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Only 51 Ukrainians were denied EU entry under visa-free travel regime
16:01, 20 July 2017
Only 51 Ukrainians were denied EU entry under visa-free travel regime

Inability to explain the aim of the trip is a common reason for denial of entry

16:01, 20 July 2017

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Since the beginning of visa-free travel regime with the EU, only 51 Ukrainians were denied entry, as Oleh Slobodyan, the State Border Guard Service speaker, informs, as reprted by the Ukrainian News.

“To date, we have 51 entry denials. It’s a rather small percentage, less than 0,05%, from all Ukrainians who used visa-free travel regime,” he said.

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The State Border Guard Service also notes that since the introduction of the visa-free travel regime, they haven’t seen an increase in the number of Ukrainians crossing state borders.

“Looking at the travel tendency of the first month of visa-free travel, the Ukrainians yet again showed they take in new things calmly, even such as this. We don’t see a considerable increase of people at border checkpoints going to the EU,” Slobodyan said,

At the same time, he noted that the visa-free travel is becoming nigger. According to him, one third of the Ukrainians who crossed the EU border since July 11, used biometric passports, which most of them obtained in 2015 and 2016.

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“Speaking of those who used visa-free regime, meaning had only a biometric passport without visas or other documents, then since July 11, out of 120,000 Ukrainians who crossed the EU border, it was 852 people, which is about 5%,” he added.

As it was reported earlier, in a month, over 95,000 Ukrainians used visa-free travel regime with the EU.

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