Briefing 
 

Ukraine visa waiver: final vote in Parliament 

Ukrainian citizens will have the right to travel to the EU without a visa under a draft law to be voted in plenary on Thursday. The text has already been informally agreed with the Council. It is likely to enter into force at the start of June.

Biometric passport holders will be able to enter the Union for 90 days within any 180-day period for a holiday, business or other purpose, but not to work. Before exempting Ukrainians from visa requirements, the EU strengthened the visa waiver suspension mechanism, to allow visas to be reintroduced more easily in exceptional cases.



Debate: Wednesday, 5 April

Vote: Thursday, 6 April

Procedure: Co-decision (Ordinary Legislative Procedure), first reading agreement

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