The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers has introduced negative PCR tests for COVID-19 as a requirement for entering Ukraine, the CFTS portal reports.

According to the Interfax Ukraine news agency, the government approved the relevant resolution at an extraordinary meeting on Monday.

Foreigners now need two documents to cross the Ukrainian border: a compulsory insurance policy and a negative PCR test for COVID-19 taken within 72 hours.

Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov told a press briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday that the resolution entered into effect on 22 March and that the requirement would apply to visitors from all countries, regardless of the COVID-19 situation there.

Ukrainian citizens arriving from abroad are required to self-isolate for 14 days unless they have negative PCR tests for COVID-19 taken abroad with 48 hours of entering Ukraine.

According to the minister, such restrictions apply in all European countries and Ukraine is no exception.

The CFTS portal reported earlier that Ukraine was planning to introduce a new requirement for entering the country.