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Combating the Coronavirus

Combating the Coronavirus

As the Coronavirus outbreak spreads, AmCham Ukraine continues operations working remotely. We do not host any events at our office from March 12 until further notice. Instead, we are holding regular online meetings and offering a wide range of webinars for our members - please check our calendar.

AmCham team continues to operate, and we are available on the phone, Microsoft Teams, WhatsApp, Zoom, and email to handle all your requests and issues. We’ve already started preparing a gradual and controlled exit from the quarantine, and you can check our Lockdown Exit Plan. The starting point for us will be the 4th stage of quarantine, in the Ukrainian Government's COVID-19 plan. We don't have an exact date for when that may be at the moment, but we are ready to start implementation once it is announced.

We are delighted to present a new project to support businesses during these unprecedented times in Ukraine – Leadership in Times of Crisis. By showing how AmCham members are turning challenges into opportunities, supporting their employees, and helping Ukrainians, we want to add a little positivity during this lockdown.

We are proud of our member companies who continue donating money, providing services, medical equipment, and essential goods. Please, visit our Members’ News page for more details. Articles marked with #biz4good sign tell how Chamber members support the country and society during the coronavirus outbreak. We also encourage you to participate in our project Adopt a Hospital Ward.

Impact on Business:

The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, in partnership with AmCham member companies, conducted a series of surveys. These surveys are aimed at understanding the impact of coronavirus on business, getting to know the companies’ support of the country and society, identifying key concerns and ideas on Ukraine's reopening strategy that will help businesses and the economy at large. Please, read the results of the surveys:

AmCham in a partnership with Deloitte, March 2020

AmCham in a partnership with Citi Ukraine, May 2020

Doing Business After COVID-19 Lockdown in Ukraine

We are sharing the latest information updated regularly from the US Embassy in Ukraine and CDC (Center for Disease Control).

COVID-19 Information

The government of Ukraine has announced the gradual easing of certain COVID-19 quarantine measures under an “adaptive quarantine” plan, according to which services and institutions will re-open in stages if certain conditions are fulfilled, as follows:

Starting on May 22:

  • All public transportation except metro systems
  • Hotels (excluding restaurants and gyms)
  • Church services
  • Sporting events without spectators
  • Intra-regional transportation

Starting on May 25:

  • Day care centers
  • Metro systems

Starting on May 31:

  • Sports gyms (except group classes larger than 10 people)
  • Inter-regional transportation, including the resumption of passenger rail travel on Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways)

Starting on June 10:

  • Restaurants and coffee shops
  • Cultural institutions

Starting on June 15th, the government may start allowing regular passenger flights.

Country-Specific Information:

According to the latest information, Ukraine has a total of 24823 confirmed cases, including 10440 recoveries and 735 deaths.

Starting April 6, it is prohibited to:

  • Be in public places without masks
  • Be in public places if unaccompanied by an adult and under the age of 14

Starting April 6, it is mandatory to carry identification documents in public places.

The government has imposed home-isolation measures affecting many people, including all persons over 60 (except for those involved in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and in critical infrastructure roles), as well as persons sick with COVID-19 or suspected of being infected with COVID-19.

Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) has suspended all domestic passenger transport.  Regular and non-regular travels by autobus transport between cities is banned (private automobiles excluded).

Starting April 16, all drivers and passengers in vehicles entering Kyiv may be required to have their temperatures taken, and if someone’s temperatures is higher than 37.5 degrees Celsius and there are signs of acute respiratory disease, the person will be tested for coronavirus disease and sent to self-isolation.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

All scheduled commercial international passenger services, including flights, trains and passenger buses to and from Ukraine are currently suspended.  Airlines, including Ukraine International Airlines and SkyUp, have conducted repatriation flights on a rolling basis, with unpredictable schedules.

All foreigners without residence permits are barred from entering Ukraine, except spouses of Ukrainian citizens.

Starting April 6, all travelers, both Ukrainian citizens and foreigners, arriving in Ukraine will be required to undergo a 14-day supervised quarantine period.

U.S. Embassy Operations:

U.S. Embassy Kyiv has suspended most routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services until further notice.  The Embassy is providing limited services for U.S. citizens, including adoptions and emergency services.  Please visit our website for additional information.

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