Ukraine and Montenegro to Implement “Transport Visa-Free” for Cargo Starting June 2024

by Roman Cheplyk
Friday, April 12, 2024
Ukraine and Montenegro to Implement “Transport Visa-Free” for Cargo Starting June 2024

Ukraine and Montenegro are set to inaugurate a “transport visa-free” regime for cargo transportation starting June 1, 2024, as part of their efforts to enhance bilateral trade and connectivity

This announcement came from the Ministry of Development of Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure of Ukraine, shared via their Facebook page.

The agreement reached between the Ukrainian Ministry and the Montenegrin Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs will see the liberalization of all cargo transport between the two nations, fostering easier and more efficient trade flows.

Additionally, the ministries are actively working towards establishing both regular and irregular bus services to further facilitate people-to-people and business connections. Deputy Minister Serhiy Derkach indicated that the launch of the first regular bus route from Kyiv to Budva is anticipated shortly, marking a significant milestone in transportation links between Ukraine and Montenegro.

This year, Ukraine has been granted regular universal permits as well as permits for shuttle flights, offering the flexibility of substituting up to 10% of a passenger group. The discussions also touched upon the possibility of unilateral route maintenance by Ukrainian carriers, should the Montenegrin counterpart withdraw from service.

This "transport visa-free" initiative and the development of bus connections are crucial steps toward strengthening the relationship between Ukraine and Montenegro, promising economic and cultural benefits for both countries.

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