As of July 29, Ukraine can freely fly on vacation to the following six countries: Bulgaria, Turkey, Egypt, Albania, Montenegro and Croatia, Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy said on his Telegram channel on Wednesday.
He said that it is possible to get to Bulgaria only if there is a negative test for coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, made within 72 hours before arrival. In order to get to Croatia the travelers have to show mandatory negative PCR test at entry, made within the last 48 hours. He said that after visiting Montenegro, a 14-day self-isolation upon arrival in Ukraine is required.
According to the minister, entry and return to Turkey, Egypt and Albania are without restrictions.
Krykliy also said that a PCR test can be done before departure, right at the airport, namely, at Boryspil, Lviv and Odesa airports, as the PCR laboratories have been installed for quick testing.
“The data on entry changes every day depending on the epidemiological situation in the countries. Therefore, be sure to check the information before traveling,” he also said
Ukraine International Airlines starts selling tickets for flights to the countries of the Adriatic coast.
Tickets are already available on the airline’s website from $250 in both directions, including hand luggage and one piece of baggage weighing up to 23 kg.
UIA plans to operate flights on the Kyiv-Tirana route from July 24 to September 11 on Tuesdays and Fridays.
“Today, Ukrainian tourists are allowed free entry to the territory of Albania, even without passing PCR test,” UIA noted.
UIA plans to operate flights on the route Kyiv-Tivat on Sundays from July 26 to October 4, and also on Thursdays from July 30 to September 17.
From July 30, 2020 to September 17, 2020, another flight will be added, which will be operated every Thursday at 12:10.
“From July 8, Ukrainian tourists can freely cross the borders of Montenegro without passing a PCR test,” the airline said.
UIA plans to carry out flights on the Kyiv-Split route on Saturdays from July 18 to September 26 this year.
“Today, tourists from Ukraine can cross the Croatian border without a 14-day self-isolation under several conditions: the availability of a negative PCR test, which was done no later than 48 hours, a booked package of services (flight, accommodation, insurance),” UIA noted.
Croatia has changed the entry alert for the citizens of a number of states including Ukraine. As Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Croatia Vasyl Kyrylych wrote on Twitter, such decision was taken in late hours of July 10. “Late on July 10, Croatia took a decision on the obligation for third-country nationals, including Ukraine, who enter the Republic of Croatia to undergo 14-day self-isolation. If there is a test for COVID-19 done no later than 48 hours, self-isolation is not needed,” wrote the ambassador.
In turn, the Embassy of Croatia in Ukraine noted on Facebook that third-country nationals entering Croatia for personal urgent reasons (for example, have private property in Croatia) must undergo a mandatory 14-day self-isolation, but it can be reduced to seven days if a person at his own expense will passe a sample of material from a nose and a throat seven days after arriving in the country and will receive a negative PCR-test for SARS-CoV-2.
At the same time, persons entering Croatia for tourist purposes or for training can enter the country without a 14-day self-isolation, but upon presentation of a negative PCR-test for SARS-CoV 2. It is noted that the test should be done not later than 48 hours (counting from the time of taking sample to arrival at the border crossing).
As previously reported, Ukrainians could visit Croatia if a hotel reservation or a guest dwelling are confirmed.
Ukraine’s honorary consulate in Croatia has opened in the Croatian city of Split. “The consulate’s office was opened by the wife of the Ukrainian president, Maryna Poroshenko, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, Croatian Defense Minister, Major General of the Croatian Army Damir Krsticevic, Croatian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Marija Pejcinovic Buric, Croatian Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic, and Split Mayor Andro Krstulovic Opara,” Ukraine’s Honorary Consul in Croatia, President of FC Arsenal Kyiv Ivica Piric wrote on his Facebook page. He noted that he had been waiting for this event for two years.