Moldovan citizens holding national vaccination certificates can travel to Ukraine without isolating themselves
19:04 | 10.06.2021 Category: Official
Chisinau, 10 June /MOLDPRES/ - In the context of the Moldovan diplomacy’s efforts to get the recognition of the national vaccination certificates, in order to facilitate the movement of the vaccinated citizens of Moldova, especially on the summer period, without the obligation of self-isolation or testing, the Chisinau and Kyiv authorities have agreed, by exchange of notes, on the mutual recognition of the national anti-Covid-19 immunization certificates, issued by the competent authorities from Moldova and Ukraine.
The Foreign Affairs and European Integration Ministry’s (MAEIE) public diplomacy, strategic communication and media interaction service has reported that the success of the negotiations between experts from the two states was due to the agreement of principle reached at a meeting between Foreign Affairs Ministers Aureliu Ciocoi and Dmytro Kuleba in the capital of Ukraine on 17 May 2021.
Thus, Moldova’s citizens can enter Ukraine, including to transit the Ukrainian territory, by presenting one of the following documents: (1) the national certificate which confirms the full administering of the vaccines included in the list of the World Health Organization (WHO), issued in English or which contains its translation in English or (2) the negative result of the testing for Covid-19 (through the PCR way), made not later than 72 hours before the crossing of the state border or (3) the negative result of the quick test by establishing the SARS- CoV-2 antigen, carried out not later than 72 hours before the crossing of the state border. These documents are not necessary for the children with ages up to 12 years.
According to the rigours of the Ukrainian side, the presence of the mandatory health insurance, which is to cover the costs of an eventual treatment for Covid-19, remains compulsory.
Ukraine is the second country with which Moldova agreed, at the bilateral level, through exchange of notes, on the mutual recognition of the national vaccination certificates. Similar approaches were submitted through diplomatic channels to the foreign affairs ministries of Romania, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Bulgaria and Spain informed about the unilateral recognition of the vaccination certificates issued by Moldova’s authorities, which comply with the WHO standards.
The updated information on the conditions of travel is covered in weekly alerts published on the webpage of the Foreign Affairs Ministry at the section, Travel in safety: MAEIE explains the restrictions of travel abroad.