President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky imposed a temporary visa-free regime for citizens of China who enter Ukraine as tourists. Press service of the Office of the President reported that on July 29.
According to the document, the temporary regime will be active from August 2020 till January 2021. The Chinese citizens who come to Ukraine as tourists will be able to stay in Ukraine without visas for 30 days within the 180-days-long period.
The President's Office claimed that the decision was made in order to develop friendly bilateral relations between Ukraine and China, as well as to boost cooperation in the tourism sector.
The presidential decree takes effect on the day it was published, July 28.
Meanwhile, the European Union is not going to open its borders to Ukrainian citizens this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic. This was announced by Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishyna in an interview with Segodnya.
Stefanishyna noted that the issue was not political, but purely epidemiological. At the same time, she added that each EU country could make a decision for itself.