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Ukraine visa policy

Ukraine visa policy

Ukraine visa policy determines rules and regulations on who can enter Ukraine and if they need a Ukraine visa.

Ukraine does not impose entry bans on foreign countries, however, Ukrainian border guards leave admission or refusal of entry at their discretion, even in regard to foreigners with valid Ukraine visas.

A number of countries have visa-free access to Ukraine, its citizens can stay without a visa from 14 to 90 days, depending on nationality.

According to the Ukraine visa policy, the Ukraine visa can be obtained via two methods: the e-Visa through an online application and a regular visa by visiting the Ukraine embassy.

The electronic visa (e-Visa) to Ukraine can be applied in a speedy and easy way. Ukraine e-Visa has an entirely online application process that can be completed within several minutes.

The regular visa requires the applicant’s presence at the embassy. Citizens of countries not eligible for electronic visas to Ukraine must have a visa interview with a consular officer.

Important! Because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it is not safe to visit Ukraine right now: missile attacks can happen in any Ukrainian region.

The visa policy and other entry requirements of Ukraine can change with little notice. Please contact the Ukrainian embassy in your country for updates on entry rules and the latest safety precautions. Check whether the embassy of your country has resumed work in Ukraine.

Who can enter Ukraine?

Ukraine allows entry to nationals of all countries if they meet the visa requirements and entry restrictions of Ukraine.

Certain countries have visa-free entry, while others are eligible for a Ukraine electronic visa or a regular visa.

Note that currently, due to Russia’s full-scale invasion, it may be dangerous to visit Ukraine. Air traffic has been suspended, and entry is only allowed by land through entry ports on the border with Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova.

Entry requirements for Ukraine

Visitors must have a passport valid at the time of entry and exit and containing at least one page for the entry stamp. Visa-required foreigners must also hold a Ukraine visa.

Travelers over 11 must present either COVID-19 vaccination proof or a PCR test with a negative result. It is necessary to have health insurance covering COVID-19 as well.

Persons visiting Ukraine may be requested to provide proof of sufficient funds, such as cash, bank cards with bank statements, accommodation bookings, tourist vouchers, or a letter from the inviting person or company.

Confirmation of the travel purpose and a return ticket or onward travel ticket is required.

It is illegal to enter Ukraine through a border point that is not currently controlled by the Ukrainian authorities. If you violate the rule, you may be arrested, fined, or subject to a travel ban.

You are able to legally enter Crimea only from mainland Ukraine entry points: entrance by other entry ports such as air, sea, or the Kerch Strait Bridge is illegal.

Documents checklist for entering Ukraine

Be prepared to present the following document to the immigration officer upon arrival:

  • a valid passport
  • a Ukrainian visa (if applicable)
  • proof of financial means
  • confirmation of the purpose of the trip
  • a return ticket
  • a vaccination certificate/negative PCR test
  • insurance policy covering coronavirus treatment

Please note that the situation in Ukraine is unstable, so the entry requirements of Ukraine (including the list of obligatory documentation) may be subject to change at any moment.

Follow the official sources of the Ukrainian government and contact the embassy in your country for the most recent information.

Methods of getting a visa to Ukraine

The visa to Ukraine is available through two application methods. Eligible citizens can apply for a Ukraine e-Visa, while citizens of other countries need to get a regular visa to Ukraine.

Electronic visa

The electronic visa to Ukraine was launched as a facilitation for international tourists, as it involves a simple online application process.

All requested is to fill out the online form, upload copies of necessary documents, and pay the fees. The Ukraine e-Visa will be delivered to the email address.

Applicants can choose between two Ukraine electronic visa types: a single-entry visa and a double-entry visa.

Regular visa

Foreigners who cannon apply online must contact the nearest Ukraine consulate for an appointment to get a regular visa.

In order to obtain a regular visa to Ukraine, a person must visit the embassy/consulate of Ukraine, complete the application form, attach all the required documentation, and answer the consular officer’s questions.

Countries and regions which require a visa for entry into Ukraine

Check which method of applying for a visa to Ukraine you should use.

