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Ukrainians make almost 49 million trips to EU countries over 3 years of visa-free travel

Source : 112 Ukraine

The most active traffic is on the border with Poland
13:52, 11 June 2020

Ukraine's border with Poland
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Ukrainians have made almost 49 million trips to the countries of the European Union since the beginning of the visa-free regime, the press service of Ukraine's State Border Guard Service reports.

"Since the beginning of the visa-free regime (from June 11, 2017 to April 2020), Ukrainians have made a total of almost 49 million trips to EU countries on both biometric and non-biometric documents," the statement said.

In 2018-2019, the total number of trips to the Schengen countries increased by one million - to 18.65 million in 2019. In the first months of this year, the trend continued until the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic - Ukrainian citizens crossed the border with the EU three million times.

Related: Ukraine approves visa-free regime with Grenada

The most active traffic is on the border with Poland, as well as at checkpoints with Hungary and Romania. Slightly less - on the border with Slovakia.

Most travelers go on trips by air, the least - by water.

As we reported earlier, on May 14, Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba agreed with EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi to accelerate joint work over the conclusion of the agreement on ‘industrial visa-free regime’ between Ukraine and the EU.

Related: Ukraine’s visa-free regime with EU not to be abolished amid COVID-19 pandemic, - official

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