Rules of entry to Ukraine

General requirements

To enter the territory of Ukraine, citizens of other states must carry:

  • international passport;

  • a document that confirms the intention to leave the country (for example, a return ticket);

  • confirmation of the accommodation (for example, details on booking a hotel room);

  • document confirming the purpose of visit. Upon request, the team of Ukrainian Gaming Week 2022 exhibition organizers will provide an invitation letter to the event. To obtain the appropriate document, contact our manager;

  • medical insurance with an option "Insurance against COVID-19" that covers the costs associated with treatment of coronavirus infection and is valid for the entire period of stay in the country. The document must be issued by an insurance company registered in Ukraine, or by a foreign company that has a representative office in Ukraine or has a contractual relationship with a local insurance company;

  • confirmation of sufficient financial security and its volume: carry cash or a certified bank statement.

To calculate the minimum amount of funds necessary for a foreign citizen to live in Ukraine, the following formula is used:

FS = ((20 × LW) ÷ 30) × ND + 5), meaning:

  • FD – sufficient financial security;

  • LW – a living wage for one person per month (as of January 1, 2021, this figure comprises 2393 UAH);

  • ND – the number of days spent in Ukraine.

When making calculations, it is important to take into account that 5 days are automatically added to the total number of days that a foreign citizen is planning to spend in Ukraine. For example, if a foreigner intends to stay in the country for 4 days, another 5 days must be added to this period. Thus, he will have to confirm his financial security for 9 days.

Note! Verbal statements, screenshots, illustrations, demonstration of mobile applications of different banks and financial organizations with data on the funds available on banking accounts are not considered a confirmation of sufficient financial support.

Conditions for entering Ukraine during the quarantine period

Ukrainians and foreigners can freely enter the territory of Ukraine if they have one of the following documents:

  • negative result of a COVID-19 PCR test or negative result of a rapid test for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigen taken not more than 72 hours prior to the event;

  • an international, domestic or foreign certificate confirming the vaccination against COVID-19 with one dose of a single-dose vaccine or two doses of a two-dose vaccine included by the World Health Organization in the list of vaccines authorized for emergency use.

Entering Ukraine, all foreign citizens without exception and regardless of the country of arrival must carry a policy of insurance (certificate, document) issued by an insurance company registered in Ukraine, or a foreign insurance company that has a representative office in Ukraine or a contractual relationship with a partner insurance company on the territory of Ukraine (assistance), covering the costs associated with the treatment of COVID-19, observation, that is valid for the entire period of stay in the country.

COVID-19 insurance policy must be presented during passport control. Thus, it is recommended to purchase such document before crossing the state border of Ukraine.

COVID-19 insurance policy can be purchased on the website.

Information on self-isolation

Foreigners over the age of 18 who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and cross the state border for entry are required to have a negative test result for COVID-19 and install Vdoma mobile application to control the self-isolation, regardless of the length of stay in Ukraine.

You can download Vdoma application from the App Store and Play Market.

The self-isolation period is 10 days and begins 72 hours after crossing the state border, except in cases related to the Russian Federation, Republic of India, Republic of South Africa, Republic of Botswana, Republic of Zimbabwe, Republic of Namibia, Kingdom of Lesotho, Kingdom of Eswatini, Republic of Mozambique, Republic of Malawi.

Self-isolation related to crossing the state border shall not be applied or shall be ended in the event of obtaining a negative test result for COVID-19 or a rapid test for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 antigen carried out after crossing the state border (except for persons arriving from the Russian Federation and the Republic of India).

The self-isolation period is 14 days for persons who have crossed the state border and arrived from Russia, India, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Malawi and have been on their territory for more than 7 days during the last 14 days. The period of self-isolation starts from the moment of crossing the state border and cannot be terminated.


In the absence of the abovementioned documents and in case of impossibility or refusal to install Vdoma mobile application, an authorized official of the state border guard unit is entitled to refuse foreign citizens in crossing the state border in the procedure prescribed by Article 14 of the Law of Ukraine “On Border Control”.

The official information on crossing the state border of Ukraine is available on the website of the State Border Guard Service.