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Entry to Ukraine for citizens of Portugal: do foreigners need a visa in 2023?

Portuguese citizens can enter Ukraine on a visa-free basis, but there are exceptions. Find out when foreigners need to apply for a visa to cross the Ukrainian border

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Ukraine is rich in natural wonders, UNESCO World Heritage sites, turbulent history and delicious cuisine. Therefore, even in spite of military operations, many travelers go to Ukraine to see the country's most important places.

What are the rules for entering Ukraine under martial law? In most cases, citizens of Portugal do not need a visa to travel to Ukraine, but there are certain exceptions.

Detailed information on the rules of entry into Ukraine can be found in our material.


It should be noted that over 3 thousand tourists from Portugal visited Ukraine in the first half of 2023.


Does a Portuguese citizen need a visa to Ukraine?


Citizens of Portugal have the right to enter Ukraine without a visa, if the planned stay is less than 90 days, and the purpose of the trip is tourism, visiting relatives or other short-term trips. It is prohibited to work and study without a visa.

For unhindered entry into Ukraine, the following documents must be presented at the border:

● valid foreign passport;

● health insurance policy;

● confirmation of the purpose of the trip – hotel reservations, apartment rental contracts, travel vouchers, tickets to seminars, exhibitions, fairs, invitations from companies and organizations, etc.;

● confirmation of sufficient financial support for travel in Ukraine - an average of $45 per person for each day of stay in Ukraine.

It is also no longer necessary to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and wear a protective mask when passing through border control. As of July 1, all Covid-19 restrictions and quarantine measures have been canceled in Ukraine.


When do citizens of Portugal need to issue a visa to Ukraine?


If the Portuguese plans to stay in Ukraine for more than 90 days or to work or get an education, then a visa must be obtained for such a trip. To do this, you need to contact the embassy or consulate of Ukraine in Portugal and apply for a long-term visa (type "D"). It is better to do it three months before the planned trip to Ukraine.

After arriving in Ukraine on the basis of a visa, you will be able to 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.


Do tourists travel in 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.

You can find out what motivates citizens of different countries of the world to go to Ukraine here.




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Rules for safe travel to Ukraine in wartime conditions


When traveling in Ukraine during a state of war, you should take care of an insurance policy that covers the indemnification of war-related risks: damages in the event of an accident due to hostilities or acts of terrorism, outpatient treatment and hospitalization, and emergency care.

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. Read more about the benefits of military risk insurance in Ukraine here.


Also, while in Ukraine, follow the safety rules. Useful information for entering Ukraine during the war at the link.


How to plan a trip to Ukraine: top useful tips


If you are planning to visit Ukraine, you should start your preparation by looking for an interesting tour. Ukraine is rich in natural wonders, UNESCO World Heritage sites, romantic cities, turbulent history and delicious cuisine. The largest database of safe tours in Ukraine by link.


We have already told about convenient routes from Portugal to Ukraine by train, bus or own car.


After arriving in Ukraine, you will be able to rent a car. How to do it? Detailed instructions here.


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 you should take with you on a train or plane by following the link.

We talked about the mistakes that tourists make when planning a trip to Ukraine in this article.


Ukraine is capable of surprising and impressing everyone, so we invite you on a fabulous journey!




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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;

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

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