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Ukrainians Enjoying Visa-Free EU Travel

Ukrainians Enjoying  Visa-Free EU TravelUkrainians Enjoying  Visa-Free EU Travel

More than 45,000 Ukrainian nationals had crossed the European Union border with no visas in their biometric passports by June 25 after the EU started to implement the visa-free travel regime for Ukrainians, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine said in a press release on Monday.

“To travel to European countries without visas, a total of 15,700 citizens used air transport. Others went by train or crossed the frontier via automobile border-crossing points, mostly those situated along the Polish (16,300 Ukrainians travelers) and the Hungarian (6,400) borders,” the Border Guard Service’s press center said, Kyiv Post reported.

“However, the statistical increase in the number of those [Ukrainian] nationals traveling visa-free to European countries was recorded over weekends.”

A total of 43 Ukrainians were denied crossing the border. An absolute majority of such cases was related to earlier violations of EU immigration rules.

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