|Considerations for remote-based deployments|
|If the deployment is remote-based, is the country office set up to ensure ongoing communication / team integration and appropriate supervision with the deployee from afar? Please explain.||
|Pre-departure considerations for physical deployments|
|Does this duty station require candidates to have undertaken SSAFE training? If so, can the office provide training upon arrival?||NO. All UNSMS personnel are required to complete online mandatory course BSAFE prior to travel. The BSAFE course is available at https://training.dss.un.org and may be found as well on Learning Management System (LMS) belonging to your specific agency, fund or programme.|
Are there any special/new, specific visa considerations that need to be considered?
|UNFPA will provide support in the visa process.
No visa required if traveling on a UNLP.
What type of quarantining rules does the local government mandate at this stage upon arrival?
Be sure to include how long for, and possible locations the person will/should be quarantined. i.e. government mandated facilities or pre-approved hotels, et.c
|Only applies to unvaccinated travelers. More information in https://visitukraine.today/
Additional COVID measure may be required depending on country of transit (i.e. Moldova or Poland)
|C-19 testing and clearance
Does the Surge need to undertake any COVID-19 testing prior to arrival or upon arrival? Are there any other medical clearances or vaccines deployees need to undertake before travel to this country?
|Vaccination requirements and PCR tests are no longer required due to crisis context.|
Is there any equipment that the Surge should become equipped with prior to travel, e.g. PPE such as masks, gloves, sanitizer, etc?
|Availability of Covid-19 PPE equipment may vary quickly, depending on the deterioration of the context and the influx of IDPs from Western Ukraine. It would still be recommended that the traveler brings some PP equipment to cover the immediate needs|
|Is there any other paperwork that the local government authorities require upon entry/re-entry into the country?||If unvaccinated, travelers need to install the VDoma app to monitor self-isolation|
On mission considerations (for physical deployments):
What type of accommodation is available for Surge deployees?
|UNDSS approved hotels. Depending on hotel availability, the surge staff may need to be accommodated in a neighboring country (like Hungary, Poland or Slovakia). Accommodation assessment ongoing, by the CO. As per the Country/duty station specific RSM document|
Is the duty station on an R&R cycle and if so how often? Please provide any details that have changed because of COVID-19
Are there any government restrictions or limitations that would adversely impact in-country medical treatment plans or medical evacuation?
|As per the UN Area Security Plan, however, access to medical care and evacuation could become challenging. As of 11 March 2022, border crossing to neighboring countries (Moldova, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland) is possible.|
|What is the capacity of local facilities that can be used to treat and/or stabilize those affected by COVID-19?||Fair in the public sector. Private clinics provide state of the art medical care, including COVID19 treatment.
This may change as the context changes and deteriorates, leading to an ever increasing number of IDPs in Western Ukraine.
|Office arrangement for telecommuting
If the Surge needs to telecommute within the country, can the country office demonstrate that the deployee is realistically able to work in terms of remote connectivity, equipment, etc.?
|Work is ongoing to set up an alternative ICT system that can work in case communications are disrupted|
If the Surge is required to physically deploy, can the country office provide necessary equipment, e.g. masks, gloves, sanitizer?
|Yes, in principle. but it is be recommended that the traveler brings some PP equipment to cover the immediate needs|