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UKRAINIANS CAN TRAVEL UP TO 30 DAYS WITHOUT VISAS TO THAILAND

Citizens of Ukraine can travel in Thailand for tourist purposes without visas from April 14, 2019.
“For a trip, you must have a passport (biometric or non-biometric). The period of a visa-free stay is up to 30 days,” the department of the consular service of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine said.
To stay in Thailand for more than 30 days, regardless of the purpose of the trip, you must obtain a visa at the appropriate diplomatic mission or consular office.
The Foreign Ministry recalls that citizens of Ukraine should be covered by insurance when traveling abroad.

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UKRAINE CAN JOIN INDIA, ISRAEL, THAILAND AND BECOME ONE OF MAJOR PLATFORMS FOR CLINICAL DRUG TRIALS

Ukraine can join India, Israel, and Thailand and become another major platform for the rapidly growing industry of clinical trials of new drugs, James Peyer, managing partner of the U.S. biotechnology company Apollo Ventures, has said. “Clinical trials can be carried out (in Ukraine) with the same level of professionalism, with the same level of effectiveness as in the United States and Europe but without their high costs,” he said at the Ukraine House Davos health panel.
As reported earlier, bill No. 4074 on ensuring public access to the results of preclinical study and clinical trials of medicines was passed into law by the Ukrainian parliament in September 2018.
At present, about 200 clinical drug trials are underway in Ukraine. At the same time, in the past two years, the trend toward a decrease in the number of clinical trials has subsided.

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UKRAINIAN FM WARNS AGAINST VISITING THAILAND

In view of the approaching tropical storm Pabuk, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has asked Ukrainian citizens to refrain from visiting the Kingdom of Thailand, the Consular Service Department of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has said.
“In view of the approaching tropical storm Pabuk and the deterioration of weather conditions in the southern regions of the Kingdom of Thailand (in provinces Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat, Krabi, Trang, Satun, and Phuket) strong wind and precipitation are expected there from January 2 to 5, 2019. Flooding and typhoons that can lead to disruption of the transport communication systems, as well as interruptions in electricity and water supplies are possible,” a statement published on the website of the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine said on January 2 night.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that citizens of Ukraine exercise increased vigilance and caution, and refrain from visiting coastal areas without a special need for this period,” the statement says.

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THAILAND INTRODUCES VISA-FREE REGIME FOR UKRAINIAN CITIZENS

The Government of Thailand has introduced a visa-free regime for citizens of Ukraine visiting that country for tourism for a period of up to 30 days, President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine has said. “I herewith hail the introduction of a visa-free regime for Ukraine by the Government of Thailand! From now on, Ukrainian citizens will be able to travel to that country without spending their time on visa formalities for tourism purposes for a period of up to 30 days,” Poroshenko wrote on Facebook on November 22. As reported earlier, the Government of Thailand discontinued a $60 consular fee applied on arrival to Ukrainian nationals on November 15.

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70,000 UKRAINIAN TOURISTS TO VISIT THAILAND THIS YEAR

Around 70,000 Ukrainian tourists will visit Thailand in 2018.
According to a press release of the representative office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand in Ukraine, in 2017, some 61,000 Ukrainians visited Thailand. Thus, Ukraine was second in Central and Eastern Europe after Poland in the number of tourists who visited Thailand.
Head of the representative office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand in Ukraine Nicholas Dimitroff said that growth in tourist flow from Ukraine will be linked to the launch of direct flights between Kyiv and the post popular island of Thailand โ€“ Phuket. Azur Air by late April 2019 will service charter flights for Aneั… tour operator. Thanks to the charter program the tour operator plans to transport around 8,000 tourists from Ukraine.
As reported, Ukrainians are the leaders in the world for the duration of their trips to Thailand: in 2017, the average duration of one trip Ukrainians spent in that country was almost 22 days.
In 2017, Thailand was visited by more than 35 million tourists from all over the world, which brought this country $57.5 million. Thus, Thailand took the 4th place in the world in terms of revenue from tourism (after the United States, Spain and France).
The Ukrainian office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand has been operating since February 2017.

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TOURIST FLOW FROM UKRAINE TO THAILAND TO GROW TO 70,000 PEOPLE IN 2018

The tourist flow from Ukraine to Thailand will grow by 15% in 2018 from 2017, to 70,000 people, the Tourism Authority of Thailand predicts.
According to the agency, 60,800 Ukrainian tourists visited Thailand in 2017, which allowed Ukraine to take the second place after Poland in Central and Eastern Europe in terms of the number of trips to Thailand.
At the same time, Ukrainians are the leaders in the world for the duration of their trips to Thailand: in 2017, the average duration of one trip Ukrainians spent in that country was almost 22 days.
In 2017, Thailand was visited by more than 35 million tourists from all over the world, which brought this country $57.5 million. Thus, Thailand took the 4th place in the world in terms of revenue from tourism (after the United States, Spain and France).
The Ukrainian office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand has been operating since February 2017.

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