Ukraine cancels visa requirement for Australia, New Zealand and some Arab states

In June, Zelenskiy said Ukraine was considering canceling its visa requirement for tourists from several countries. (File/AFP)
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Updated 22 July 2020

Ukraine cancels visa requirement for Australia, New Zealand and some Arab states

  • Zelenskiy said Ukraine was considering canceling its visa requirement for tourists from several countries in June
  • The new visa-free regime will apply if the tourist’s stay in Ukraine does not exceed 90 days

KYIV: Tourists from Australia, New Zealand and several Arab states will no longer need a visa to visit Ukraine from Aug. 1, according to a decree signed by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and published on his website.
In June, Zelenskiy said Ukraine was considering canceling its visa requirement for tourists from several countries, including China, in order to attract more visitors once lockdowns imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic are eased.
The new visa-free regime will apply if the tourist’s stay in Ukraine does not exceed 90 days.
Last year, Ukraine introduced electronic visas for citizens of 52 countries, including China and Australia. A single 30-day visa costs $85. European Union citizens can enter for short trips without a visa.


Armenian president to discuss Nagorno-Karabakh with EU, NATO

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Armenian president to discuss Nagorno-Karabakh with EU, NATO

  • The trip follows more than three weeks of fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh
  • Armenia expects NATO and EU leaders to do “everything possible” to stop the fighting and to “bring to life” a cease-fire deal

YEREVAN: Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has left for Brussels to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with NATO and European Union officials, his office said on Wednesday.
During the visit he will meet NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell and European Council President Charles Michel, it said.
Armenia expects NATO and EU leaders to do “everything possible” to stop the fighting and to “bring to life” a cease-fire deal, it said.
The trip follows more than three weeks of fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountain enclave that is internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan but is governed by ethnic Armenians.