Today, May 8, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko met with representatives of Ukrainian motor carriers associations. The participants of the meeting focused on discussing the problematic issues of organizing the transportation of seasonal workers by other means of transport than air transportation.
"Medical safety of Ukrainians remains a top priority, but organized road services should be gradually resumed. Therefore, the Government and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister are waiting for constructive proposals from the association and the agencies involved in this dialogue, thereby allowing transport services but preventing new outbreaks of coronavirus," said Vadym Prystaiko.
During the meeting, the participants discussed healthcare and sanitary safety measures that can be probably introduced in the framework of organized road transportation to prevent new outbreaks of coronavirus both in Ukraine and among seasonal workers abroad.
The participants agreed that all necessary joint consultations with associations and representatives of the Government should be held as soon as possible in order to form a single, transparent and understandable mechanism of anti-epidemic measures to provide road conveyance services to take these measures into account in the general process of relaxation of quarantine restrictions in Ukraine that is gradually introduced by the Government.
On April 29, the Prime Minister of Ukraine authorized the Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, as well as the Government Office for Coordination of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine to coordinate the possibility of organizing departure of Ukrainian workers for seasonal works abroad.