KIEV, Ukraine -- The Republic of Macedonia for the period from 5 August till 15 October 2010 introduces a visa regime for Ukrainian citizens, who intend to visit Macedonia on short-term visits (up to 90 days).
Ukrainians in this period can come to Macedonia with a valid passport, insurance and money needed to stay in the country or the confirmation of receiving financial support from other sources.
In addition, the intergovernmental agreement between Ukraine and Macedonia on mutual trips of citizens will come into force on 27 August 2010.
Under the agreement, citizens of the state of one party, when entering the territory of the state of the other party with the purpose of business contacts, exchange in scientific, technical, educational, cultural and sports fields or journalistic activities, short-term stay for the purpose of education and treatment, as well as visiting relatives or friends, shall enter, exit and stay on the territory of the state of the other party without a visa up to 90 days within 180 days.
Tourists shall enter, exit and stay on the territory of the state of the other party without a visa on the basis of the original contract for rendering tourist services (voucher) and the confirmation of acceptance of foreign tourists from the organization involved in tourist activities on the territory of the state of the other party for 30 days.
At the same time, given the above-mentioned decision of the Macedonian side about the temporary suspension of the visa regime for Ukrainian citizens till October 15, 2010, the provisions of the said agreement would actually be applied by the Macedonian side to the citizens of Ukraine starting October 16, 2010.