As of Sunday morning, hundreds of Ukrainians freely crossed the borders of the countries of the European Union on biometric passports in the framework of a visa-free regime Ukraine-EU, reports the press service of the Department of consular service of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

“#Bezviz – in action. Consuls in Romania, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary report on unimpeded crossing by citizens of Ukraine border of the EU biometric passport. The total number of Ukrainians who crossed the border of the EU #bizwiz as of 5:35 in the hundreds. The consuls continue to monitor the situation at checkpoints. In case of difficulties, # Consulados”, – stated in the message on the official website of the Department in Facebook.

As reported, the visa-free regime between Ukraine and the European Union in the night of Sunday, June 11, officially entered into force .

The agreement with the European Union on mutual liberalization of the visa regime enters into force 20 days after its publication in the official journal of the EU, i.e. at 00.00 11 Jun 2017.

So, all citizens of Ukraine with biometric passport can visit 30 countries in Europe without a visa and stay there up to 90 days within 180 days, namely, all the countries-EU members except the UK and Ireland as well as Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway.