In Ukraine today – June 11 – starts to operate a visa-free regime with the European Union. The website “Today” found out, where and for how much Ukrainians will be able to relax in the summer, and in which countries can enter without a visa.
Where the rest of Ukraine
Last year the state border officially crossed 25.2 million times, according to statistics of the border service. Most often, the Ukrainians traveled to Poland to 10.1 million times, is also among the popular countries are Russia (more than four million visits) and Hungary (2.9 million). The purpose for crossing the border is different: workers, tourists, and business travelers. In Dobrotvir, Lviv region every second car on the street – Polish numbers, and is sold in stores smuggling from neighbouring States. And each time, when the locals cross the border, the visit will fall into the official statistics.
The real number of Ukrainians who travel abroad as tourists, much less. For example, a foreign passport at the moment has issued more than three million people (by the end of the year, according to forecasts of the migration service, there will be five million). Over the past year, Egypt, according to the Ministry of economic development and trade, attended by about a million Ukrainians, and Turkey – about half a million people.
According to the State statistics service, the number of Ukrainians, who for tourism visit other countries, is growing every year. So, if in 2010-m to year the border was crossed 1.2 million people in 2016 and 2.4 million. In the segment of domestic tourism has seen the opposite trend. If in 2010, statistics showed more than 648 thousand domestic tourists, last year the figure dropped to 453 thousand.
Tour operator is one of the Metropolitan agencies Natalia says: the preferences of Ukrainians not much will change even with a visa-free regime with the EU. “Visa is not so expensive. The main costs still on the flight. For example, in Brazil, the tour may cost $ 600, and the flights there and back more than two thousand dollars. In Egypt it can be three hours to fly, the closer a country is, the cheaper the flights. When you go low-cost airlines, will be more cheap flights, then of course stay in the EU will become more accessible,” – says the expert in the field of tourism.
“Visa is not so expensive. The main costs still on the flight. For example, in Brazil, the tour may cost $ 600, and the flights there and back more than two thousand dollars. In Egypt it can be three hours to fly, the closer a country is, the cheaper the flights. When you go low-cost airlines, will be more cheap flights, then of course stay in the EU will become more accessible,” – says the expert in the field of tourism.
Where it is possible to fly without a visa and how much is the cheapest vacation
Even before receiving bezveza with the EU, the Ukrainians could only passport and money to fly in 38 countries. The border has long been opened: Azerbaijan, Albania, Argentina, Barbados, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Vanuatu, Haiti, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong (China), Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Russian Federation, Salvador, Samoa, Swaziland, Seychelles, Turkey etc.
From June 11 to travel without visas Ukrainians will be able to all EU member States except the UK and Ireland and 4 countries outside of the European Union. Full list: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Finland, France, Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden.
Traditionally popular among Ukrainians are the cheapest countries: Egypt, Turkey, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Greece, Spain.
How much will “cheap” foreign vacation:
- Turkey– 10 000 – 16 000 hryvnia
- Bulgaria – UAH
- Egypt -12 000 – 16 000 hryvnia
- Cyprus– 8 000- 14 000 hryvnia
- Montenegro– 11 000 – 14 000 hryvnia
- Greece -15 000-20 000гривен
*the cost of vacation for two people and one week
Tour operator Oksana for several years engaged in the promotion of domestic tourism. The girl is sure: in order to go to the sea or to visit the mountains, do not need to spend hundreds of dollars on flights – it’s all there close by.
“Yes, of course the service is still not at the level. But there is great service. If you do not use our resorts, and the service will remain at a very high level. We have a wonderful city: Uman, Lviv, Odessa – you can drive it all year round! I work mainly with students, married couples who for Patriotic reasons I want to learn more about Ukraine. We have, for example, for only 800 hryvnias it is possible to buy tour to Lviv!”, says a tour operator.
Now almost all the resort of the Ukrainian cities to rent an apartment for a day can be an average of 500-1000 USD. Kirillovka you can visit the largest water Park in Ukraine, in Odessa to get acquainted with the history of the city and to swim in the Black sea, in Sevastopol to have a rest with children on a shallow sea of Azov.
“Prices for apartments can change every week. The market is very volatile, as soon as the weather changes, declining number of tourists, prices are down. But it is now clear that in Odessa, Lviv the apartment can be removed in summer for 1000 hryvnia on average, last year over 800 hryvnia per day. But the small resorts on Azov sea coast is cheaper. There prices can be 400, and even 300 UAH per apartment per day,” says realtor Maxim Baborak.
How to get to the Ukrainian resort
“Ukrzaliznytsya” for the summer extended the route with four trains: Kiev – Zaporozhye, Kiev – the Dnieper and Kiev – Kryvyi Rih – Herson, Novooleksiivka and Henichesk.
So, the train No. 72 Kiev – Kiev will run in flights of from 14 July to 2 September on Fridays and Saturdays. Departure from Kiev at 19:17, arrival in Kiev the next day at 07:50, in Genichesk – 12:21. In the opposite direction the train will run from 15 July to 3 September on Saturdays and Sundays, departure from Genichesk at 12:58 and arrival to Kyiv the next day at 5:58. The cost of a ticket to the city, dependent on day of week, start from 185 hryvnia to the reserved seat and from 300 UAH in the compartment.
In Novoalekseevka extended the route of train No. 52 Kyiv – Zaporizhia. It will run until October 28 even numbers. Departure from Kiev at 23:44, arrival in Kiev the next day at 8:54, Novoalekseevka – 11:43. Back train will run on October 29 odd numbers, departure from Novoalekseevka at 19:00 and arrive in Kiev the next day at 07:17. The cost of a ticket to Novoalekseevka, dependent on the day of the week, starting from 173 hryvnias in the reserved seat and from 300 UAH in the compartment.
Train No. 75/76 Kyiv – Kryvyi Rih will be cruising to Kherson from July 14 to September 2 on Fridays and Saturdays. Departure from Kyiv at 21:25, arrival in Kherson at 10:47 the next day. In the opposite direction the train will run from 15 July to 3 September, departure from Kherson at 15:54, arrival to Kyiv the next day at 5:22. Ticket in second class costs UAH 236, and the first class of 335 USD.
According to the tour operator Natalie, stay for two in the Ukrainian resort along with travel and accommodation can cost up to five thousand hryvnia per week. For the budget holiday abroad, with accommodation and train, you need to collect at least 10 thousand hryvnia.