In addition to the situation in Ukraine itself, there are significant numbers of displaced persons moving across borders to Poland, Hungary, Moldova, and Romania requiring help & international humanitarian response.
Update: Ukraine Crisis – February 2022
Logistics Access Flash No2: 02/28/22
There is no commercial air traffic in/out of Ukraine currently due to war activity. All international flights are suspended and NOTAMS are in place. Some overflight restrictions are also in place, as well as airspace closures in Moldova and parts of Russia. Main international connected airports in Budapest (BUD), Warsaw (WAW), Katowice (KTW), Krakow (KRK). Charter flights may also be organized into Debrecen (DEB), Rzesnow (RZE).
Steamship lines have stopped accepting fresh bookings for the ports of Odessa & Chornomorsk in Ukraine. Shipments that are already on the water and awaiting for connection to Ukrainian ports, will be declared End of Voyage at the final transshipment points on the voyage. Change of Destination procedures are in place.
Overland Access & Customs
Humanitarian assistance will require to cross into Ukraine overland, either by truck or by rail, given current security situation. It will also be required at IDP camps in neighboring nations.
Govt has started humanitarian transport to UA via rail. Humanitarian shipments to Poland with medicines, food & health items are tax and duty released if consignee is a registered humanitarian organisatiion.
Border crossing can be made with humanitarian cargo. Customs special documentation is required to let shipment transit to UA without duties or VAT. Bilingual donation letter, admission statement and official use/distribution plan docs need to be attached with standard shipping docs ahead of import.