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Entry to Ukraine from Canada in 2023: do Canadians need a visa to Ukraine?

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Entry to Ukraine from Canada in 2023: do Canadians need a visa to Ukraine?

Ukrainian borders are open to foreigners. Find out all about the rules of entry to Ukraine for Canadian citizens and the documents required in 2023

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Ukraine's borders are open to foreigners, Canadian citizens have the right to unhindered entry into the country. When traveling to Ukraine, the main thing is to comply with migration legislation.

Do Canadians need a visa to Ukraine? What documents must be prepared for the trip? Let's talk further.


Read the top 15 myths about immigration to Canada here.


It should be noted that over 4 thousand tourists from Canada visited Ukraine in the first half of 2023.


Do Canadians need a visa to Ukraine in 2023?


Canadian citizens have the right to visa-free entry to Ukraine for up to 90 days every 180 days. Crossing the Ukrainian border is carried out on the basis of a valid foreign passport. It is also necessary to have:

health insurance policy;

● confirmation of the purpose of the trip;

● availability of sufficient financial support for the entire period of the planned stay and for returning to the country of origin or transit to a third country;

● absence of a decision of the authorized state body of Ukraine to prohibit entry into Ukraine.


Please note! As of July 1, all Covid-19 restrictions and quarantine measures have been canceled in Ukraine.


How to confirm the purpose of a trip to Ukraine?


Justifying the purpose of traveling to Ukraine is quite simple, it is enough to provide one of the following documents:

● Notarized invitation from citizens of Ukraine - relatives, acquaintances, friends. Best suited for Canadians planning to visit their relatives.

● Confirmation of housing availability - hotel reservations, apartment rental contracts, etc.

● Tourist vouchers.

● Ticket to and from Ukraine.

● Invitations/tickets to seminars, exhibitions, fairs.

● Documents on treatment in medical facilities.

● Written confirmation of a meeting, conference, etc.

● Invitations from companies and organizations.

● Visa or tickets to a third country (to substantiate the purpose of the trip "transit to a third country").


How much money do you need to have for a trip to Ukraine?


The verification of financial support is carried out by authorized officials of the State Border Service on a selective basis. For a comfortable stay in Ukraine, you need an average of $45 per day per person. You can confirm the availability of financial support in cash by providing a bank statement, ATM check, etc.


Is insurance required to enter Ukraine?


An insurance policy is a mandatory document for crossing the Ukrainian border. When traveling to Ukraine under martial law, you should take care of an insurance policy that covers the indemnification of war-related risks. Insure your health and life in order to receive financial compensation in the event of an insured event. The insurance policy applies to foreign citizens, subjects of another state and stateless persons. There are no age restrictions. Military risk insurance is a guarantee of your protected stay on the territory of Ukraine. Apply for reliable insurance quickly and easily using the link.




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How to get to Ukraine from Canada?


The lack of direct flights significantly complicates travel to Ukraine from Canada. Therefore, it is necessary to plan the travel route in advance. The most convenient way to get from Canada to Ukraine is to fly to one of the airports in Europe, preferably the one located as close as possible to the Ukrainian border. From there continue the journey by land transport - bus, train.

We talked about convenient travel routes from Canada to Ukraine earlier, read more here. You can see the schedule and order plane, train or bus tickets by following the link.


Rules for transit through Ukraine


Canadian citizens have the right to transit through the territory of Ukraine. For this, it is not necessary to issue additional visas. The trip is based on visa-free rules.


How to look for housing in Ukraine?


There are many different accommodation establishments in Ukraine - hotels of various stars, hostels, guest houses, apartments, etc. When booking accommodation in Ukraine, be sure to consider the availability of shelters.

The largest database of safe hotels in Ukraine by link.


Legal support for Canadian citizens in Ukraine


While traveling in Ukraine, a foreigner may need legal advice, this is especially relevant in the conditions of martial law, when certain rights of citizens are limited.

VisitUkraine offers legal advice for foreigners on various issues. In particular, you can contact our specialists if you need: legal support of a lawyer in Ukraine, advice on the legal aspects of entering Ukraine, assistance with paperwork, etc. 

You can order a consultation with a highly qualified lawyer by following the link.


We remind you! The incredible beauty of Ukrainian nature attracts thousands of foreign tourists despite the security situation in the country. We told you whether it is worth traveling to Ukraine now and how much such a trip will cost in our previous article.




Our recommendation for a safe and comfortable trip: 


Visit Ukraine Insurance - insurance for a safe stay abroad without unnecessary expenses;

Green Card - compulsory car insurance for traveling abroad;

Visit Ukraine Tickets - book tickets for buses, trains, and airplanes to/from Ukraine and between cities around the world;

Private Lawyer service - professional legal support on visa and migration issues;

Visit Ukraine Merch - buy patriotic clothing and accessories with worldwide delivery.




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