14:25, 05.03.21 – UNIAN
Upon returning from a red zone destination, Ukrainians are obliged to self-quarantine using the Dii Vdoma app.
Ukraine’s Health Ministry has updated the list of countries in the red and green zones as of March 5, 2021.
Compared to the previous week, Bulgaria and Cyprus again have been put on the red zone list, while Argentina, Belarus, Great Britain, Ireland, Qatar, Panama, Paraguay, and Portugal have been put on the green zone list.
Such popular tourist destinations as Georgia, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Morocco, Mexico, Thailand, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Croatia, and Sri Lanka are still part of the green zone, while Albania, Bulgaria, the Maldives, the UAE, the Seychelles, and Montenegro remain in the red zone.
As of March 5, a total of 54 countries were in the red zone (last week there were 61), including:
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Maldives, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Peru, Poland, San Marino, Serbia, the Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, Uruguay, and others.
Upon returning from a red zone destination, Ukrainians are obliged to self-quarantine using the Dii Vdoma mobile application. Early termination of self-isolation period is possible after a negative PCR test result returns.
To enter Ukraine, all foreigners need a valid insurance policy that covers COVID-19 treatment costs. Persons arriving from the red zone countries, if they have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result run no earlier than 48 hours prior to crossing in, shall not be subject to observation.
As of March 5, the zone covers Ukraine and 139 other countries, including: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, the Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, the Republic of Korea, Romania, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe, and others.
Upon returning from those countries, no COVID-19 testing or self-isolation is required.
At the same time, when a destination is in the green zone, it does not mean that Ukrainian tourists can go there freely. Most of those countries have imposed quarantine restrictions, which, among other things, include a travel ban for foreign tourists. The rules of entry to each country are available on the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s Tripadvisor website at tripadvisor.mfa.gov.ua.
A complete list of the red and green zone countries has been posted on the Health Ministry’s website.
Read more on UNIAN: https://www.unian.info/society/covid-19-ukraine-updates-list-of-red-green-zone-countries-as-of-march-5-11343569.html
Red is good but Green is bad?
This lists do look backwards don’t they?
So its not just me then?
I wasn’t sure I was right, I mean why have red for go and green for stop?
Was this devised by some vatniki wanker?
Green means lower risk than red. But it’s all bollocks because the situation is so fluid. Personally I think that all international travellers should be required to present proof that they have had two shots of a reputable vaccine; ie no chicom or putinazi crap, at their own expense, before even entering an airport. It’s the best solution all round, since it was air travel that got the bat pox so evenly distributed.
No force on earth will get me vaccinated. A negative test before departure should suffice to be allowed to get on a flight.
There is no fail-safe option, but surely each traveler has an obligation to avoid making a fellow traveler ill? It can take days before a new infection shows up on a Covid-19 test. The incubation period for Covid-19 is up to 14 days and before that you can be testing negative and have no symptoms. You could actually be harboring the virus and be able to transmit it to others, even if, as in your case (and mine too) you have already had the disease at least once.
However, research shows that although vaccinated people can unknowingly carry and spread pathogens, the risk is considerably lower.
Consider also costs : the average traveler might do 3 round trips in an average year. If he has to do a test at each end and endure at least two periods in a quarantine hotel, he’s going to be well out of pocket and from what I heard from a friend of mine who did quarantine near Heathrow, it is also an extremely unpleasant experience. Who likes being deprived of their freedom?
Moreover, we need to get world travel back up to normal service ASAP in order to avoid further economic stress. If I was in a position of power, I’d have to factor all of those things into the mix before making a decision.
International travel should be available to all. Except of course putinazis, terrorists and criminals.
Hopefully this article provides a little clarity to the question you posed a while back about coming and going with Georgia.
At the time I raised that issue, the Georgian embassy in Kyiv was telling Ukrainians that their only way into Georgia was to fly to Istanbul (expensive: no budget flights), take a test (expensive, because it invariably entailed an overnight stay) and fly on to Georgia. This was explained by the embassy as : ‘the problem is your tests; we don’t accept them’. Which I thought was weird, as the tests have not changed now, yet Ukrainians are now flying directly to Kutaisi and Tbilisi.
My concern was with Georgia’s growing putlerisation; were they blocking Ukrainians for political reasons? I still don’t know the answer to that, but I sincerely hope that Georgia won’t go the same way as Armenia. But who will help them? They have even less support than Ukraine internationally.
Zones should be created by counting serious and fatal cases, not registered Corona cases. Some countries do more testing than others, turning countries green that are probably deep red!