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Entry to Ukraine during the war: citizens of which countries visited Ukraine most often in 2023?

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Entry to Ukraine during the war: citizens of which countries visited Ukraine most often in 2023?

According to official information from the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, more than 1.3 million foreigners crossed the Ukrainian border between January 01, 2023 and August 01, 2023. Find out more about the citizens of which countries and for what purpose they came to Ukraine most often

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Despite the full-scale invasion of russia, foreigners continue to come to Ukraine, both for their own business and for tourist purposes. At the same time, in 2023, the number of foreign citizens who crossed the Ukrainian border increased compared to the previous year. 

We will tell you which countries were among the top 30 visitors to Ukraine in 2023 in the article below.


It should be noted that since February 24, 2022, the Visit Ukraine team has helped more than 1000 foreign tourists organize a trip to Ukraine. You can read more about Jim Nathanson's travel impressions here.


Top 30 countries whose citizens most often come to Ukraine


According to official data from the Administration of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, in 2023 (from 01.01.2023 to 01.08.2023), 1,339,863 foreign citizens crossed the Ukrainian border, the vast majority of them for private purposes.


Most often, foreigners came to Ukraine from:


1. Moldova - 573,545 citizens;

2. Romania - 232,942 citizens;

3. Poland - 136,604 citizens;

4. Hungary - 72,635 citizens;

5. Slovakia - 31,393 citizens;

6. Turkey - 30,214 citizens;

7. USA - 26,267 citizens;

8. Germany - 26,227 citizens;

9. Israel - 20,333 citizens;

10. Great Britain - 16,157 citizens;

11. Czech Republic - 12,749 citizens;

12. Italy - 12,135 citizens;

13. Azerbaijan - 10,325 citizens;

14. Syria - 9,204 citizens;

15. Lithuania - 8,457 citizens;

16. Georgia - 8,154 citizens;

17. russia - 7,214 citizens;

18. France - 7,148 citizens;

19. Bulgaria - 7,014 citizens;

20. Latvia - 5,572 citizens;

21. India - 5,443 citizens;

22. Canada - 4,804 citizens;

23. The Netherlands - 4,802 citizens;

24. Armenia - 3,848 citizens;

25. Philippines - 3,586 citizens;

26. Egypt - 3,258 citizens;

27. Belarus - 3,212 citizens;

28. Sweden - 3,136 citizens;

29. Portugal - 3,018 citizens;

30. Austria - 3,016 citizens.


Why do foreigners come to Ukraine?


In general, among foreign visitors to Ukraine, 1,276,212 people came for private purposes, 58,370 citizens were vehicle maintenance personnel, and 5,281 people entered the territory of Ukraine for transit purposes.




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How to enter Ukraine during the war?


Ukraine's airspace remains closed to civilian aircraft, despite statements about the possible opening of the skies, and therefore it is possible to enter Ukraine only by land.


According to the SBGS administration, foreigners most often enter Ukraine through the following checkpoints: "Mohyliv-Podilskyi, Porubne, Mayaky-Udobne, Mamalyha, Shehyni, Krakivets, and Solotvyno. For more information on how to check the queue status at the checkpoints for fast crossing of the Ukrainian border, please follow the link.


We would like to remind you that on our website you can find the most convenient routes to Ukraine from many countries. If you're looking for a quick and easy way to get to Ukraine, choose the country you need and follow the link.


How to get to Ukraine from:


USA ● Canada ● Poland ● Germany ● Slovakia ● Hungary ● Italy ● France ● Netherlands ● Czech Republic ● Lithuania ● Switzerland ● Sweden ● Turkey ● Austria ● Denmark ● Portugal ● Georgia ● Bulgaria ● India ● Greece ● Croatia Estonia Finland Latvia Belgium Slovenia Moldova Ireland Norway Spain russia 


Tickets to Ukraine


You can buy train/bus/plane tickets to Ukraine and between cities around the world through the convenient Visit Ukraine booking service. Here you can view the available options, timetables, and purchase tickets quickly and easily. The website has a bonus points system that allows you to travel much cheaper. Read more here.


Visa to enter Ukraine


Currently, Ukraine has a visa-free regime with the EU, Japan, Kuwait, the USA, Uruguay, etc. Citizens of these countries have the right to stay in Ukraine for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. However, in some cases, even citizens of visa-free countries must apply for a visa to enter Ukraine. Read more about who needs a visa and how to obtain it here.


Insurance for foreigners in Ukraine


In addition, foreigners must obtain adequate health insurance to enter Ukraine. We recommend purchasing an insurance policy that covers not only basic medical care, but also war-related risks to ensure maximum security. You can buy insurance covering military risks here. Read more about the benefits of such insurance policies here.


We remind you! When planning a trip to Ukraine, foreigners face a lot of questions about the rules of entry and stay in the country. Read the answers to the most frequently asked questions of foreigners from our team of migration lawyers here.


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