Zelensky introduces temporary visa-free regime for citizens of China who enter Ukraine for tourism


President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree on the temporary introduction of a visa-free regime for citizens of the People’s Republic of China who enter Ukraine for tourist purposes.

According to the presidential press service’s statement on Tuesday, decree No. 295/2020 was signed “with the purpose of developing friendly relations between Ukraine and China,” as well as enhancing bilateral cooperation in tourism sector.

According to the document, for the period from August 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021, the visa-free regime of entry into Ukraine and transit through the territory of Ukraine is introduced for citizens of China entering with a tourist purpose, if the period of their stay in Ukraine does not exceed 30 days within 180 days.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine must take measures arising from this decree.

The decree comes into force on the day of its publication.

© 2020 Interfax Ukraine


  1. It would be helpful if he explained the rationale for this. Who benefits? How rigorously will the checks be? For example, Cyprus, which lives off British and unfortunately these days RuSSian tourism, will soon require passengers to test 48 hours before flying at own expense as well as fill out a form, has taken it pretty seriously. At the moment British and Russians are banned due to the shocking situation in their home countries.
    Cyprus and Georgia have been incredibly successful in terms of beating the virus down. Georgia: only 16 deaths in a population of 3m and Cyprus: 19 deaths.
    The pandemic exists because the CCP allowed its people to spread their bat pox via aviation. However, after a very brief cutback, chicoms are now landing in civilised countries all over the world. Two flights from Guangzhou, which is riddled with bat pox, will land at Heathrow today. Chinese tourists are good for the economy, but not if they are pox spreaders. Personally I would ban all incoming China flights indefinitely.

  2. Doesn’t Ukraine have enough people infected with the bat virus? Must this clown make it easier for more infected chinks to enter the country? Is there anything positive coming from this second-rate TV comedian?

    • In the field of comedy acting/producing/entrepreneurship, he’s not second rate. He was as well-loved as his British counterpart Rowan Atkinson, who he resembles stylistically and physically. The intriguing thing is what motivated him to move from a profession where he is guaranteed adoration to one where he is pretty much guaranteed the opposite sooner or later?

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