Ukraine and Georgia passports climb up rankings with visa free access to EU

European parliament approved visa free travel to citizens of Ukraine and Georgia. As a result of this passport rankings of Georgia and Ukraine go up in value. According to visaindex.com, Georgia is ranked 68 in the world, Ukraine 58th when it comes to travel freedom of the passports.

Nomad index ranks world passports based on visa free travel, taxation, dual citizenship, perception and overall freedom. Georgia is ranked 83 and Ukraine ranked 113 in this index.

Under the new law, Ukrainians who hold a biometric passport will be able to enter the EU without a visa for 90 days in any 180-day period, for tourism, to visit relatives or friends, or for business purposes, but not to work. The exemption applies to all EU countries, except Ireland and the UK, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Georgian citizens will be able to enter the EU without a visa for short stays, under a new law passed by Parliament. Georgians who hold a biometric passport will have the right to enter the EU visa-free for 90 days in any 180-day period, for business, tourist or family purposes, but not to work.

Sources:

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/20170329IPR69065/parliament-approves-ukraine-visa-waiver
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/20170131IPR60306/georgia-visa-waiver-approved-by-parliament



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