Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine

State Enterprise "Ukrainian State Center
for International Education"



Process for entry of foreigners into Ukraine with the goal of studying during the COVID-19 pandemic

Before entering Ukraine for study, a foreigner must check to which zone their country belongs.

Countries are divided between red and green zones. The red zone includes countries with a significant prevalence of COVID-19.
The list of countries with a high prevalence of COVID-19 is compiled by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and reviewed every seven days.

The list of countries can be found on the website of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine at the link:

Foreign citizens arriving from the green zone will not have to go through observation. Foreigners arriving from countries belonging to the red zone can either install the “Act.AtHome” (“Дій.Вдома”) application and spend 14 days in self-isolation (the place of self-isolation is determined and provided by the host educational institution), or take the COVID-19 test (not more than 48 hours before crossing the border), and, if the result is negative, not have to undergo self-isolation.

Documents required for a foreigner to enter Ukraine:

– valid passport;
– entry visa, unless otherwise provided by the current legislation of Ukraine;
– a document confirming the purpose of the planned stay – an invitation for study issued by an educational institution of Ukraine;
– health insurance policies (certificates) valid for the entire period of stay in Ukraine, issued by insurance companies registered in Ukraine or foreign insurance companies that have offices in Ukraine or contractual relations with a partner insurance company in Ukraine (assistance), and cover the costs associated with the provision of emergency medical care and treatment of COVID-19, observation.
– confirmation of sufficient financial security.

To confirm their financial security for the period of stay in Ukraine, the foreigner must have cash or a bank card with a bank statement on the availability of a sufficient amount in the account (minimum – 2000 US dollars). These are funds for the stay, not for tuition.

Meeting at the airport.

The foreigner must inform the university in advance about the date and time of their arrival, flight number.

The university has to:
prepare a letter regarding the meeting of the foreigner at the airport with their representative and send it to the address of the relevant body of state border security and the state enterprise “Ukrainian State Center for International Education”;
send a responsible person to meet the foreigner.

Upon arrival in Ukraine from the countries of the “red zone” there is an opportunity to take the test at the Boryspil International Airport and stop self-isolation; information at the link: