Can You Travel to Ukraine with a US Visa
With all the geopolitical instability in the countries that belonged to the erstwhile USSR, there still is confusion about the rules of entry to countries like the Ukraine. However, Ukraine is a popular travel destinations for globe trotters, with a report on Kyiv Post saying that 13.6 million foreigners visited Ukraine in 2016, an increase of 5.6% compared to 2015.
A survey by Henley and Partners Visa Restrictions Index 2017 revealed that Ukrainian passport holders can enter 82 countries visa free. However, if you wish to enter the Ukraine, a valid US visa will not suffice. Here’s a look at the rules for entry.
Rules to Enter Ukraine
For entering Ukraine, you will have to obtain a visa prior to leaving your country. However, several countries enjoy visa-free entry, visa on arrival and e-visa facilities.
- Visa Free Entry: Citizens of several countries are allowed visa-free entry into Ukraine. So, check the visa-free list for Ukraine before planning your trip. The maximum length of stay, however, is limited to 90 days, after which you will need to apply for a visa.
- Visa on Arrival: If you are from one of the countries permitted visa on arrival, then you can get a C-Type short term visa for 15 days. It allows a one-time entry into Ukraine. You can get visa on arrival on reaching one of the check points at Zhuliany International Airport in Kyiv.
- E-Visa: Ukraine allows you to stay for 30 days with an e-visa. If you belong to one of these 46 countries, you are eligible for an e-visa.
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Don’t forget to get Travel Insurance
It’s a great idea to get Travel insurance when traveling to USA. As medical cost (even for the common cold) can run into hundreds of dollars in the US, it is recommended that you get good medical insurance, before your trip. Good thing is that if you buy it online before your trip, it may be cheaper.