Ukrainian citizens that could stay in Turkey up to 60 days without a visa now will be able to stay up to 90 days thanks to a new Council of Ministers decision which was published at Turkey’s Official Gazette. Now, Ukrainian nationals holding ordinary passport are also exempted from visa for their travels up to 90 days within 180 days starting from the first entry date.
Ukrainian nationals holding diplomatic and official/service passport are already exempted from visa for their travels up to 90 days.
“Ukrainian people are not paid very high nowadays. After the economic crisis, wages regressed to $200 on average. So hikes in tour package prices should be avoided in July and August to keep them coming to Turkey. Over 749,000 Ukrainians visited Turkey last year. This may increase up to 1 million this year if tour package prices are not hiked,” said Association of Tourism Business Leaders of Ukraine (ALTU) head Aleksandr Novikovsky.