The U.S. State Department said U.S. citizens trying to flee Ukraine to Poland must present evidence of being vaccinated with COVID-19 amid heightened tensions with Russia.
“Poland has shown to the US government that US citizens may enter Poland across the Ukrainian border. No prior approval is required.” Said The US Embassy on the Ukrainian website on February 12th.
“People traveling by land from Ukraine to Poland are advised to cross at the Korczowa-Kracowets or Medica-Sheini border crossing. US citizens must have a valid US passport and proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Travelers are also encouraged to present negative test results from PCR or the antigen COVID-19 test, which facilitates entry into Poland, “said the embassy. It is not clear what will happen if American citizens cannot provide evidence of vaccination.
The country has months to enter Ukraine need Travelers present evidence of COVID-19 vaccination, illness caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, or a negative PCR or rapid antigen test performed within 3 days, or a certificate of recovery from the virus. need to do it.
The embassy statement comes out as the rhetoric escalate about whether Russia will invade Ukraine. Russian officials have denied the White House’s allegations, but Biden’s top officials said Moscow plans to attack its neighbors in the coming days.
On Sunday, President Joe Biden spoke with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and the day before he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Over the weekend, Zelensky calmly demanded evidence from the United States while issuing a warning.
“There is too much information about a full-scale war with Russia. It has been announced even on certain dates. I understand that there is a risk. 100% guaranteed by Russia to Ukraine on February 16th. Please let us know if there is any additional information about the invasion, “Zelensky told reporters on Saturday.
The United States has released little evidence stating that it underlies the most specific warnings about Russia’s plans and possible timing.
Jake Sullivan, U.S. National Security Adviser, told CNN on Sunday that he would not give Russia the opportunity to make a surprise here and bring something to Ukraine and the world. “. “We will make sure that we are laying out what we are seeing for the world as transparently and clearly as possible,” he added.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.