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Travel to Ukraine: do citizens of Norway need a visa in 2023?

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Travel to Ukraine: do citizens of Norway need a visa in 2023?

Citizens of Norway can enter Ukraine on the basis of a visa-free regime, but in some cases, they will still need to apply for a visa. Find out all about the current rules for entering Ukraine and other useful tips for foreigners

Buy insurance for safe entry to Ukraine
Buy insurance for safe entry to Ukraine

The rich culture of Ukraine and numerous architectural, cultural and natural sights impress and surprise foreigners. Travelers are planning a trip to the state even despite the martial law.

The airspace in Ukraine is closed, but the land borders work as usual. Both Ukrainians and foreigners have the right to enter the territory of the state, the main thing is to comply with migration requirements.

What are the rules of entry to Ukraine for Norwegian citizens? In most cases, Norwegians do not need a visa to travel to Ukraine, but there are certain exceptions. More details in our material.

Does a Norwegian need a visa to Ukraine?

Citizens of Norway have the right to visa-free entry to Ukraine if the following two requirements are met during the trip:

● Planned stay of less than 90 days within a 180-day period.

● The purpose of the trip is tourism, visiting relatives or other short-term trips. It is forbidden to work or study without a visa.

What documents do Norwegians need to provide for visa-free entry to Ukraine?

Entry into Ukraine is carried out on the basis of a valid foreign passport. It is also necessary to provide:

● health insurance policy;

● a document that will confirm the purpose of the trip to Ukraine - booking a tour, tickets to seminars, exhibitions, fairs, invitations from companies and organizations;

● proof of residence – hotel reservations, apartment rental contracts, etc.;

● confirmation of sufficient funds for stay in Ukraine ($45 per person for each day of stay in Ukraine).

Importantly! It is not necessary to provide proof of vaccination against Covid-19 and to wear a protective mask in Ukraine, because from July 1, all restrictions and quarantine measures have been canceled in the country.

In what cases should Norwegian citizens have a visa to Ukraine?

If a Norwegian citizen plans to work, study or travel to Ukraine for more than 90 days, a visa must be obtained for such a trip. It can be issued before the trip at the embassy or consulate of Ukraine, which is located in the foreigner's country of origin. It is better to apply for a long-term visa (type "D") three months before the planned trip to Ukraine.

After arriving in Ukraine on the basis of a long-term visa, a foreigner must obtain a residence permit. The procedure for obtaining a residence permit in Ukraine consists of several stages and requires the preparation of a certain list of documents. For the successful execution of the document, you should consult a migration lawyer.

How to come to Ukraine from Norway?

Planning a trip to Ukraine in closed airspace can be quite difficult. However, we have collected the most convenient and fastest routes for you.

Another important element of a well-planned trip is the choice of a proven service for buying tickets. That is why thousands of travelers book tickets on the Visit Ukraine portal. Plane, train or bus - a ticket for any type of transport in one place. See the schedule and order tickets via the link.

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Do foreign tourists go to Ukraine during the war?

Over 1.3 million tourists came to Ukraine in 7 months of 2023, and many travelers also visited the country in 2022. Despite the martial law, foreigners continue to explore Ukraine and express their support for the courageous Ukrainian people.

Ukraine makes every tourist fall in love with it, travelers' impressions of a trip to the country during the war can be read here and here.

How to prepare a safe trip to Ukraine? Top 8 useful tips for Norwegians

The following tips will help you prepare a comfortable, easy and safe trip to Ukraine:

1. To see the beauty of Ukrainian nature, its rich culture, the most romantic and mysterious places, book an interesting and most importantly safe tour. The largest database of routes from verified travel operators is available at the link.

2. When booking a hotel, pay attention to the availability of nearby shelters. Ukraine has a very wide base of accommodation facilities. During your vacation, you can stay in a hotel with different stars, a hostel, rent an apartment or rest in a guest house. You can book the best accommodation using the link.

3. Medical insurance is mandatory for visa-free entry to Ukraine. However, it is also important to have an insurance policy that covers war-related risks: accidental damage due to hostilities or acts of terrorism, outpatient treatment, hospitalization and emergency care. We talked about the advantages of military risk insurance in Ukraine earlier. You can take out reliable insurance quickly and easily by following the link.

4. In order for the trip to be unforgettable and comfortable, it is important to prepare in advance the necessary arsenal of things that will ensure a trouble-free course of your trip to Ukraine. Find out what to take with you on a train or plane here.

5. When traveling in Ukraine, be sure to follow the safety rules and do not violate the curfew.

6. To feel more mobile, tourists who will come to Ukraine without their own transport are advised to rent a car.

7. Protect yourself from the most popular mistakes made by tourists when planning a trip to Ukraine. Learn about them here.

8. Ask for help from Visit Ukraine managers at any stage of preparation for a trip to Ukraine, as well as during your stay in the country.

Ukraine is a wonderful country, rich in natural wonders, UNESCO World Heritage sites, turbulent history and delicious cuisine. We invite you on a fabulous journey to see the beauty of the state and fall in love with it forever.

You may be interested in:

Visit Ukraine Donation - make a good deed and an important contribution to the Victory of Ukraine;

Visit Ukraine Legal advice - comprehensive legal support on entry to Ukraine;

Visit Ukraine Tours - the largest online database of tours to Ukraine for every taste;

Visit Ukraine Merch - choose patriotic clothing and accessories with worldwide delivery;

Visit Ukraine News - get the latest news and updates in our Telegram channel;

Cooperation - cooperation and advertising integrations with Visit Ukraine and Visit World projects.

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