Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will propose that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs liberalize the country's travel regime with China and a number of other countries, whose citizens seek to come to Ukraine for tourist purposes.
"I'll instruct the Foreign Ministry because it is my vertical. My proposal for visa liberalization, especially today, is to lift visa requirements for the list of countries whose citizens are willing to visit us," Zelensky said, He speaking at a meeting with tour operators in Kamyanets-Podilskyi, Khmelnytsky region.
The president says the move will apply to a number of Arab countries, as well as Australia, New Zealand, India, and China.
"Most importantly, it's China because there's a stunning number of tourists who'd like to come to Ukraine," the president said.
He recalled that Ukraine's visa policy provides for canceling visas for citizens of countries where governments cancel visas for Ukrainians.
"Now, probably, is not the time. We need to compete for tourists, so I think we need to lift [visas] and I think a lot of people will be coming to us, especially Chinese or Indians who wish to visit Ukraine," said Zelensky.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expects the arrival of an assessment mission from Canada to study the possibility of liberalizing the visa regime between the two countries.