Reinforced quarantine restrictions are going to be introduced on the territory of Ukraine in the period from 8 to 25 January according to the decision approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. The rules do not apply to air travel, so Kharkiv airport will operate as normal. All domestic and international flights will be operated following the schedule.
Regional flights will take place without restrictions. International flights will still depend on the quarantine rules of other countries. Before travelling abroad, be sure to check in advance the conditions of entry to the country you need at tripadvisor.mfa.gov.ua and the rules of entry into Ukraine at visitukraine.today.
During the restrictions, catering establishments at Kharkiv International Airport will operate on a ‘to go’ basis. The airport will comply with all sanitary norms according to the preliminary requirements.

Before departure

  1. First of all, read the rules and recommendations of your airline: different carriers may have different rules and recommendations.
  2. If you plan to travel with a pet, please also check with the air carrier if this is possible.
  3. Provide yourself with means of individual protection, taking into account the stay at the airport and on board (one mask for three hours, unless otherwise specified in the instruction).
  4. Arrive at the airport in advance for additional checks and pre-flight procedures.

At the airport

  1. At the terminal entrance, you will undergo temperature screening and external health assessment. If you have a temperature of 38°C and more and/or signs of SARS (cough, shortness of breath, a runny nose), we will not be able to let you into the terminal building.
  2. Use masks. We will not let you into the terminal if you don’t have masks. An exception is children under two years and people with medical indications not to wear face masks (you must have a certificate with you).
  3. For persons accompanying passengers, access to the terminal is temporarily limited. Only children and passengers who need help can be accompanied.
  4. We recommend paying for parking using a payment terminal on the way out. There you can use a bank card or pay contactless.

General rules

  1. Keep a social distance of 1.5 metres. Do not cause queues at the airport, during boarding, and in the cabin.
  2. Try to avoid contacting surfaces as much as possible. Scan your boarding card yourself before checking for aviation safety. Present your passport in an expanded form without a cover. Use contactless payment methods.
  3. Observe hand hygiene: wash them regularly and thoroughly or treat them with a hand sanitiser.
  4. Do not forget about breathing etiquette: cover your nose with your bent elbow when coughing or sneezing.

The rules are based on recommendations of the European Aviation Safety Agency and the State Aviation Service of Ukraine. Please follow them without exception to make the flights comfortable for you, other passengers, and the airport staff.

  1. We carry out regular cleaning with disinfectants in the terminal and buses. We take special care of the surfaces and equipment the passengers and employees contact with most often.
  2. There is a special marking in the populated areas that will help you keep a 1.5-metre social distance.
  3. We have equipped check-in areas and gates with additional protective shields.
  4. All terminal areas are equipped with sanitisers.
  5. You can buy additional means of individual protection in the Pilgrim café (on the Terminal A ground floor) as well as in the departure lounges.
  6. All airport lounges are equipped with special rubbish containers for the disposal of means of individual protection.
  7. In the terminal concourses, you can check out the basic precautions: there are information posters available, and we regularly remind about the rules by voice announcements.
  8. The airport staff are provided with the required means of individual protection.
  9. Before the shift start, all employees undergo temperature screening and initial medical examination.

The following resources will help you:

  1. The portal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

The interactive world map contains up-to-date information on visas, permits, and entry restrictions in all countries for citizens of Ukraine under the conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To view information about a country, click on it on the map and select the desired section:

  •   Temporary entry regime.
  •   Temporary transit regime.
  •   Special details on the country.
  •   Contacts of embassies and consulates.
  1.          IATA Travel Centre

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) created an interactive world map containing all the restrictions imposed by states.
It also has an online service which provides information on the documents required for travelling to a specific country. To do this, select the destination country and enter your travel details.

  1.          Embassies and consulates

The most up-to-date information on border crossing rules is available at the embassies and consulates of the destination country located in the host country.
You can find contacts of foreign diplomatic missions of Ukraine at the link.

The official and most exhaustive resource is  Visit Ukraine. Check it out before returning or travelling to Ukraine for up-to-date information.
The portal contains:

  •   List of green and red zone countries.
  •   Plan of action for passengers arriving from the countries of green and red zones.
  •   Rules for using the Act at Home app.

You can also order a medical insurance policy on the website for a stay in Ukraine or a trip abroad.
If you have questions about crossing the Ukrainian border or need help, contact the 24/7 hotline:
+380-66-673-96-46
info@visitukraine.today

Yes, you can. At Kharkiv Airport, there is a station for taking samples for PCR testing carried out by specialists of an accredited laboratory.
Testing is available for two categories of passengers:

  •   For those who arrived from the red zone.

The test results are sent to the Public Health Centre of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine within twenty-four hours and are automatically synchronised with the Act at Home app. If you have a negative result of testing for COVID-19, the app will inform you that you can terminate the self-isolation. The procedure for terminating self-isolation is explained at the website.

  •   For those who have to provide a certificate with a negative test result at the border crossing of the country of destination.

The airport point issues certificates of the required form in English. You can get the results by email or at the airport point. The testing should be done in advance.
Taking of samples involves a scraping of the nasal and pharyngeal mucosa therefore, before testing, it is not recommended:

In 24 hours

  • drinking alcohol.

For 6 hours

  • use medicines for irrigation of the nasopharynx (drops or sprays)
  • use preparations for resorption.

For 4 hours

  • chew gum or candies;
  • brush your teeth, gargle or gargle your mouth;
  • eat or drink;
  • smoke.

The procedure takes approximately 15 minutes. You can speed it up if you fill out the information form in advance.
The place of sample taking: ticket office no. 20, Terminal A ground floor.
Price: starting at UAH 1,200. You can pay for the service in cash or by bank card.
Working hours: from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm daily.
Contacts:
+38 (093) 737-77-56
 testpcr.airport@gmail.com

You can check the status on the online board of the airline’s official website or at its call centre.
You can find contacts of airlines operating departures from Kharkiv Аirport at the link.
If your flight is cancelled or postponed, you will receive from the airline an email or a message to the mobile phone number you have specified during the booking.

This is the airline’s responsibility, so you have to contact the airline or the tour operator that organised the trip.