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Traveling to Ukraine: do Spanish citizens need a visa in 2023?

Spanish citizens 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

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The introduction of martial law did not affect the migration legislation and the rules of entry into Ukraine. Both Ukrainians and foreigners can cross the state border. To enter Ukraine, tourists must have an appropriate package of documents, which depends on the traveler's citizenship. Also, from July 1, all restrictions and quarantine measures related to the Covid-19 epidemic were canceled in Ukraine, which significantly simplified the entry rules. From now on, foreigners do not need to provide proof of vaccination and wear a protective mask.

Do Spanish citizens need a visa to enter Ukraine? Spaniards do not need a visa for a tourist trip to the country, because a visa-free regime is established between Ukraine and Spain. However, there are cases when Spaniards will have to issue a permit to enter Ukraine. Read more in our material.


Who has the right to come from Spain to Ukraine without a visa?


Spanish citizens have the right to visa-free entry to Ukraine if their trip meets the following two requirements:

● The planned duration of stay in Ukraine is 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 Spaniards need for visa-free entry to Ukraine?


The basis for the entry of a Spanish citizen into Ukraine is a valid foreign passport. It is also necessary to provide:

health insurance policy;

● confirmation of the purpose of the trip to Ukraine – purchased tour, tickets to seminars, exhibitions, fairs, invitations from relatives, information about a short-term business trip;

● confirmation of the availability of housing in Ukraine – hotel reservations, apartment rental contracts, etc.;

● sufficient financial support for travel in Ukraine ($45 per person for each day of stay in Ukraine).


When does a Spanish citizen need to issue a visa to Ukraine?


It is necessary to issue a visa for entering Ukraine if:

● The planned period of stay in Ukraine exceeds 90 days.

● The Spaniard plans to work, get an education in Ukraine, etc.

It is necessary to issue a long-term visa (type "D") before traveling, at the embassy or consulate of Ukraine located in Spain. It is better to apply for a visa three months before the planned trip to Ukraine.

After arriving in Ukraine on the basis of a visa, it is necessary to issue 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. An immigration lawyer will help you understand all the intricacies of Ukrainian legislation. Order a consultation of highly qualified specialists using the link.




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How to get to Ukraine from Spain?


The airspace in Ukraine is closed, so in order for your trip to pass as quickly and comfortably as possible, you should plan it in advance.

The most convenient and popular option for a trip to Ukraine among foreigners is to fly to one of the European airports located near the Ukrainian border and continue the trip to the chosen Ukrainian city by bus or train. Also, many tourists prefer to travel by their own car.

Look for even more convenient routes from Spain to Ukraine in our material.


Do foreign tourists travel to Ukraine during the war?


Despite the state of war, tourists continue to explore Ukraine. Over 1.3 million foreigners came to the country in 7 months of 2023. And this number is constantly increasing. Also, many travelers visited Ukraine in 2022. Read how many foreigners entered Ukraine during the war at the link.

Ukraine makes everyone fall in love with it. Foreign tourists talk about their impressions of the journey to the country during the war here and here.


How can a Spaniard plan a safe trip to Ukraine under martial law? Step-by-step instructions.


● 1st stage – searching and booking a tour

If you plan to visit Ukraine for the purpose of tourism, book an interesting and most importantly safe tour.


● 2nd stage – purchase of tickets

An important stage of preparing a trip to Ukraine is the process of purchasing tickets. To make your trip as comfortable as possible, you should choose only proven ticket purchase services. Thousands of travelers book tickets on the Visit Ukraine portal. Plane, train or bus - a ticket for any type of transport in one place. You can see the schedule and make a reservation by following the link.


● Stage 3 – find housing

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. Also, when booking a hotel, pay attention to the availability of nearby shelters. You can find housing by following the link.


● Step 4 – take care of insurance

A medical insurance policy is a mandatory document for visa-free entry to Ukraine. However, it is also important to find insurance that covers war-related risks: accidental damage due to hostilities or acts of terrorism, outpatient treatment, hospitalization and emergency care. You can get reliable insurance quickly and easily here.


● Stage 5 – prepare for the journey

Your journey to Ukraine begins at the moment of boarding a plane, train or car. In order for it to be unforgettable and comfortable, it is important to prepare the necessary arsenal of things in advance. Find out what you should take with you on vacation in our material. Also, familiarize yourself with the most typical mistakes that foreign tourists make when planning a trip to Ukraine, so as not to repeat them.


● Stage 6 – go on a journey

Collect the necessary things and documents and go on a journey.


● 7th stage – rent a car in Ukraine

  Tourists who will come to Ukraine without their own transport are advised to rent a car in order to feel more mobile.


● Step 8 – follow the safety rules in Ukraine

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


Do you have any questions? Contact the managers of Visit Ukraine for help 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, delicious cuisine, romantic and mystical places, so we invite you on a fabulous journey!



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We recommend purchasing it for a safe and comfortable trip to Ukraine: 


Visit Ukraine Insurance - safe travel in Ukraine (insurance covering military risks);

Visit Ukraine Tickets - book bus and train tickets to/from Ukraine;

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

Visit Ukraine Hotels - book hotels for a comfortable stay in Ukraine;

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

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