29 Aug 2018 - 17:46
Citizens of Georgia and Ukraine will be allowed to travel to both countries using their ID cards only.
While announcing the decision today, Prime Minister of Georgia Mamuka Bakhtadze said that the new initiative is going to support tourism development and deepening economic relations between the two countries.
“It is important to us to pursue new potential for the development of tourism and find the best use of Georgia’s geographical advantages. Accordingly, we made a decision and based on our bilateral relations with our Ukrainian partners, citizens in possession of ID cards will be able to travel between the two countries freely. This is a very important step for strengthening our bilateral cooperation,” Bakhtadze added.
He has also mentioned that a similar approach is going to be applied to other countries in the future as well but did not specify to which ones.
As of today, Georgian and Ukrainian citizens do not need a visa to visit each other for a 90-day stay during any 180-day period, but they do need to have a passport to cross the border. Under the new initiative, travelers will only need an electronic ID card to enter the territory of the other country.