Electronic visa

  • AustraliaAustralia
  • BarbadosBarbados
  • BahrainBahrain
  • BoliviaBolivia
  • BahamasBahamas
  • BhutanBhutan
  • BelizeBelize
  • ChinaChina
  • ColombiaColombia
  • Costa RicaCosta Rica
  • DominicaDominica
  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
  • EcuadorEcuador
  • FijiFiji
  • MicronesiaMicronesia
  • GrenadaGrenada
  • GuatemalaGuatemala
  • HondurasHonduras
  • HaitiHaiti
  • IndonesiaIndonesia
  • IndiaIndia
  • JamaicaJamaica
  • CambodiaCambodia
  • KiribatiKiribati
  • KuwaitKuwait
  • LaosLaos
  • Saint LuciaSaint Lucia
  • Marshall IslandsMarshall Islands
  • MyanmarMyanmar
  • MacauMacau
  • MauritiusMauritius
  • MaldivesMaldives
  • MexicoMexico
  • MalaysiaMalaysia
  • NicaraguaNicaragua
  • NepalNepal
  • NauruNauru
  • New ZealandNew Zealand
  • OmanOman
  • PeruPeru
  • SurinameSuriname
  • El SalvadorEl Salvador
  • ThailandThailand
  • Timor LesteTimor Leste
  • TuvaluTuvalu
  • TaiwanTaiwan
  • Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • VanuatuVanuatu
  • SamoaSamoa
  • South AfricaSouth Africa
  • SingaporeSingapore
  • SeychellesSeychelles
  • PalauPalau
  • Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
  • Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago
  • Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands

Regular visa

  • AfghanistanAfghanistan
  • AnguillaAnguilla
  • AngolaAngola
  • American SamoaAmerican Samoa
  • ArubaAruba
  • Aland IslandsAland Islands
  • BangladeshBangladesh
  • Burkina FasoBurkina Faso
  • BurundiBurundi
  • BeninBenin
  • BermudaBermuda
  • BotswanaBotswana
  • Cocos IslandsCocos Islands
  • CongoCongo
  • Central African RepublicCentral African Republic
  • Ivory CoastIvory Coast
  • Cook IslandsCook Islands
  • CameroonCameroon
  • CubaCuba
  • Christmas IslandChristmas Island
  • DjiboutiDjibouti
  • AlgeriaAlgeria
  • EgyptEgypt
  • EritreaEritrea
  • EthiopiaEthiopia
  • Falkland IslandsFalkland Islands
  • Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands
  • GabonGabon
  • GeorgiaGeorgia
  • French GuianaFrench Guiana
  • GhanaGhana
  • GibraltarGibraltar
  • GreenlandGreenland
  • GambiaGambia
  • Guinea BissauGuinea Bissau
  • GuineaGuinea
  • GuadeloupeGuadeloupe
  • Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea
  • GuamGuam
  • GuyanaGuyana
  • IndiaIndia
  • IraqIraq
  • IranIran
  • JordanJordan
  • KenyaKenya
  • ComorosComoros
  • North KoreaNorth Korea
  • Cayman IslandsCayman Islands
  • LebanonLebanon
  • Sri LankaSri Lanka
  • LiberiaLiberia
  • LesothoLesotho
  • LibyaLibya
  • MoroccoMorocco
  • MadagascarMadagascar
  • MaliMali
  • Northern Mariana IslandsNorthern Mariana Islands
  • MartiniqueMartinique
  • MauritaniaMauritania
  • MontserratMontserrat
  • MalawiMalawi
  • MozambiqueMozambique
  • NamibiaNamibia
  • New CaledoniaNew Caledonia
  • NigerNiger
  • Norfolk IslandNorfolk Island
  • NigeriaNigeria
  • NiueNiue
  • French PolynesiaFrench Polynesia
  • Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea
  • PhilippinesPhilippines
  • PakistanPakistan
  • Sierra LeoneSierra Leone
  • SenegalSenegal
  • SomaliaSomalia
  • SyriaSyria
  • SwazilandSwaziland
  • Caicos IslandsCaicos Islands
  • ChadChad
  • TogoTogo
  • TokelauTokelau
  • TurkmenistanTurkmenistan
  • TunisiaTunisia
  • TongaTonga
  • TanzaniaTanzania
  • UgandaUganda
  • United StatesUnited States
  • VenezuelaVenezuela
  • British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin Islands
  • VietnamVietnam
  • SamoaSamoa
  • YemenYemen
  • MayotteMayotte
  • ZambiaZambia
  • ZimbabweZimbabwe
  • RwandaRwanda
  • RussiaRussia
  • SudanSudan
  • South SudanSouth Sudan
  • United States Virgin IslandsUnited States Virgin Islands
  • Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos Islands
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Isle of ManIsle of Man
  • GuernseyGuernsey
  • Sao Tome and PrincipeSao Tome and Principe
  • Saint MartinSaint Martin
  • Saint HelenaSaint Helena
  • ReunionReunion
  • Puerto RicoPuerto Rico
  • JerseyJersey
  • CuracaoCuracao
  • Cape VerdeCape Verde
  • British Indian Ocean TerritoryBritish Indian Ocean Territory
  • Saint BarthelemySaint Barthelemy
  • Sint MaartenSint Maarten
  • BonaireBonaire

