Visa-free regime with the EU: opportunities and benefits for Ukrainians

From 11 June, the Ukrainians will be able freely to travel to 30 countries of the Schengen zone. This means that travel lovers will be easier to plan your trips, and the youth will open up new opportunities for education and self-development. About these and other benefits bezveza learned the website “Today”.


Now Ukraine has a direct railway communication with Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Romania. From the beginning, the EU countries, the train arrived 34,5 thousand Ukrainians. This is seven times more than last year, according to “Ukrzaliznytsya”. In the plans of the railway companies to open in June, the route Kovel-Chelm.

Also this summer, from Lviv in the Bulgarian Varna empty car trailer. However, the prices of the tickets, the railroad not yet calculated. The train will depart on 12 and 25 June, 5, 17 and 29 July, 10 and 20 Aug.

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In Poland every day I go three trains. Ticket on the route Kiev-Przemysl is 406 USD, and the road will take 6 hours and 25 minutes. The composition of stops in Korosten and Zhytomyr. At the same time, from the city the trip will cost 172 hryvnia. On this route you can save, reaching the city on the reserved seat for 107 UAH from Kiev, and then transfer to a intercity in Poland.

The road from Kiev to Warsaw by train will take 16 hours. He does not stop in Ukraine and in Poland rides the Chelm and Lublin. The ticket costs 2400 UAH.

From Lviv train in Wroclaw. He stops in Krakow and Przemysl. To the terminal station to go for 13 hours. The cost is 1800 UAH.

In Bratislava (Slovakia) you can go on non-stop trailer car. From Kiev the ticket will cost 2,200 USD. It goes through Khmelnytsky, Ternopil, Lviv and košice. The road from Kiev will take 30 hours. The train goes five days a week, except for Thursday and Friday, and it is not sent on 30 August, 13 September and 15 November.

The ticket price from Kiev to Prague (Czech Republic) – 2900 UAH. The train runs daily via Vinnytsia, Khmelnytsky, Ternopil, Lviv, Chop and Kosice. The entire journey takes 32 hours and 25 minutes.

Cheaper way to Budapest (Hungary), Kiev – UAH 1900, from the city – 1370 UAH. The train runs daily through Vinnytsia, Khmelnytsky, Ternopil, Lviv, Chop and hajdúszoboszló. From the Ukrainian capital road will take 23 hours and 20 minutes.

In Bucharest (Romania) from Kiev you can go for 2150 UAH and 27 hours. He goes on Fridays and runs through Vinnytsia, Khmelnytsky and Chernivtsi.

*Infographics are the minimum prices – the cost of tickets is approximate, since the rate depends on the exchange rate

Visa-free happy ending coincided with other pleasant events that will make life easier for lovers of new experiences. So, the aviation market began to actively enter the low – cost companies that offer tickets at a nice price. In the fall of 2017, the company Ryanair will fly from Kiev to Sweden (Stockholm), Holland (Eindhoven) and the UK (to visit this country or Ireland will have to do a visa – these are special rules – ed.). But tickets have been sold – and the price starts from 25 euros one way. Also in early may, the largest Italian airline Alitalia has launched regular flights to Ukraine.

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For example, a ticket Lviv-Wroclaw on low-cost Wizz Air is 799 hryvnia. If you wait the start of Ryanair flights, on the same route in November, will cost 588 USD. Wizz Air ticket from Kiev to Budapest will cost the earliest date to 999 UAH 900 UAH cheaper than the train. You can also plan a route to ride to the closest EU countries by train, and from there to choose the best option of flights.

For those who are willing to spend more time in transit, there are options of cheap tickets on buses.

Opportunities for young people

The EU allocates billions of euros for educational programs, including affordable and Ukrainians. The largest of the Erasmus + and Horizon 2020.

Also students, students and young researchers can follow the news on the websites of embassies of the EU countries and Ukrainian youth non-governmental organizations. There are regularly published news on the programmes for the exchange of experiences, courses, internships, scholarships and other opportunities.

Useful resources:

  • Erasmus+ Ukraine

  • Big Idea

  • GURT

  • Platform


  • European Voluntary Service (EVS)

  • Edu Active

  • DAAD Ukraine

Despite the fact that in the EU we will be no longer than 90 days within 180 days (this period is floating, but have a special calculator where all you can accurately calculate), during this time, you can easily manage to find the College of their dreams or even go for an interview in search of work.

Travel for all

Many Ukrainians have never been abroad because I was afraid of problems with the paperwork or too big financial expenses. As we noted above – there are many opportunities to find cheap airline tickets or plan a land trip.

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With regard to the documents in subdivisions of the State migration service (SMS) “biometrics” will cost from 557 to 810 UAH depending on the period of registration.

If earlier when applying for a visa in the embassies, consulates and visa centers had to provide proof of income, visa-free regime takes this issue. Because Europe is open to those who wanted to go to friends abroad or to send their parents to see the world.

Also, bizwiz is a great opportunity for relatives of Ukrainian students in the EU to visit loved ones without spending time and money on invitations and visas. Parents of students will be able to give children lessons or find a good school.

Learn more about the rules and benefits of visa-free regime with the EU on the website