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EU visa-free travel for Ukraine enters into force

Ukrainians can spend up to 90 days during 180 days travelling the EU.

EU visa-free travel for Ukraine enters into force
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The EU's visa liberalisation for Ukraine is now a reality.

As of 11 June, Ukrainians travelling on biometric passports can enter 26 EU member states, except for Great Britain and Ireland.

Also, they can travel to four more states of the Schengen zone visa-free which are not EU members: Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Estonia.

Also, countries and territories which previously required visas or which can be visited only by transit through Schengen member states, like Monaco and Vatican, are expected to drop visa requirements.

Under the new arrangements, Ukrainians can spend up to 90 days in the EU during a 180-day period.

The new arrangements are for travel only and not for work or residence.

The visa suspension mechanism is enacted at the same time, which the EU can use if there are migration risks or a direct threat to state policy or internal security from third parties' citizens.

Yesterday, President Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine was in talks with the EU to have mobile roaming fees lifted.