Kiev wants before the year end to simplify the mechanism for obtaining visas For citizens of Australia, New Zealand, China, India And some other Asian countries, at the same time by tightening the entry For citizens of Russia, said the councillor for tourism and the Minister of economic development And trade of Ukraine Aleksei Evchenko.
"Prepared in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of innovations will allow the citizens of those States to obtain visas not only at Ukrainian embassies And consulates in the homeland, But specifically at the point of arrival to our country ", - he declared to the edition " messages ", noting that a simplified regime will be introduced before the end of the current year.
The exact list of countries will emerge in the near future. For visa application, the alien will only have to show four documents: passport, insurance, invitation or document with proof of financial solvency. Tour operators hope a new approach will help to attract international travelers, because data of the state statistics service indicates that over the last 2 years Ukraine has lost half of foreign tourists." thirty percent of inbound travelers attracted the Crimea, now the market is lost. The lion's share of travelers gave Russia, currently on mass trips from this place. But the main thing is the complex political situation that our country is in world news is only in wars And scandals. This is not the picture that attracts the system which go as long as the units, " explained commercial Director of Tez Tour Arkady Maslov. According to the state border service, in 2014, Ukraine was visited by 13, 2 million foreigners, which is 48, 5% less than in 2013. The number of Russian citizens has decreased in four times from 10 to 2 million, 46 million, Belarusians more than twice - to 1 63 million in 2014, against 3, 35 million in 2013 (a drop of 52, 5%). This year the decreasing interest in the country continues. Russian citizens visit Ukraine even rarer (for the nine months came just over 1 million). This drop of attendance of Ukraine of Russian citizens is directly related to the tightening of procedures for border crossing by residents of the Russian Federation And the punishments, inferred the authorities of Kiev, reports news Agency. For example, in the spring of Ukraine imposed limits on the entry of Russian citizens. Now the Citizens of Russia have the opportunity to get to the site of Ukraine only because of the passport, diplomatic passport, service passport, seaman book, certificate of flight crew member of an aircraft. Citizens of Ukraine have the opportunity to visit the Russian Federation is still under internal passports. In addition, on September 16 on the Internet office of the President Poroshenko appeared " sanctions lists ". In them was 388 individuals And 105 legal entities, including Russian companies, banks, the military-industrial complex. Then Ukraine used punishment relative to Russian airlines, providing for the restriction or termination of flights. Russia in response has announced the symmetric steps. October 25, air travel between 2 countries has ceased completely.