IMPACT OF COVID-19 – Latest Updates
COVID-19 Notice
Stay Safe and Plan Ahead
Last updated 16 August 2021

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Rules of entry to Ukraine:

The coronavirus outbreak has influenced every aspect of our life, including assisted reproduction. With quarantine measures and border restrictions limiting international travel, many intended parents decided to put their plans in relation to cross-border treatments on hold and wait for better times.

At the pandemic’s outset both, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology independently recommended discontinuing reproductive care except for the most urgent cases. Later, with the emergence of new data and introduction of successful mitigation strategies, both societies have sanctioned gradual and judicious resumption of full reproductive care delivery – including finding a surrogate and egg donation.

As of today there is a cautious optimism that new vaccines and mitigation measures introduced by most governments all around the world (masks, physical distancing, etc.) will gradually start bring things back to normal later this year.

Fertility Ukraine

Our agency is open and functions normally with certain adjustments to our safety measures that are designed to protect our clients, staff, and current (and future!) families, in particular:

  • face masks (we require that all our visitors wear face protection at all times while visiting our offices, we also recommend wearing face protection while traveling to and from our office or in public places);
  • screening upon entry (every individual entering our offices will be required to pass a temperature screening, and will be screened for COVID-19 related symptoms);
  • changes to guest policy (we aim to move most of our communication with clients, as well as much of internal meetings, online).

Fertility Clinics in Ukraine

Most fertility clinics and all maternity hospitals in Ukraine are open and fully functional. Standard requirements as to wearing face masks and physical distancing would apply.

Don’t let the virus control your
parenthood plans!

Don’t let the virus control your parenthood plans. Act now and prepare yourself to move forward as soon as it will be reasonably safe. Replace fears and panic with strategic planning and a peace of mind.

The COVID pandemic, lasting already for almost a year, has caused many intended parents to delay their treatment programs until “better times”. It means that once the pandemic is over, we are likely to face a dramatic increase in demand for such services as oocyte donations and surrogacy programs from both, local and foreign patients. Some experts estimate that increase in demand may reach 300% to 400%.

What it means for intended parents waiting to make their parenthood dream come true?

First of all, it will take more time to find an appropriate egg donor and/or surrogate. Second, it is likely that we will see waiting lists for treatment in reputable clinics, due to limitations in their capacity. Third, the prices will most likely go up.

Is there any way to deal with those issues?

Yes, there is. Many formalities can be handled remotely and we recommend dealing with them as soon as possible. Those include enrolment documents with clinics, various forms, etc. We may also negotiate on your behalf to pre-arrange the treatment prices with involved clinics.

Furthermore, when intended parents have clear medical indications and an understanding regarding the type of treatment that is required, we recommend an egg donor and/or gestational carrier search to commence (as may be applicable now). We don’t recommend delaying this rather time-consuming process.

At Fertility Ukraine, we have also developed a set of preliminary agreements with oocyte donors and gestational carriers that allow intended parents to secure availability of their chosen candidates and establish pre-agreed terms and conditions with their involvement.

Travelling to Ukraine

All foreign citizens regardless of the country of arrival to enter Ukraine must have a policy (certificate) of insurance issued by an insurance company registered in Ukraine, and covers the costs related to the treatment of COVID-19, observation, and is valid for the entire period of stay in Ukraine.All foreign citizens, holders of a temporary residence permit, as well as stateless persons need to have one of the following documents:

  • a document confirming the receipt of a full course of vaccination against COVID-19 with vaccines included by WHO in the list of approved for use in emergency situations; or
  • a negative rapid test for the SARS-CoV-2 antigen (RAT, Ag) that was done no more than 72 hours before entry; or
  • a certificate of a negative PCR test result done no more than 72 hours before the entry.

Test and vaccination are not required for children under 12.

From August 5, 2021, citizens of Ukraine and all foreign tourists over 18 years old who have not been vaccinated against coronavirus and cross the state border to enter must install the Vdoma mobile app, which monitors self-isolation, regardless of the length of stay on the territory of Ukraine.

Self-isolation is not required if you undergo PCR testing or a rapid antigen test within 72 hours of entry and get a negative result.

Unvaccinated citizens arriving from Russia or India (including in transit) must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine without the possibility of early termination.

The entry rules are subject to constant changes, therefore, please contact us for an update or your government’s travel advisories for Ukraine.

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