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The Covid-19 coronavirus situation in Odesa, Ukraine – updates and restrictions


Located in Ukraine, the city of Odesa has a population of 1M. The latest data indicates 5,040,518 cases of Covid-19 infection in Ukraine as of May 9, 2022 ,with 112,459 deaths. This represents a 98 percent increase from August 23, 2021, when 56,526 people died and 2,369,339 cases were registered, and a 306 percent increase from March 2, 2021, when 27,650 people were died and 1,405,394 infected.
We will review in the table below the effects of Covid-19 on visitors and daily life in Odesa.



Restriction Applied to Recent Update
Closing or restricting schools and universities

Students at colleges and universities

All educational institutions should be closed

The closure of workplaces and the move to working from home

Workers in offices

The authorities in Odesa recommend that companies close down or operate from home, or observe significant changes compared to pre-Covid-19

Cancellation of public events and shows

1M residents who live in Odesa

All public events must be cancelled

Restrictions on gatherings

1M residents who live in Odesa

limiting gatherings between 11-100 people

Public transportation shuts down

People who use public transportation

Odesa's authorities require that the public transportation system be closed or most citizens prohibited from using it

Order to stay at home or abstain from going out

1M residents who live in Odesa

People are advised not to leave the house

Movement restrictions between cities or regions

Intercity travelers

Odesa has internal movement restrictions

Restrictions on international travel for foreign travelers

Foreign travelers

Blocking entering from some regions

Governmental cash assistance for people without jobs or unable to work

Unemployed citizens

Government replaces less than half of the lost salary or if it is a flat amount, it is less than half of the median salary

Financial obligations of households are being frozen (e.g., there is no repayment of loans, water services are not stopped, or evictions are prohibited)

Qualified households

A narrow relief tailored to a specific contract type

Campaigns aimed at informing the public

1M residents who live in Odesa

A coordinated campaign to inform the public through traditional or social media

Government policy regarding access to PCR tests (not antibody tests for immunity)

Symptomatic individual

Conducting tests on any person showing symptoms of Covid-19

In the case of a positive diagnosis, the government's contact-tracing policy

Diagnosed with a positive result

Not every case involves contact tracing

Public spending to Covid-19 vaccine development

1M residents who live in Odesa

Facial covering policies outside the home

People leaving the house

Required in all shared or public spaces outside the home where other people are present or any other situation when social distancing isn't possible

Vaccine delivery policies for different groups

Different groups

Vaccines available to all

Policy for protecting the elderly in long-term care facilities and in their communities

Elderly people

Recommendation for isolation, hygiene, and visitor restrictions for elderly people who reside in nursing homes




Changes in coronavirus status in the past few months



Restriction March 2, 2021 August 23, 2021

Closing or restricting schools and universities

Close all or some levels of educational institutions (ex. just high school, or only public schools)

All educational institutions should be closed

The closure of workplaces and the move to working from home

Employers may close their offices, or require their employees to continue working from their houses in certain circumstances

The authorities in Odesa recommend that companies close down or operate from home, or observe significant changes compared to pre-Covid-19

Cancellation of public events and shows

All public events must be cancelled

The Odesa authorities recommend canceling public events

Public transportation shuts down

The authorities recommend closing routes, reducing volumes, or reducing transportation methods

There are no measures to restrict public transportation

Order to stay at home or abstain from going out

People are advised not to leave the house

No order to remain at home in Odesa

Movement restrictions between cities or regions

It is recommended not to travel between regions or cities

Odesa has internal movement restrictions

Restrictions on international travel for foreign travelers

Quarantine arrivals into Odesa from all, some, or most of the regions

Screening travelers upon arrival

Government policy regarding access to PCR tests (not antibody tests for immunity)

Open public testing available to people who are asymptomatic, e.g. drive through tests

People who suffer symptoms AND meet specific criteria (such as certain key workers, patients admitted to hospital, people who came into contact with a known case, and returning home from overseas)

In the case of a positive diagnosis, the government's contact-tracing policy

Each case is traced through a comprehensive contact tracing plan

Not every case involves contact tracing

Facial covering policies outside the home

The wearing of a face covering may be required in some specified shared or public areas outside the home when other people are present or when social distancing cannot be achieved

Required in all shared or public spaces outside the home where other people are present or any other situation when social distancing isn't possible

Vaccine delivery policies for different groups

Vaccines available for key workers or clinically vulnerable or elderly groups

Vaccine availability for key workers, clinically vulnerable groups, and selected broad groups or ages

Policy for protecting the elderly in long-term care facilities and in their communities

Some restrictions on external visitors and or restrictions protecting elderly people at home related to isolation, hygiene and security in LTCFs

Recommendation for isolation, hygiene, and visitor restrictions for elderly people who reside in nursing homes



*Credit and clarification: some of the data were collected from a variety of sources such as Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, And others. the data are for general information only, And we do not take responsibility for the use and accuracy of it. We wish you a safe and enjoyable trip!

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