CLARIFICATION OF THE HUMANITARIAN GROUNDS FOR THE CROSSING OF THE EECP IN KHERSON OBLAST
The Ministry for Reintegration holds working consultations with representatives of civil society on the policies to apply temporary restrictive measures for crossing the EECP on the administrative line with the Autonomous Republic of Crimea due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Based on the results of such consultations, the policy of humanitarian grounds for travel to/from the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine is summarized and will be taken into account when making decisions on allowance of crossing:
1. The need to respect the principle of family unity. In cases of joint travel of family members with different residence registration, if there are reasons for at least one family member to cross the contact line/administrative line, other family members are also allowed to cross. An unaccompanied minor is allowed to cross the contact line/administrative line for the purpose of family reunification, if accompanying person has no grounds for crossing of the contact line/administrative line, but at the same time an authorized person has to wait for the child on the other side of the contact line/administrative line (one of the parents, guardian, other authorized person);
2. Cases of death of close relatives (the need to organize a burial) or serious illness of close relatives (the grounds might be the copies of death certificates, medical certificates, copies of passports of the sick or deceased);
3. Cases of severe and chronic diseases (insulin-dependent diabetes, cancer, need for antiretroviral and tuberculosis therapy), need to replenish medicines and undergo regular treatment or therapy (the grounds might be the copies of medical certificates, prescriptions);
4. Cases of crossing the contact line/administrative line by persons who do not have a registered place of residence on the Government-controlled/non-Government controlled territory of Ukraine, however, they may otherwise confirm the fact of permanent residence on this territory (the grounds might be the copies of passports of relatives or family members, who reside in the direction of travel destination, documents or copies confirming the ownership of property or place of work);
5. Cases when a person has documents proving the right to permanent or temporary residence in a third country and if there is evidence of planned evacuation to that country (the grounds might be the residence permits, tickets, correspondence);
6. Submission of documents by the applicant (including with the participation of a parent or guardian) for admission to educational institutions, participation in an additional session of external independent testing, as well as passing of examinations by students in educational institutions;
7. Other cases where there is a reason to believe that the situation requires the person to cross the contact line/administrative line in any direction on humanitarian grounds, or to prevent the violation of fundamental rights (e.g. in case of political persecution in occupied territory, etc.).