Home / Economy / EU to Lift Visa Requiremnets for Ukraine and Georgia
Visa free regime

EU to Lift Visa Requiremnets for Ukraine and Georgia

The European Union plans to lift visa requirements for the citizens of Ukraine and Georgia, Deutsche Welle reports.

The decision will enter into force in mid-2016, the German broadcaster said citing its sources in Brussels.

Euro Comission will present a report evaluating Georgia and Ukraine’s visa liberalization prospects on December 15. This assessment of the EU will be a prerequisite for the approval of EU member states on lifting visas for the citizens of Georgia and Ukraine, writes Die Welt.

The newspaper said that the abolition of the visa regime for Georgians and Ukrainians implies permission to stay in the EU for three months during the six months, however working in one of the EU countries will be prohibited. 

Both countries will get visa free travel by the middle period of 2016,” said the source, adding Ukraine still needed to show improvements, particularly in combatting corruption.