The Ukrainian government moves to  make fake vaccination certificates a criminal offense in response to a growing number of such incidents.

Proposed amendment to Ukraine’s Criminal Code seeks to introduce harsh penalties for vaccination document scams.

After the policy is adopted by the Verkhovna Rada,  people who forge such cards, or buy such cards, will face fines up to 170 thousand hryvnas and be imprisoned for up to 3 years.

The latest incident saw four Ukrainians sentenced to 4 month of probation after they tried to enter Poland on falsified Covid certificates.