Exempting from pre-entry visa to Ukraine

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The UAE is expanding its international level by cooperating with many countries in the fields of economy, tourism, culture, trade, etc.

The UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, has announced that the citizens of the UAE holding ordinary passports are now exempt from pre-entry visas to travel to Ukraine as of 31st December, 2017.

The decision is in implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, signed by the UAE and Ukraine on 2nd November, 2017.

The abolition of visas between these countries is a wonderful news for both sides. The United Arab Emirates is a very popular tourist destination for Ukrainians. According to official information, in 2016 the UAE was visited by more than 112,000 Ukrainian citizens. So, the abolition of visas will lead to greater increase in travelers from both countries.

The holders of ordinary UAE passports will be able to enter Ukraine without a pre-visa requirement, staying in Ukraine for time up to 30 days on each visit. Diplomatic and private passport holders will be possible to stay in Ukrainian for 90 days within 180 days.

In addition, on 2nd November, 2017 an agreement on cooperation in the sphere of culture between the UAE and Ukraine was signed which will lead to cooperation between both countries in all spheres of culture and art, exchanging information on protecting and preserving the national cultural heritage.

The UAE and Ukraine are also ready to expand cooperation in such spheres as energy, investment, innovation and even in the field of space exploration.