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Old 9 Mar 2005
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Ukraine & Slovakia Visas

I'm a Canadian and I would like to ride the Carpathian mountains. Starting in Milan to Budapest to Bucharest then follow the Carpathians through Ukraine to Slovakia.

Are Visas available at border crossings to Ukraine & Slovakia? Any paperwork needed for bikes to enter?

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Hello Orson,

you should try to get your Visa in advance. If you are going directly to an Ambassy, it should take araound a week, at least in Germany.
Much more important is a valid health insurance. Therefore it is necessary not having any kind of insurance. In Germany exist an agreement between the emmbassy and the Axa Insurance Company. This Insurance is aknowledge without any problems. Any other may couse problems and a delay with issueing the visa. You need a official certificate from your Insurance company.

I will give it a try on Monday in Hamburg with an Insurance from our Automoblie Club. If it is not working I have to sign a new one.

Good luck to you. If I have gathered further information about the visa issueing, I will keep ypu updated.

Keep smiling,

Jan
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Hi Orson,

I just applied for the Visa. You definitely need a health insurance, which is aknowledge by the government.
Depending on the country you are in , there might be some agreements between local insurance companies and the one in the Ukraine.
Be aware of the case that you are not allowed to pay the fee cash. At least in Germany you havhave to transfer the money via a bank.
Hope it works for you and is of help.

So long,

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