Brexit`s effect on a non-visa stay in Ukraine

Since 2005 the visa-free regime has been in force between Ukraine and all EU countries. In virtue of the regime, the EU citizens (including British citizens) have the right to stay in Ukraine for 90/180 days without applying for a visa.

“Brexit” means that starting February 1, 2020, on the UK’s withdrawal from the Union, the non-visa effect should cease to be effective.

No worries here for British citizens though! (Still, British citizens don’t bother about it!)


Yesterday, January 29, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed and announced Decree No. 28/2020, introducing a temporary visa-free regime for British citizens for 1 year (January 31, 2020, through January 30, 2021).

Ukraine intends to negotiate with the UK on further simplification of visa regulations, and even regular visa-free regime provision.

Vasyl Cherednichenko