Since the introduction of the visa-free regime 1 million 290 thousand Ukrainians have already visited the EU member states - stated the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on 3 September.
It is worth noting that only during the summer period of this year the staff of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine registered at the checkpoints over 760 thousand Ukrainians traveling to the EU countries with biometric passports without a visa. This is almost 60% of the total number of citizens of Ukraine, who have benefited from this right for the entire period of the visa-free regime.
The rapid growth of the indicators was determined by the tourist season and the end of validity of visas in passports of the old model, which had to be issued before. On average, 9 to 12 thousand people crossed the border on a simplified procedure.