THE GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO SIMPLIFY THE CROSSING OF THE EECP WITH THE TEMPORARILY OCCUPIED TERRITORIES OF UKRAINE
Today, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted another decision to simplify the crossing of the contact line and the administrative line with the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, and Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula temporarily occupied by Russia.
The amendments repeal the mandatory self-isolation due to the crossing of check points of entry into the free territory of Ukraine for:
- staff of the International Committee of the Red Cross;
- staff of diplomatic missions accredited in Ukraine, including those, who carry out monitoring of the situation and deliver humanitarian aid to persons, who reside in the temporarily occupied territories;
- participants of external independent testing and entrance examinations, including those for admission through the educational centers "Crimea-Ukraine" and "Donbas-Ukraine" at the invitation of the higher education institution (vocational education) together with one person, accompanying each of them, if there is no reason to believe that they were in contact with an infected by COVID-19 person.
Let us recall that this year, applicants from the temporarily occupied territories will be able to enter the Ukrainian higher education institutions under a simplified procedure without passing the external independent testing. Under this procedure, they will be able to enter more than 100 educational institutions, on the basis of which the educational centres "Crimea-Ukraine" and "Donbas-Ukraine" are operating.
Residents from the temporarily occupied territories do not need to have a Ukrainian passport for admission, it is enough to have a birth certificate. And applicants who do not have a Ukrainian certification of education can get it through the educational centre, which will send them to school at the educational centre to take two state final attestation exams: Ukrainian language and history of Ukraine. Moreover, they will need to pass one entrance exam, which is set by the higher education institution.
Furthermore, the amendments provide for termination of self-isolation of persons in case of a negative result of testing for COVID-19 by polymerase chain reaction, which is in line with European practice of fighting against COVID-19.
The relevant amendments will come into force from the date of their publication. Publication is expected in the near future.