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 continue our Leadership in Times of Crisis project on social media to support business during these challenging times. 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. Join the project and share your story. For more details, please contact Yuliana Chyzhova, Senior Communications Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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:
- Ukraine Covid-19 Business Impact Survey, March 2020
- Ukraine Covid-19 Business Impact Survey Vol 2, March 2020
- Potential Salary Review in 2020, July 2020
- COVID-19 Ukraine Business Impact Survey: 6 Months of Lockdown, October 2020
AmCham in a partnership with Citi Ukraine:
AmCham in a partnership with EY:
- Remote work in Ukraine, August 2020
We are sharing the latest information updated regularly from the US Embassy in Ukraine and CDC (Center for Disease Control).
According to the latest information, Ukraine has a total of 348 924 confirmed cases, including 142 537 recoveries and 6 464 deaths.
The government of Ukraine has extended the adaptive quarantine until October 31. Ukraine's regions continue to be divided into four epidemiological zones till November 1, 2020, depending on hospital load, the average number of PCR and ELISA tests, and daily spread dynamics: green, yellow, orange, and red. Each zone triggers a distinct set of quarantine restrictions.
Wearing masks in public places, including public transportation, at all times is mandatory.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
On September 28, 2020, the temporary entry restrictions for foreigners and stateless persons travelling to or through Ukraine, introduced earlier by the Government of Ukraine, have been lifted.
Foreigners and stateless persons are now allowed to cross the border into Ukraine provided they have an insurance policy certificate issued by a Ukraine-registered insurance company, or a foreign insurance company with an office in Ukraine or a contractual partnership with one of the Ukraine-registered insurance companies. The policy must cover the potential costs of COVID-19 treatment, observation, and be valid for the period of intended stay in Ukraine.
The requirement to present the proof of insurance at border crossing does not apply to:
- foreigners and stateless persons with permanent residency permit on the territory of Ukraine
- persons recognized as refugees or those in need of subsidiary protection
- staff members of diplomatic missions and consular posts of foreign states, missions of international organizations accredited in Ukraine, as well as their family members
- military personnel of NATO and "Partnership for Peace” program member-states, who take part in trainings for the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Further detailed information, including requirements for self-isolation, can be found on the official website of the government of Ukraine.
Information and rules for visiting Ukraine: http://visitukraine.today.
U.S. Embassy Operations:
U.S. Embassy Kyiv has reduced staffing and is practicing social distancing and the use of face coverings. Personnel are further advised to avoid large gatherings.
Routine visa services remain suspended until further notice.
Limited online scheduling of certain American Citizens Services has resumed. At this time, applicants should schedule appointments for passport renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, and notary services directly through the online appointment system. For emergency passport services, or if no online appointments are available, please contact KyivACS@state.gov.
- Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers COVID-19 website
- Ukraine’s Ministry of Health COVID-19 information
- Ukraine’s Ministry of Health COVID19 Telegram Channel
- World Health Organization. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak
- CDC page on COVID-19
- U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. COVID-19 information
- Areas affected by COVID-19
- UNICEF. How to protect yourself and your children
- Coronavirus: Guidance for Better Mental Health
- World Economic Forum. Strategic Intelligence