• Ukraine Security Alert

    January 18, 2022
    The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine issued a Security Alert on January 12 reminding U.S. citizens that security conditions in the region may change with little or no notice.  Adoption agencies have been requested  by the Office of Children’s Issues, U.S. Department of State, to notify them of all prospective adoptive parents who are currently in Ukraine or en route. Agencies are to email ASPAdoption@state.gov using subject line: Notification of family in Ukraine and include the following information:
    • Names of prospective adoptive parents and their contact information
    • City/region where they are staying in Ukraine
    • Date of their planned departure from Ukraine

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact ASPAdoption@state.gov.

  • Ukraine: Under adaptive quarantine until April 30, 2021

    April 2, 2021

    COVID-19 Testing For U.S. Entry

    *** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel.  Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

    A list of COVID Testing Centers in Ukraine can be found here.

    City of Kyiv ONLY:

    In response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, Kyiv city government has introduced stricter quarantine measures starting March 20 until April 9, 2021, which will include the following restrictions:

    • Closure of cinemas, theaters, museums, and other cultural establishments
    • Closure of shopping malls and stores except for grocery stores, pharmacies, pet stores, shops selling hygiene products and household chemicals
    • No religious services, public and sport events
    • Limitation of restaurant, cafes, and catering establishments’ operations to “takeaway” mode only
    • Beauty salons will operate by appointment only
    • Spring break starts early in schools, kindergartens will continue to operate as usual
    • Public transportation will work as usual – but with max 50% of seat occupancy

    Country-Specific Information

    • Ukraine is under an adaptive quarantine until April 30, 2021.
    • Wearing masks is mandatory in public transportation and indoor public places.  Individuals and establishments can be fined for not complying.  Everyone should carry ID.

    Please check out the U.S. Embassy website for the latest COVID information for Ukraine. https://ua.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/