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Over half million Ukrainians cross EU border under visa-free regime
10:39, 19 June 2017
Over half million Ukrainians cross EU border under visa-free regime

21,000 used only their biometric IDs, - State Border Guard

10:39, 19 June 2017

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Since the EU-Ukraine visa-free regime was introduced, over 500,000 Ukrainians have traveled across the EU visa-free; only 21,000 of these used their biometric passports. The State Border Guard reported that on Monday, June 19.

One-third of the travelers used the passenger aircraft to cross the EU border, the rest proceeded through the border checkpoints using vehicles – mostly on state border with Poland and Hungary.   

On June 11, the EU-Ukraine visa-free regime took effect; from now on, Ukrainian citizens only need their biometric IDs to travel across 30 EU member countries. They can stay there up to 90 days during the 180-days-long period.

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