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Do Americans Need a Visa to Enter the Ukraine

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1. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 9y

Looking at maybe going to the Ukraine soon, do I (American) need a Visa? Im getting all types of info and the site - http://www.ukraineinfo.us/ seems to be down.

Anyone help?

2. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Yes you do.

Check this site out.

3. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 9y

argH! u see this is where im getting ANGRY
http://kiev.usembassy.gov/amcit_travel_ukrentry_eng.html

That site and two others linked form there say that we do not for a tourist!

Entry Requirements to Ukraine for American Citizens

A passport valid for six months beyond the planned date of travel is required. According to Ukrainian Presidential Decree #1008 dated June 30, 2005 (with amendment dated August 18, 2005), U.S. citizens traveling to Ukraine on short-term tourist, business or private travel do not need a visa to enter Ukraine. Visas are still required of other categories of travelers including those who intend to study, reside, or work in Ukraine.

Ill have to call the Embassy perhaps.

Any Americans out there, that have been to the Ukraine in the past year that give advice?

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 21, 2007, at 5:11 AM by coldwarspy ]

4. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 9y

ok this seems to be the issue: Ukrainian Presidential Decree #1008

***NEWS: Citizens of the following countries can now visit Ukraine without a visa for periods of up to 90 days with a valid passport:
USA, Canada, Japan, EU nations, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Vatican, Iceland, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Mongolia, Lithuania and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (except Turkmenistan).

Im gna trust it and try my luck;)

5. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Before you do, give the Ukranian Consulate in Edinburgh a call - let us know how you get on.

6. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 9y

I entered the Ukraine on this presidential decree in 2005. You should be fine. However, if you stay at the HI hostel at Yaroslavskaya ulica in Kiev - could you please check whether they filled up the pothole right in front of the door? I stepped into it in the dark and broke my leg in a bad way.