Ukraine Tourist Visa from US

Hey everyone,

Thinking about spending some time in Odessa, Ukraine. Not sure if the current political climate is open to US tourists. I have seen on basic immigration sites that at 90 day stint is allowable, but I have friends who have been denied from going to Crimea (which seems to be more linked to the current conflict). Not sure if it is worth buying a flight. If anyone has input l greatly appreciate it.


@JasonMM, if you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need to have a Ukrainian visa as long as you will be in Ukraine for fewer than 90 days within a 180-day period. You need a visa or valid Ukrainian residency permit for all stays longer than 90 days.

Sure, at this time you can’t go to Crimea because of conflict with Russia, but happily, Odessa isn’t in the Crimean Peninsula and you can visit Odessa without any fears and doubts :smile:

Also, I recommend you visit Kyiv and Lviv if you’ll have enough time :smile:

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