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How to enter Ukraine in 2024: checkpoints and queues at the borders

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How to enter Ukraine in 2024: checkpoints and queues at the borders

Currently, Ukraine can only be reached by land, as there are no air connections to the country. Find out more about which border crossing points you can enter and where the longest queues are usually recorded

For safe entry into Ukraine, buy an insurance policy with maximum coverage (including war risks)
For safe entry into Ukraine, buy an insurance policy with maximum coverage (including war risks)
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As long as the skies over Ukraine remain closed to civilian aircraft, the only way to get to the country is by land: public transportation (buses/trains) or by car. At some checkpoints with Ukraine, it is also possible to cross the border on foot, but at most of them this can only be done to leave Ukraine and only for evacuation purposes.


In general, it is currently possible to enter Ukraine through the checkpoints located on the borders with Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova. The checkpoints on the border with russia and Belarus are closed, but Ukrainians trying to return to Ukraine can cross the border. Read more about where and how to do it here.


Read all about the rules of entry to Ukraine in 2024 for foreigners here.


Checkpoints on the border with Poland


Border crossing points between Ukraine and Poland operate around the clock. As a rule, the longest queues are at the checkpoints: Ustyluh, Shehyni, Uhryniv, Rava-Ruska, Krakivets.


● Yahodyn – Dorohusk: only trucks and buses are allowed to cross, cars are temporarily not allowed;

 Ustyluh – Zosyn: vehicle crossing point;

● Uhryniv – Dolobychiv: vehicle crossing point;

● Rava-Ruska – Hrebenne: vehicle crossing point;

 Hrushev – Budomyr: vehicle checkpoint;

● Krakivets – Korczowa: vehicle pass;

● Shehyni – Medyka: a pass for vehicles and those planning to cross the border on foot;

● Smiltsi – Korostenka: vehicle crossing point;

 Nyzhankovychi – Malhowice: only for trucks with a permissible maximum weight of more than 7.5 tons, without cargo (except for tanks, for dangerous goods, including fuels and lubricants).


Check the queues at the border crossing points with Poland


▶︎ to enter Ukraine;

▶︎ to leave Ukraine.


Checkpoints on the border with Slovakia


All but one checkpoint (Mali Selmentsi: from 09:00 to 21:00) is open around the clock. The longest queues are usually at the Uzhhorod checkpoint.


● Maly Berezny – Ubl'a: vehicle and pedestrian crossing point;

● Uzhhorod – Vysne Nemecke: vehicle crossing point;

● Mali Selmentsi – Velke Slemence: pass for pedestrians and cyclists.


Check the queues at the checkpoints with Slovakia


▶︎ to enter Ukraine;

▶︎ to leave Ukraine.


Checkpoints on the border with Hungary


Checkpoints on the border with Hungary have different opening hours. The longest queues are usually at the Tisa checkpoint.


● Tisa (Chop) – Záhony: vehicle crossing point / open around the clock;

● Dzvinkove – Lonya: vehicle and pedestrian crossing point / open from 08:00 to 19:00;

● Kosyno – Barabash: pass for cars and pedestrians / open from 08:00 to 20:00;

● Luzhanka – Beregsurany: vehicle and pedestrian crossing / open around the clock;

● Vylok – Tisabeč: vehicle and pedestrian crossing / open around the clock.


Check the queues at the checkpoints with Hungary


▶︎ to enter Ukraine;

▶︎ to leave Ukraine.




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Checkpoints on the border with Romania


All checkpoints are open around the clock. The longest queues are usually at the Dyakove checkpoint.


● Dyakove – Halmeu: vehicle checkpoint;

● Solotvyno – Sighetu Marmatiei: vehicles and pedestrians crossing;

 Krasnoilsk – Vicova de Sousa: vehicle and pedestrian crossing;

 Porubne – Siret: vehicular and pedestrian traffic;

● Dyakivtsi – Rakovets: vehicles (except for trucks) and pedestrians.


Check the queues at the checkpoints with Romania


▶︎ to enter Ukraine;

▶︎ to leave Ukraine.


Checkpoints on the border with Moldova


All checkpoints operate around the clock. The longest queues are usually at the Rososhany checkpoint.


 Rososhany – Briceni: vehicles and pedestrians are allowed to cross;

● Mamalyha – Kryva: vehicles and pedestrians crossing;

● Kelmentsi – Larga: vehicular and pedestrian traffic;

● Sokyryany – Oknytsia: vehicles and pedestrians crossing.

● Mohyliv-Podilskyi – Otach: vehicles are allowed to cross;

● Bronnytsia – Ungur: vehicle crossing.


Check the queues at the checkpoints with Moldova


▶︎ to enter Ukraine;

▶︎ to leave Ukraine.


Please note! When planning a trip to Ukraine, first of all, you need to take care of the appropriate insurance policy, because any foreign insurance automatically terminates 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 websiteFollow the link and choose an insurance policy with the appropriate coverage and indemnity amount for the required period.


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.


Want to know more? Read the latest news and useful materials about Ukraine and the world in the News section.




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

Visit Ukraine Legal advice – comprehensive legal support on entry to Ukraine;
Visit Ukraine Tickets – bus and train tickets to/from Ukraine;

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

Visit Ukraine Hotels – hotels for a comfortable stay in Ukraine;

Visit Ukraine Merch – patriotic clothing and accessories with worldwide delivery.




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