Information about Uman and Ukraine

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UPDATED AS OF 8/30/21 3PM

We are sold out of Covid tests. We have referenced a few other places to get tested. Please see the updates about entering Ukraine with a CDC card.

The Orthodox Jews mark the Rosh Hashana in Uman

Dear customer,
Plan It Rite would like to thank you for choosing us to book your tickets to Uman for Rosh Hashanah.


By this time you should have received your itinerary, kindly review it and make sure your name matches your passport, and that you are booked on the correct flights. In case of any mistakes please contact our office immediately.


If you did not receive your itinerary, please email us at uman-itinerary@planit-rite.com or your booking agent.


Our office is extremely busy and phone wait times are very long. The best option of contacting us for non-urgent booking matter is by email uman-itinerary@planit-rite.com (or email your agent). We apologize in advance for any increased wait times you might experience.

GIVEN ALL THE COVID REGULATIONS CHECK-IN TAKES LONGER, IT’S HIGHLY ADVISED TO BE EARLY AT THE AIRPORT TO AVOID ANY ISSUES, ARRIVING LATE TO THE AIRPORT COULD RESULT IN MISSING YOUR FLIGHT AND LOSING YOUR TICKET.

COVID TESTING IN UKRAINE:

PLAN IT RITE will have an office in Uman for Covid testing and to service our clients with their bookings. Covid testing is only for those who prepaid. Based on availability we might have some openings for walk-ins.

Pushkina corner Bjelins’koho St (right next to the Tzion). 

 

 

Testing Schedule:

Wednesday 6pm>7pm | Thursday 6pm>8pm | Friday 4pm>5pm

those tests are for Vdoma only, results will be submitted to the Health Ministry, and you will get a copy by email

(LEIL ZECHOR BRIS) MONDAY 12AM AND ON 

Results will be submitted to the Health Ministry for those that need to deactivate Vdoma, and you can pick up a printed copy for your return flight home.

For those departing on Friday please advise at the testing site as those tests will be processed on Tuesday by the lab.

 

We will also do testing at Heichel Hakodesh

(LEIL ZECHOR BRIS) MONDAY 12AM>3AM & in the morning 10>11am
 

The test will be Rapid Antigen. If you need a PCR (for those flying to Israel) please advise at the testing site. 

We strongly recommend Travel Insurance for medical coverage, to purchase click here.

(This is from AIG – an American reputable provider. The Ukrainian is inadequate coverage)

COVID REGULATIONS:

MASKS: Federal law requires wearing a mask while on the conveyance and failure to comply may result in denial of boarding or removal, and subject to fines/being banned from the airline. It’s also the law & rule in every country & airline. Flights to/from the USA require masks for everyone over 2 yrs old by law. In general European airlines are more relaxed with the mask rules for kids till 5-12 yrs old depending on the airline. 

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USA ENTRY REGULATIONS:

IMPORTANT: Non-US Citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) are banned from entering the USA if they were in the European Schengen Area/United Kingdom/Ireland in the past 14 days. If you are not a US citizen or resident , do not travel to Uman via Europe!!! Even flying TO Ukraine via Europe will ban you from returning to the USA before 14 days.

Currently the only way is via Turkey, Emirates, Qatar or our non-stop charter. There is some limited exceptions for children or parents from US citizens. For more info check the CDC’s website

 

To Enter the USA, all passengers over the age of 2 need to show a negative Covid test from the past 3 days (PCR or Rapid), even if you are vaccinated. accompanying the test everyone will need to fill out & sign the CDC attestation Form.

UKRAINE ENTRY REGULATIONS:

Non-Ukrainians citizens or residents are required to hold an insurance policy from Ukraine. It’s recommended to have the insurance printed out. You can purchase insurance thru our booking portal https://flytouman.com/#Book-a-Call

  • Those who are vaccinated (fully or partially): Do not need a covid test to enter Ukraine or quarantine. Some airlines do ask for a covid test and some transit locations require it so best to have a test done within 72 hours before departure (PCR or Rapid).
  • Those who are not vaccinated: Need to provide a negative covid test within done within the past 72 hours (PCR or Rapid), download “Diy Vdoma” app, test again in Ukraine in the next 72 hours, once you have the results upload in the app and you can deactivate the app, otherwise you have to self-isolate for 10 days. Please note if you do not have proof of vaccination or a smartphone you will be denied entry to Ukraine. 

If you have “proof of recovery” you don’t have to quarantine/download the app. Only a “proof of recovery” certificate is accepted, antibody tests are not accepted!!

Under 18 years old do not need to register with the app, and under 12 does not need a test. 

 

UPDATE 8/30: There have been some reports that the border control did not want to accept the CDC vaccination cards as proof. Best if you have have also a printed report from your clinic with the vaccination report and/or the NY Excelsior Pass for example. 

It’s not a new policy of Ukraine not to accept just the handwritten CDC cards, but this is what has happened, the border agents simply wanted to see something printed/digital vs the hardwritten CDC cards.

Diy Vdoma App:

  • best is to have the app downloaded beforehand ANDROID – IPHONE – APK – and test to verify your number – but do not click “The Border guard did a check-up” as that will start the timer.
  • The phone will need to have service in order to be activated, and Ukrainian sim cards can only be purchased after border control, so make sure you have intl roaming.
  • we are trying to verify if it works with non-Ukrainian numbers, some reports suggest not, some suggest you need to unblock intl numbers from your carrier. it does not work with Google Voice.
  • We have heard of some cell phone rentals offering phones with just this app
  • There is a testing site at the airport if you wish to take a test right upon arrival, for more info visit the airports website .
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Airline specific guidelines:

** ONLINE CHECK-IN IS MOSTLY NOT POSSIBLE DUE TO COVID REGULATIONS AND CHECK-IN IS A LONGER PROCESS. IT’S HIGHLY IMPORTANT THAT YOU COME EARLY & ON TIME TO THE AIRPORT. ARRIVING LATE CAN RESULT BY MISSING YOUR FLIGHT WITH NO ALTERNATIVES AND LOSING YOUR TICKET!! ** 

 

For those traveling with minors it’s suggested to have a notarized letter from the other parent stating that they give permission to travel.

 

Transit restrictions: These rules are if you are simply transiting the secure area without passing passport control.

Return Airport: Please note from which airport you are departing – Kiev or Odessa.

PLEASE HAVE YOUR ITINERARY PRINTED OUT, AS IT’S REQUESTED TO ENTER THE AIRPORT IN UKRAINE

Plan It Rite has partnered with “The Parking Spot” to offer our clients up to 20% off for airport parking at EWR

Sim Card

Sim cards are very cheap in Ukraine, with many vendors at the airport & in Uman. Please note you need to setup an “APN” in order to access data with the sim card.

Good reference for prepaid sim options | Coverage map 

Lifecell has an “esim” option that you can prebook and simply download to your phone https://www.lifecell.ua/en/sim-and-number/eSIM/

Plan It Rite / FlyToUman has made every attempt to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided on this website. However, the information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. Plan It Rite / FlyToUman does not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained on this website.

Plan It Rite has compiled this information to the best of our knowledge and current as of 8/20/21. It’s the ultimate responsibility of the travelers to check, verify, and comply and follow all the rules and regulations. Failure to do so could result in being denied boarding, banned from entry, returned at your own expense and losing your ticket.

 

בברכת כתיבה וחתימה טובה Have a safe trip!