Visa-free countries

  • AndorraAndorra
  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
  • AlbaniaAlbania
  • ArmeniaArmenia
  • ArgentinaArgentina
  • AustriaAustria
  • AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
  • Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
  • BelgiumBelgium
  • BulgariaBulgaria
  • BrazilBrazil
  • BelarusBelarus
  • CanadaCanada
  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
  • ChileChile
  • SerbiaSerbia
  • CyprusCyprus
  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
  • GermanyGermany
  • DenmarkDenmark
  • EstoniaEstonia
  • SpainSpain
  • FinlandFinland
  • FranceFrance
  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
  • GeorgiaGeorgia
  • GreeceGreece
  • Hong KongHong Kong
  • CroatiaCroatia
  • HungaryHungary
  • IrelandIreland
  • IsraelIsrael
  • IcelandIceland
  • ItalyItaly
  • JapanJapan
  • KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan
  • Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevis
  • South KoreaSouth Korea
  • KazakhstanKazakhstan
  • LiechtensteinLiechtenstein
  • LithuaniaLithuania
  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
  • LatviaLatvia
  • MonacoMonaco
  • MoldovaMoldova
  • MontenegroMontenegro
  • MacedoniaMacedonia
  • MongoliaMongolia
  • MaltaMalta
  • NetherlandsNetherlands
  • NorwayNorway
  • PanamaPanama
  • PolandPoland
  • San MarinoSan Marino
  • TajikistanTajikistan
  • TurkeyTurkey
  • United StatesUnited States
  • UruguayUruguay
  • UzbekistanUzbekistan
  • Vatican CityVatican City
  • QatarQatar
  • PortugalPortugal
  • SwedenSweden
  • SlovakiaSlovakia
  • SloveniaSlovenia
  • Brunei DarussalamBrunei Darussalam
  • RomaniaRomania
  • ParaguayParaguay
  • Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda

Entry requirements for children

Children under 12 do not need to present proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test to enter Ukraine.

All other Ukraine entry requirements are the same regardless of a traveler’s age.

Note: the Ukraine visa application for a minor must be submitted by their parent or guardian.

Transit information

For transit through Ukraine, foreigners need to hold documents confirming their departure from Ukraine within 48 hours and the health policy that covers COVID-19 observation and treatment for the duration of their stay.

Persons from countries with visa requirements must obtain a Ukraine visa for transit.

Important information

  • There are two methods of getting a visa to Ukraine: an online application for an e-Visa and an in-person visit to the embassy for a regular visa.
  • Ukraine e-Visa is available in two types: as a single-entry and a multiple-entry visa.
  • Some nationalities enjoy visa-free entry to Ukraine for a limited period of time.
  • Besides a visa to Ukraine, travelers also need a valid passport, proof of sufficient funds, confirmation of the travel purpose, a return ticket, a vaccination certificate/negative PCR test, and an insurance policy covering COVID-19 treatment.
  • It is illegal to cross Ukrainian borders through a border point that is not currently controlled by the Ukrainian authorities.
  • Because of ongoing Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, currently, there are no completely safe regions in the country: each foreign person is responsible for their own safety.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do I need a visa to travel to Ukraine?

If you are not from a visa-exempt country, you must have a valid visa to cross the Ukrainian borders. The right method of applying for a Ukrainian visa depends on your citizenship.

What are the methods of getting a visa for Ukraine?

There are two methods for applying for a Ukraine visa: online for a Ukraine e-Visa and by attending the Ukraine embassy/consulate for a regular visa. Choose the method according to your nationality.

Can I get a Ukrainian visa on arrival?

No. The visa-on-arrival facility was terminated. Check the list of eligible countries to know which application method you should use instead.

What are the requirements for going to Ukraine?

Foreign travelers to Ukraine must have a valid passport, a Ukrainian visa (for non-exempt citizens), proof of financial means, confirmation of the travel purpose, a return ticket, a vaccination certificate/negative PCR test, and an insurance policy covering coronavirus treatment.

Do I need a visa to transit through Ukraine?

Yes. If you do not have visa-free access to Ukraine, obtaining a Ukrainian visa for transit is mandatory. Remember to take an insurance policy with you.

What are the requirements for children traveling to Ukraine?

The Ukraine entry requirements for children are the same as for adult travelers, except for the requirement to show a negative PCR test/vaccination proof which children are exempt from.