"The new rules for the carriage of passengers are a necessary step to curb the spread of coronavirus disease in order to save the lives and health of citizens. Therefore, the availability of documents for both drivers and passengers, which would confirm their COVID-safety, is a necessary condition for regular and irregular transportation in any mode of transport, "explained the Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko.
From 21 October, interregional carriage of passengers in regions with a "yellow", "orange" or "red" level of epidemiological danger will be allowed provided that all drivers, aircrew and passengers have one of the following documents:
- a document confirming the receipt of a full course of vaccination or a document confirming the receipt of a single dose of a two-dose vaccine for regions of the "yellow" level of epidemic danger;
- international, domestic or foreign certificate confirming vaccination against COVID-19 with one dose of a single-dose vaccine or two doses of a two-dose vaccine approved by the WHO for use in emergencies, a negative polymerase chain reaction test or recovery from any disease or recovery from using the Unified state web portal of electronic services, in particular using the mobile application of the Action Portal (Action);
- negative result of testing for COVID-19 by PCR or rapid test for coronavirus antigen SARS-CoV-2, which is valid for 72 hours.
The relevant rules will not apply to urban and intra-regional transport.
The carrier is responsible for the availability of these documents for all drivers, crew members and passengers.