Ukraine temporarily cancels visas for Chinese tourists to boost travel industry
03/25/2021|12:40:01 PM|Kyiv Post

Starting on April 1, Chinese tourists can enter Ukraine without visas and stay in the country for up to 30 days, according to a decree signed by President Volodymyr Zelensky on March 23.

The visa-free regime for Chinese tourists is temporary and will last until Sept. 30.

President Zelensky has lifted visa restrictions for the Chinese to “develop friendly relations” and “strengthen bilateral cooperation in the tourism sector” between Ukraine and China.

It is not the first time Ukraine has temporarily canceled visas for Chinese tourists. Last year Ukraine allowed them to cross into the country without visas from Aug. 1 to Jan. 31.

This visa-free deal may help the Ukrainian tourism industry that has lost nearly $2 billion since the beginning of the pandemic.

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