Only 50 of over 95,000 Ukraine nationals denied EU entry since visa free travel start

11:05, 11 July 2017
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Over the month since the introduction for Ukrainians of the visa-free travel across the European Union, only 50 out of more than 95,000 Ukrainian citizens were denied entry by the EU member states’ border guards, as reported by the Department of Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

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"Month of visa-free travel: 95,461 citizens of Ukraine used their right of visa-free entry into the European Union countries, 50 justified refusals, mainly due to failure to confirm the purpose of their visit. Be careful while traveling," the message says.

Read alsoUkraine MFA warns citizens against abuse of visa-free travel for workAs UNIAN reported earlier, since June 11, the decision of the European Union came into effect to grant citizens of Ukraine a visa-free short-term travel across the EU countries and the Schengen area, with the exception of Great Britain and Ireland.

Read alsoRussia threatens to retaliate against Ukraine’s entry rules for RussiansAt the same time, Ukraine is mulling the introduction of biometric control for foreigners during border crossing routine, in order to step up anti-terrorist measures, that's according to President Poroshenko.

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