Ukrainian government cancels Vdoma app requirement for entry into the country

On June 16, 2021, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine temporarily canceled compulsory observation after entering Ukraine. Thus, upon arrival from abroad, you are no longer required to install the Vdoma app (formerly known as Dii Vdoma / Act at Home), as reported by the Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Mykhailo Fedorov on his Telegram channel.

This week all regions of Ukraine are in the “green” epidemiological zone, which means easing quarantine restrictions. Accordingly, during this period, Ukrainian citizens and foreign tourists will be able to freely cross the border of Ukraine without the installation of the app.

“The Cabinet of Ministers decided to disable the application while Ukraine is in the “green” zone. Starting from tomorrow, you will not be required to install it when passing through passport check-points at the border,” said Mykhailo Fedorov.

During a government meeting, the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Denys Shmygal, said that this time would be used to update the app.

Rules for foreigners

Foreigners who do not have a Ukrainian residence permit are no longer required to install the Vdoma app either. However, for them, the rules for crossing the Ukrainian border are slightly different from those established for citizens and foreigners who hold a Ukrainian residence permit. In addition to the compulsory COVID-19 insurance policy, foreigners who do not hold a residence permit must have one of the following documents:

  • negative COVID-19 PCR test issued no later than 72 hours before arrival
  • negative result of the SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antibody Test issued no later than 72 hours before arrival, or
  • document confirming the receipt of a full course of vaccination with one of the WHO-approved vaccines