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:
- 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
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 181237 confirmed cases, including 79901 recoveries and 3642 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:
Ukraine prohibits entry to foreigners for one month starting from midnight August 28 as it attempts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Foreigners will not be allowed to enter Ukraine until September 28. There are categories of foreign citizens who are not subject to the ban on entry to Ukraine, read the full list here.
Many land border checkpoints with neighboring countries have re-opened. You can find a full list of currently open border crossings here.
Information and rules for visiting Ukraine: http://visitukraine.today.
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
- Coronavirus: Guidance for Better Mental Health
- World Economic Forum. Strategic Intelligence