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Breslovers in white robes stroll through the streets of Uman, Ukraine, September 4, 2013.

The preparation of the annual pilgrimage to Uman for the Jewish New Year was the subject of an online meeting between the Ambassador of Ukraine to Israel Yevhen Korniychuk, President of the United Jewish Organization of Williamsburg and North Brooklyn David Niedermann, and the President of the Rabi Nachman International Charitable Foundation Nathan Ben Noon, the Ukrainian Embassy in Tel Aviv reported on Wednesday on its Facebook page.

The three discussed preparations for the annual visit of pilgrims from around the world to Uman during Rosh Hashanah. The ambassador stressed the need to comply with the requirements of Ukrainian law during the visit to Ukraine.


According to the embassy, as of June 9, entry into Ukraine of foreigners and stateless persons must be accompanied by an insurance certificate issued by an insurance company registered in Ukraine, or a foreign insurance company with an office in Ukraine or one with a contractual relationship with an insurance company-partner in Ukraine, which covers the costs associated with the treatment of COVID-19, patient observation. The insurance must be valid for the period of stay in Ukraine, as well as one of the following documents issued in English or with an English translation:

  • Negative result of testing for COVID-19 by polymerase chain reaction or rapid test for coronavirus antigen SARS-CoV-2, which was conducted no more than 72 hours before crossing the state border
  • Document confirming receipt of a full course of vaccination from COVID-19 with vaccines included in the WHO list of permitted for use in emergencies

In case of the absence of an insurance certificate and/or a negative test result for COVID-19, or a document confirming receipt of the full vaccination course, foreigners and stateless persons will be denied entry to Ukraine.

The three participants also agreed to make the effort to take the necessary measures to address controversial issues related to illegal construction in the city of Uman ahead of the Jewish holiday.

The Ukraine Ambassador stressed the readiness of the local authorities and the central government to provide the necessary assistance in the development of the memorial complex and the preservation of Jewish burial grounds.


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