EU opens doors to 45 million in June – Travel to places in Italy are sure to increase!
At a plenary sitting of the European Parliament in Strasbourg MEPs gave give their final approval to a visa waiver for people from Russia-bordering sovereign state.
Passport holders from the country will now have up to three months visa-fee travel rights across European member states.
The legislation was approved by 521 votes to 75 with 36 abstentions
The measure is likely to come into effect in June, after it is formally adopted by the Council of Ministers.
The text was already informally agreed with the Council so no speeches were given.
Ukrainians will not have the automatic right to work in the EU.
Ukraine has a population of 45million people, and all those with a biometric passport, or new passport containing a digital chip, will be allowed visa-free travel.
Not all Ukrainians have biometric passports.
Ukrainian officials began accepting applications in 2015, receiving more than 65,000 in the first month.
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