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
AmCham in a partnership with Deloitte, March, July, 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 52043 confirmed cases, including 24800 recoveries and 1345 deaths.
Following several days of record increases in registered COVID-19 cases (80% rise in the past month), the government of Ukraine has extended the adaptive quarantine until July 31. Most regions have re-opened the following services and institutions, subject to certain social distancing requirements:
- All public transportation
- Restaurants and coffee shops
- Church services
- Sporting events without spectators
- Day care centers
- Swimming pools and sports gyms (except group classes larger than 10 people)
- Inter-regional transportation, including passenger rail travel on Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways)
- Cultural institutions
Quarantine levels and restrictions vary by region. Please check with local authorities regarding local quarantine guidelines.
Wearing masks in public places, including public transportation, at all times is mandatory.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
The Ukrainian government has lifted the entry ban for foreigners. U.S. citizens will be allowed to enter Ukraine if they can demonstrate that they have medical insurance covering all expenses related to COVID-19 treatment while on the territory of Ukraine. U.S. citizens entering Ukraine will be required to enter into self-quarantine if the Ministry of Health considers the United States a country with high incidence of COVID-19. That determination will be reviewed and communicated to Border Police every three days, as well as published on their website. Accordingly, U.S. citizens traveling to Ukraine should check the latest determination prior to travel and be prepared to self-isolate if advised to do so upon arrival.
Commercial international passenger services to and from Ukraine will gradually resume as of June 15. U.S. citizens interested in departing Ukraine can find information about future flights by visiting the airlines’ websites.
Many land border checkpoints with neighboring countries have re-opened. You can find a full list of currently open border crossings here.
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.
- Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers COVID-19 website
- Ukraine’s Ministry of Health COVID-19 information
- Coronavirus in Ukraine: LIVE updates
- Ukraine’s Ministry of Health COVID19 Telegram Channel
- The Government Amended Resolution on Measures to Contain Covid-19
- “Friend” service for the voluntary registration of Ukrainian citizens who travel abroad
- 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