Situation Report

COVID-19 update (Government-controlled areas)

Ministry of Health of Ukraine confirms 2,230,142 cases as of 22 June 2021.

  • First case: 29 February 2020 .

  • Total cases: 2,230,142 (as of 22 June 2021)

  • Total deaths: 52,053.

  • People vaccinated: 1,732,611 received the first dose as of 21 June 2021, and 362,847 persons received both doses.

  • Luhanska oblast (GCA): 26,494 confirmed cases (411 active cases and 932 deaths); 34,036 persons received the first dose of the vaccine, and 11,892 both doses.

  • Donetska oblast (GCA): 90,389 confirmed cases (780 active cases and 2,329 deaths); 64,440 persons received the first dose of the vaccine, and 20,389 both doses.

  • Borders/flights: On 13 March 2020, Ukraine closed 94 crossing points and suspended pedestrian crossing through the remaining 49 crossing points with neighbouring countries (i.e., Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, the Russian Federation, and Slovakia) to prevent the spread of the virus. On 29 May, Ukraine reopened all crossing points with EU countries and Moldova from its side. On 7 July, Ukraine reopened some crossing points with Belarus and the Russian Federation.

  • Ukraine also resumed international and domestic passenger flights from 15 June 2020 and international bus services (with countries allowing entry/exit) from 17 June 2020 after the suspension of international passenger transportation from 17 March 2020.

  • Currently, to cross the border into Ukraine, foreigners and stateless persons, with some exceptions, are required to provide proof of medical insurance that is valid in Ukraine for the duration of the stay that will provide coverage of costs associated with the treatment of COVID-19, as well as any necessary observation period. Furthermore, foreign nationals must provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before the arrival, an antigen test, or a confirmation of complete vaccination with WHO-listed vaccines.

  • Containment measures: In mid-March, the Government of Ukraine imposed quarantine restrictions to minimize the risk of transmission across the country, including in the conflict-affected area of eastern Ukraine. In May, these restrictions began to be eased based on the fulfilment of criteria adopted on both sides of the “contact line”. In GCA, an adaptive quarantine was introduced to counter the spread of the virus. Oblasts have been divided into the “red/orange/yellow/green” COVID-19 risk level regions based on two indicators (starting from 28 September): the COVID-19 hospital bed occupancy and COVID-19 incidence rate. The COVID-19 restrictive measures are implemented in cities and raions within oblasts in accordance with their risk levels. The adaptive quarantine currently in place has been extended until 30 June 2021.

  • On 16 June, the Government of Ukraine announced that the whole country was now in the “green” level of the COVID-19 risk and eased some of the COVID-19 restrictions. In particular, as long as the country remains in the “green zone”, Ukrainians travelling from abroad or crossing the “contact line” from NGCA will not be required to make a COVID-19 test or self-isolate.