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Visa-free regime for British citizens in Ukraine extended past Brexit

Written by
Vasil Kisil & Partners, a leading multidisciplinary Ukrainian law firm.
Following the UK's withdrawal from the EU, Ukraine has extended the period of visa-free travel to 30 January 2021.

On 29 January 2020, the President of Ukraine issued an order (No. 28/2020) extending the visa-free regime for British citizens until 30 January 2021. During this transition period, Ukraine and the UK will negotiate a trade deal including provisions on travelling between the two countries. It is expected that the visa-free regime for the British citizens will be permanent, while Ukraine will ask the UK to soften its visa rules for Ukrainian citizens.

Up until Brexit, British citizens enjoyed visa-free entry to Ukraine (90 days within a 180-day period) as EU citizens. With the UK leaving the EU, they cannot enjoy this benefit any more. This is why Ukraine has unilaterally extended the visa-free regime for the transition period until 30 January 2021.


Oleksandr Melnyk
Associate - Ukraine
Vasil Kisil & Partners