Donetsk, Oct 22 - DAN. The Yelenovka crossing point will reopen on October 23, the Donetsk People’s Republic COVID-19 crisis headquarters reported on Thursday.

“The Yelenovka crossing point will operate for entry and exit on Friday, October 23, from 9:00 to 18:00,” the report said.

To enter the Republic, visitors have to obtain a permit from the COVID-19 crisis headquarters; residence registration in Ukraine is required to exit the DPR.

The new arrivals have to fill out a consent form for examination at a medical centre. They can opt to pay for a COVID-19 rapid test at the crossing point. However, even if the test result is negative, the visitor has to agree to self-isolation at their place of stay. In case of positive test, the visitor is sent to a hospital for further examination.

The Yelenovka crossing point operates twice a week.*jk