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Turkey, Ukraine to start passport-free travel


Ukraine Turkey flagsTurkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Groysman today signed an agreement that will allow citizens of Turkey and Ukraine to travel to each other’s countries without passports.

"I believe that with the signed agreement, tourism, economy activities and mutual investment between Ukraine and Turkey will improve faster," Yildirim said at a news conference in Ankara. The agreement enables citizens of Turkey and Ukraine to travel to each other’s countries with their national identities.

The provisions of the agreement stipulate that citizens of Ukraine and citizens of Turkey who are holders of passports in the form of ID cards containing a bio chip, shall be able to enter, exit, transit and stay without visas on the territory of Turkey and Ukraine for up to 90 days within 180 days.