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Dmytro Kuleba and Retno Marsudi ink a deal on free visa regime between Ukraine and Indonesia


Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia Retno Marsudi signed an Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia on the abolition of short-stay visa requirements.

The signing ceremony took place on Wednesday, June 29, at the premises of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

The agreement will allow visa-free travel:

– for up to 30 days during each visit of Ukrainian citizens to Indonesia;

– for a period of up to 30 days within 60 days for citizens of the Republic of Indonesia arriving in Ukraine.

Citizens of Ukraine have been enjoying the possibility of visa-free entry into Indonesia since 2016 in accordance with the relevant unilateral decision of the Indonesian side. Under the new agreement, Ukraine and the Republic of Indonesia will establish a mutual regime of visa-free travel for all categories of citizens on a permanent basis. The agreement will enter into force upon completion by the parties of domestic procedures.

Background 

The current regime of entry of Ukrainian citizens into Indonesia provides for visa-free entry for up to 30 days on the basis of a passport of a citizen of Ukraine for travel abroad, valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Indonesia, if the purpose of the trip is transit, tourism, visiting family/friends, business trip, participation in cultural/scientific exchange (visa requirements were abolished by the Republic of Indonesia for citizens of Ukraine unilaterally in 2016).

The current regime of entry of Indonesian citizens into Ukraine is allowed through obtaining an e-Visa. Holders of diplomatic and service passports of Ukraine and the Republic of Indonesia may enter and stay in the territory of the other party without visas for up to 30 days during each visit in accordance with the Agreement between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of Indonesia dated 05.08.2016.