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.
Working hours: 24/7.

• PCR test after arrival for all citizens of Ukraine: 1,000 UAH.
• PCR test for departure to Egypt: 1,000 UAH.
• PCR test for flights to other countries: 1,400 UAH — adults, 1,100 UAH— children under 16 years old.
• Express analysis for the determination of antigen: 990 UAH.
You can pay for the service in cash or by credit card.

You can pay for the service in cash or by bank card.


+38 (063) 905-99-91 from 8:00 AM till 20:00 PM

+38 (093) 737-77-56 from 20:00 PM till 8:00 AM


Testing is available for two categories of passengers:

• For citizens of Ukraine, who have come from abroad and are going ahead to get rid of self-isolation.

If your PCR-test is negative, then:
• The laboratory will enter the result into the electronic system of the Public Health Centre of Ukraine.
• Data automatically synchronize with the Vdoma app.
• The app will send a notification about the end of your self-isolation.
• You can stop self-isolating.

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.

What do I need to bring with me?

When crossing the border of Ukraine, all foreigners must have the following documents—either in printed or electronic form:

1   A negative PCR test for COVID-19 you underwent no earlier than 72 hours before crossing the border of Ukraine.
2   A certificate of insurance for the period of stay in Ukraine which covers treatments for COVID-19 and observation.

Do these rules apply to transit passengers?

Yes, they do apply to passengers who fly into Ukraine as a transit country.

Do these rules apply to citizens with a residence permit in Ukraine?

The rules depend on what type of residence permit you have.
Non-residents with a permanent residence permit enjoy the same simplified rules as Ukrainian citizens do. Upon arrival, you only need to produce a negative test you underwent no earlier than 48 hours before crossing the border or self-isolate for 14 days.
Non-residents with a temporary residence permit stick to the same rules as foreigners do: you need to produce a negative PCR test and a certificate of insurance to enter Ukraine.

Where can I learn more about the rules for crossing the border of Ukraine?

1 Visit the website Visit Ukraine
+38 (066) 673-96-46 (around the clock)

2 Contact the Consultation Centre of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine
+38 (044) 527-63-63 (Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm)

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.