PCR testing at Kharkiv Airport

At Kharkiv Airport, there is a station for taking samples for PCR testing carried out by specialists of an accredited laboratory.

The place of sample taking: ticket offices no. 2 and 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

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 ‘Dii Vdoma’ 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 Public Health Centre 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.

It depends on which zone your origin country belongs to. If it’s the ‘green zone’, you don’t need to undergo the test. If it’s the ‘red zone’, you have three options:

  1. To install the ‘Dii Vdoma’ app and undergo a 14-day self-isolation period without any tests.
  2. To undergo the PCR test for COVID-19 upon arrival in Ukraine, and if a result is negative, you can early end your self-isolation proven by the ‘Dii Vdoma’ app.
  3. To undergo the test no later than 48 hours before crossing the Ukrainian border and produce a negative result at the border. This will free you from having to undergo the test in Ukraine and self-isolate. 

 More detailed information is available at Visit Ukraine:  

  • 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 ‘Dii Vdoma’ app.

If you have questions about crossing the Ukrainian border or need help, contact the 24/7 hotline:
+38 (066) 673-96-46
info@visitukraine.today

It depends on the particular country’s rules. Visit the following websites to learn more:

  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.

PCR testing involves taking a swab sample from your nasal and pharyngeal mucosa and therefore you aren’t recommended to do the following before testing:

24 hours before

  • Drink alcohol.

6 hours before

  • Take medicines for nasopharyngeal irrigation (drops or sprays).
  • Use fast disintegrating tablets.

 4 hours before

  • Chew gum or eat candies.
  • Brush your teeth as well as gargle your throat or mouth.
  • Eat or drink.
  • Smoke.

The procedure takes approximately 15 minutes. You can speed it up if you fill out the questionnaire beforehand.

Your results will be ready within 6–24 hours. You can receive your result via email or at the airport.

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