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Entry to Ukraine for Georgian citizens: do foreigners need a visa in 2023/2024?

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Entry to Ukraine for Georgian citizens: do foreigners need a visa in 2023/2024?

Georgians can enter Ukraine on a visa-free basis, 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 and stay in Ukraine
Buy insurance for safe entry and stay in Ukraine

In the conditions of martial law, the migration legislation and the rules of entry into Ukraine have not changed, the land borders of the state work as usual. Both Ukrainians and foreigners have the right to enter the country. The only thing that complicates the journey is closed air space.

The Administration of the State Border Service of Ukraine reports that over 1.3 million foreigners visited the country in the first 8 months of 2023, including 6,197 citizens of Georgia. Many tourists also came in 2022.

Ukrainian culture and nature attract travelers even despite the military risks. Most foreigners go to Ukraine for private purposes, on a tourist trip, as part of diplomatic missions or to join the ranks of volunteers.

Depending on the citizenship, a foreigner must obtain a visa or prepare documents for visa-free entry to travel to Ukraine.

Do citizens of Georgia need a visa to Ukraine? Rules of entry and safe travels further.

Rules of entry from Georgia to Ukraine

A visa-free regime has been established between Ukraine and Georgia, so Georgians have the right to unhindered entry to Ukraine if the purpose of the trip is tourism, visiting relatives or other short-term trips.

Importantly! It is forbidden to work or study without a visa.

List of documents for visa-free entry to Ukraine from Georgia

Citizens of Georgia have the right to cross the Ukrainian border on the basis of an ID card. Entry is also possible with a valid foreign passport.

In addition, it is necessary to have the following list of documents:

health insurance policy;

● confirmation of the purpose of the trip;

● sufficient financial support for the entire period of the planned stay in Ukraine and for returning to the country of origin;

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

Foreigners do not need to provide proof of vaccination and wear a protective mask, because as of July 1, all restrictions and quarantine measures related to the Covid-19 epidemic have been canceled in Ukraine.

How to confirm the purpose of a trip to Ukraine?

Depending on the purpose of the trip, it can be confirmed with one of the following documents:

● Visiting relatives – invitations from citizens of Ukraine (family members, acquaintances, friends, etc.).

● Tourism – confirmation of booked tour and availability of housing in Ukraine: hotel room, apartment rental agreement, etc.

● Attending events – invitations/tickets to seminars, exhibitions, fairs.

● Medical tourism – documents about treatment in medical facilities.

● Business visit – written confirmation of a meeting, conference, etc.; invitations from companies and organizations.

For more details about the procedure for confirming the purpose of travel to Ukraine, read the link.

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Financial support for travel to Ukraine

For a comfortable stay in Ukraine, you need an average of $45 per day per person.

Representatives of the State Border Service conduct a check of financial support on a selective basis. You can confirm the availability of a sufficient amount of funds in cash by providing a bank statement, an ATM check, etc.

When will a citizen of Georgia need to issue a visa to Ukraine?

A Georgian citizen must obtain a visa if he plans to work or study in Ukraine.

The permit must be issued before traveling at the embassy or consulate of Ukraine located in Georgia. 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. A migration lawyer will help you understand all the intricacies of Ukrainian legislation. Order a consultation of highly qualified specialists using the link.

Customs rules at the Ukrainian border

Individuals may transport across the border of Ukraine without a written declaration to the customs authority:

- Personal belongings: two mobile phones, one video camera, one camera, two portable personal computers; sports equipment; personal jewelry that was in use; clothes, shoes intended for personal use; 500 ml of toilet water or 100 ml of perfume, other items for personal use.

- Goods whose total value does not exceed 500 euros or 50 kg.

- Monetary currency of Ukraine or foreign currency in an amount not exceeding the equivalent of 10,000 euros.

- Alcoholic drinks: vodka products (vodka, cognac, whiskey, etc.) in the amount of 1 liter, wine - 2 liters, beer - 5 liters.

- Tobacco products – 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco.

- Foodstuffs for personal use for an amount not exceeding 200 euros.

- Medicinal products, the amount should not exceed 5 packages of each name per person (except those containing narcotic or psychotropic substances).

Detailed list of goods and general rules for passing customs control can be found in our material. We will remind you that earlier we talked about the rules for importing cash, bank metals and the peculiarities of their declaration.

How to plan a trip to Ukraine? Useful tips from Visit Ukraine

Book a tour

In order to plan a trip to Ukraine, you need to book an interesting and safe tour. Ukrainian nature, rich culture, the most romantic and mysterious places – the largest base of routes from proven tourist operators at the link. Depending on your interests, you can also make an individual travel itinerary.

Visit Ukraine announced the launch of a special project - Donat-tours to Ukraine, which is designed to attract foreign tourists to travel to the de-occupied and front-line regions of southern Ukraine and to give everyone an opportunity to become a volunteer and part of Ukraine's victory. Read about the difference between military tours and donation tours here.

Make a route

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.

We have prepared for you some of the most convenient travel routes from Armenia to Ukraine. Look for them at the link.

Buy 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.

Find accommodation

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 using the link. Also, when choosing a hotel, pay attention to the presence of nearby shelters.

Will issue an insurance policy

The medical insurance policy is a mandatory document for visa-free entry to Ukraine. However, when traveling to a country under martial law, it is worth taking 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.

Collect documents for traveling in your own car

  If you plan to travel to Ukraine in your own car, be sure to purchase a "Green Card" insurance policy. We talked in detail about the rules for traveling to Ukraine by car with foreign registration in this article.

You can check the current state of queues for entry into Ukraine from Europe by following the link.

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

Importantly! 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.

We wish you a good trip!

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