Ukraine is Europe: Visa-free regime for Ukraine is closer than ever

15:13 Aug. 30, 2016

Visa-free regime for Ukraine is closer than ever

European Parliament session, June 28, 2016. Brussels, Belgium (AP Photo)

European Parliament will examine a report on Ukraine on September 5

The exact term of visa-free regime implementation is still unknown. EP is supposed to vote on this matter in October, but the exact date is not settled yet. On July 7, the European Parliament on Foreign Affairs voted for recommending to cancel short-term visas for Ukrainian citizens. 

Ukraine has already completed all the requirements to obtain visa-free regime. The only barrier is implementing of e-declaration system. It is supposed to start working on September 1st. 

 Read more Ukraine and Georgia to possibly get visa-free regime starting from 2017



The European Commission officially proposed visa liberalisation for Ukraine on April 20, saying that Kyiv has complied with the requirements for visa-free travel for Ukrainians across Europe.

On July 11, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Johannes Hahn expressed hope that the visa-free regime issue with Ukraine would be resolved by October.

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