID-19 statistics / Link
- World Health Organization, major World COVID-19 updates and advises / Link
Please stay safe!