Ukrainian authorities have announced that starting from November 1 2020, citizens of 3 Southeast Asian countries will be able to apply online for a Ukraine electronic visa (e-Visa). Until now, nationals of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) have been ineligible for the Ukraine e-Visa. Instead, it was necessary to apply for a
Visa Policy for Ukraine
The Ukraine visa policy outlines the laws, regulations, and restrictions placed on visitors of foreign countries who are planning to travel to, enter, and remain inside the Ukrainian territory.
Foreign citizens that are planning to visit Ukraine need to check visa requirements according to nationality, the intention of the trip, and the time they need to stay in the country.
The visa law of Ukraine states that the majority of nationalities need to obtain a travel visa for the country, either a Ukraine eVisa or a traditional consultar visa.
Since 2018, over 50 foreign nationals have been able to submit an online eVisa application form, introduced by the Ukranian government to facilitate the process of entering the country.
This online visa for Ukraine eliminates the need to apply at diplomatic mission in person , and allows short periods of stay for different purposes, including tourism, business, and medical treatment, among others.
However, there is also a list of around 120 nationalities whose citizens need to apply in person for an embassy visa at their nearest Ukrainian government office, no matter the purpose of the stay.
Roughly 70 nationalities are permitted visa-free entry to Ukraine for different periods of short stay. However, if the majority of these nationalities wish to visit Ukraine for longer stays, they will also be required to apply for the correct embassy visa.
See the boxes below for an extended explanation of each Ukraine visa type.