What Transcarpathians should know about open borders with the EU
On June 11, Ukrainians, owners of biometric passports, will be able to freely, without visas, cross the border and visit almost every country in the European Union (excluding the UK and Ireland, that are members of the EU but not members of the Schengen area) as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland that are not members of the EU but signed the Schengen agreement.
For free travel to the Schengen countries, citizens of Ukraine must:
- have a biometric travel passport. Having a biometric passport, citizens of Ukraine will be able to travel to the EU without a visa from any country in the world;
- present proof of the purpose of travel or invitation from friends or relatives;
- have sufficient financial resources (cash or bank card). Different EU countries have different requirements, which can be found HERE
- have a place to stay (for example, booked hotel room);
- confirm intention to return home (return ticket).
The duration of stay in the EU without a visa is limited. You can stay in the EU for 90 days during any period of 180 days. The number of border crossings is not limited.
Meanwhile, the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine draws attention to the importance of the reading and understanding before the trip the following information:
EU customs regulations, which can be found at the links listed in the table (attached);
rules of passage of "green" and "red" corridors at checkpoints across the state border of Ukraine (attached).
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