Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay / Photo from flickr.com/photos/marcelocampi

An intergovernmental agreement between Ukraine and Uruguay on the mutual abolition of visa requirements is taking effect from February 15, 2019, paving the way for visa-free travel between the two countries.

"The duration of stay for citizens of Ukraine without a visa on the territory of Uruguay will be 90 days, which can be extended for another period of 90 days," Ukraine's Embassy in Argentina said on Twitter.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on December 27 approved an agreement with Uruguay on the mutual abolition of visas.

Over the past year, Ukraine received visa-free access to another 14 countries, rising three positions up in the Henley Passport Index (HPI), according to the latest update published on January 8, 2019.