UAE, Ukraine implement visa-free travel

12 Mar 18



What is the change? A visa-free travel agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Ukraine has entered into force.

What does the change mean? UAE and Ukrainian nationals may now travel to each other’s countries for short-stay tourism and business trips without having to obtain a visa prior to travel.

  • Implementation time frame: Ongoing.
  • Visas/permits affected: Visit visas.
  • Who is affected: UAE and Ukrainian nationals traveling to each other’s countries.
  • Impact on processing time: The change will save travelers the time it takes to obtain a visa prior to traveling.
  • Business impact: Business travelers are among those covered by the agreement.

Background: The UAE and Ukraine signed an agreement to waive visa requirements for short-stay trips in November. The deal has since been put into effect. The arrangement allows Ukrainian nationals to visit the UAE for stays of up to 30 days, while UAE nationals may visit Ukraine for up to 90 days in a 180-day period.

BAL Analysis: The new visa agreement will ease travel for UAE and Ukrainian nationals traveling to each other’s countries.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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