The majority of Ukrainians for the year bezveza went to the EU under the old rules – with the visa in the passport or biometric passport.
We are talking about travel in the EU with a biometric passport without valid visa.
However, this number of entries, not people. The guards say they can’t accurately calculate exactly how many people traveled.
The majority of Ukrainians for the year bezveza went to the EU under the old rules.
In General from June 2017 to June 2018 Ukrainians went to the EU 19.5 million times, and of these, about 4 million biometric passports, but with a valid visa.
Gradually, the periods of validity of these visas end and visa-free travelers is increasing.
In the first months bezveza they used an average of 80 thousand times a month in the fall and winter stir awake, and already in the spring of 2018 the number of visa-free travel again grew rapidly, according to the border guards.
Civic organization “Europe without barriers”, based on EU data found that in 2017, when six months operated a visa-free regime, the number of requests from the Ukrainians on a visa declined by half – from 1.4 million to 720 thousand.
According to the border guards, 36% of visa-free travellers in EU have used the aircraft.
In uasbgs noted that during bezveza the total number of trips of Ukrainians to the EU countries increased significantly.
If in 2016, the departure from Ukraine on the borders of the EU has issued 14.6 million Ukrainians in 2017, when six months have acted bezviz – such was 15,25 million.
According to tour operators, the growth of tourist flow to European countries amounted to 7-8%.
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