Advice for Parents with Ukraine births (June- August)

by Sam Everingham

Posted on 2020-06-10 at 06:39:55

  • Ukraine airspace has opened and airlines such as Lufthansa & Ukraine International Airlines are operating limited flights from Frankfurt, Amsterdam and London
  • If you need a visa to enter, Ukraine E-Visa applications are closed. Instead, apply for a visa to your nearest Ukraine embassy via post

Flight Bookings

  • Qatar is flying into European hubs from Australian ports
  • Qatar & KLM are flying into European hubs from Bangkok
  • United is flying into European hubs from the USA

    Connecting Flights/Transiting in Europe
  • Some airports (Eg Paris) are not allowing transit for foreigners
  • Passengers transiting through European hubs currently operating for Qatar (eg Stockholm, Helsinki, Amsterdam) may require special permission from their government to transit.
  • Contact your embassy in the transit point country to confirm arrangements/gain permission to transit

Updated Quarantine

Ukraine has updated its quarantine requirements. Those from ‘green zone’ countries do not require any tests or quaratine.

Those coming from a country with higher Covid-19 rates than Ukraine (these currently include US, UK, Sweden, Spain, France and Canada) can choose one of three options

1. Observation in specialized isolators;

2. 14 days self-isolation at the place of residence if you agree to use the “Dii Vdoma” mobile ttacking app;

3. Pass the COVID-19 test using the PRL method after entry

New Insurance Requirements

Ukraine currently requires all foreigners visiting to have a Ukranian insurance policy for Covid-19. You can find full details of how to buy such a policy here, as well as step-by-step advice from the Ukraine government

Care for Infants
The Ukrainian Association of Reproductive Medicine issued these recommendations:

  • newborns should stay in official medical institutions which provide professional neonatal care and sanitary conditions;
  • private maternity homes may provide childcare for up to 4 weeks
  • should private maternity hospitals close because of infection, some state specific neonatal centers may care for your child for some period;
  • As a last resort, an official contract can be made with a childcare nurse to care for child, including paediatrician visits.

Your agency can advise you of the daily cost of care

Your surrogate may offer to care for your child. However agencies strongly recommend against this, given the risk of psychological attachment, which surrogates do not consider, but which can lead to later problems. 

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