COVID-19 - Ukraine - Surrogate motherhood - Q&A from the press briefing (24.04.20)


Q: Hello, French families are using surrogacy in Ukraine and other countries. Is the Ministry for Foreign Affairs supporting them in their efforts when the borders to those countries are closed?

A: The measures taken by Ukraine and many other nations due to the Covid-19 epidemic prohibit access to the country by permanent non-residents as well as non-essential foreign travel by permanent residents.

In light of restrictions on international travel, family reunification initiatives and procedures and adoptions have been suspended for non-residents.

While rigorous, this measure is in the general interest, in order to protect populations.