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Ecuador, North Korea, Jamaica, Zambia, and Yemen: what other distant countries did foreigners come to Ukraine from in 2023?

More than 2.4 million foreigners visited Ukraine last year, and some of them came from very unexpected countries. Find out how many of these adventurous tourists came to Ukraine, from which parts of the world they came, and for what purpose

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According to official statistics provided by the State Border Guard Service at the request of Visit Ukraine, more than 2.4 million foreigners entered Ukraine in 2023. The vast majority of them are citizens of Moldova, Romania, Poland, and Hungary. Other leaders include foreigners from the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey, and Italy. The list of countries from which people travel to Ukraine most often can be found here, and today we will tell you about an unexpected but no less interesting rating of the most distant countries whose citizens visited Ukraine last year. We'll also tell you how many of these brave tourists came to Ukraine and what they came for.


What distant countries did foreigners come to Ukraine from in 2023?


Thus, the following countries made it to the most anticipated rating:


1. Vietnam - 1,564 foreigners 

2. Colombia - 1,105 foreigners

3. Iraq - 1 027 foreigners 

4. Brazil - 1,066 foreigners

5. Macedonia - 846 foreigners

6. Jordan - 829 foreigners 

7. Morocco - 701 foreigners

8. Albania - 646 foreigners  

9. Bosnia and Herzegovina - 615 foreigners 

10.  Iran - 569 foreigners  

11. Argentina - 461 foreigners

12. Ecuador - 446 foreigners 

13. Madagascar - 385 foreigners 

14. New Zealand - 357 foreigners 

15. Jamaica - 214 foreigners 

16. Palestine - 294 foreigners

17. Mexico - 285 foreigners 

18. Ethiopia and Kenya - 194 foreigners each

19. Luxembourg - 193 foreigners

20. Iceland - 191 foreigners

21. Luxembourg - 193 foreigners

22. Bangladesh - 169 foreigners 

23. North Korea (DPRK) - 117 foreigners 

24. Venezuela - 85 foreigners 

25. Hong Kong - 76 foreigners 


In addition, in 2023, Ukraine was visited by: 85 foreigners from Yemen, 69 from the UAE, 65 from Zimbabwe, 64 from Cuba, 47 from Singapore, 42 from Zambia, 40 from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 38 from Uruguay, 36 from Tanzania and the Dominican Republic, 32 from Honduras, 27 from Guatemala, 25 from Guinea, 20 from Costa Rica, 10 from Eritrea, 9 from Haiti and Vanuatu, 12 from Liechtenstein, 7 from Somalia, 2 from Cambodia, and 1 from Barbados and Botswana, 


However, these are not all countries from which foreigners came to Ukraine in 2023, as the full list includes more than 172 countries. At the same time, the vast majority of all foreigners visited Ukraine for private purposes - 95.89% The rest: entered as vehicle service personnel (3.80%) or passed through Ukraine in transit (0.31%)


Remember! When planning a trip to Ukraine, first of all, you need to take care of the appropriate insurance policy. After all, entry into the country without an insurance policy is impossible, and any foreign insurance automatically expires after crossing the Ukrainian border. In this case, we recommend that you take out insurance specifically covering military risks, which will cover not only standard medical care/treatment/diagnosis, etc. but also accidents and injuries caused by passive or direct military risks.


You can take out such insurance on the Visit Ukraine website. Follow the link and choose an insurance policy with the appropriate coverage and indemnity amount for the required period. Read more about how to get insurance in Ukraine here.


We remind you! The imposed martial law on the territory of Ukraine does not prohibit the entry of foreigners, but it does impose some other restrictions. Read what you need for a safe trip and what nuances you should take into account when planning a trip to Ukraine during the war in our previous article.


Photo: Yurko Dyachyshyn/The NYTimes/Redux


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