December 22, a visa-free regime between Ukraine and Northern Macedonia came into force. State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andriy Zayats reported this on Twitter.
“Traveling to Macedonia without visas on an ongoing basis enabled: both short and long-term (immigration) visas have been canceled,” the MFA representative wrote.
The agreement provides for the simplification of travel of citizens of Northern Macedonia and Ukraine without visa requirements, provided that the duration of their stay does not exceed ninety days for each period of one hundred and eighty days.
In April 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine announced the signing of an agreement on visa liberalization with Macedonia.
October 3, 2019, the government of Northern Macedonia approved a draft law on ratification of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on the conditions of civil trips.
As reported before, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hoped Canada would gradually liberalize the visa regime for Ukrainians. He stated this during a telephone conversation with Canadian Prime Minister Justine Trudeau.