19 Aug 2022 19:17

Ukrainian govt allows up to 10 employees of export companies to travel abroad for up to 7 days

MOSCOW. Aug 19 (Interfax) - The Ukrainian government has allowed up to ten employees of export-oriented businesses to travel abroad for up to seven days starting September 1, 2022, provided that average salaries paid by these businesses to their employees are no lower than 20,000 hryvni and they have no tax debts, First Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Yuliya Svyrydenko said.

"The export-oriented business community is greatly interested in being able to travel abroad, and we decided at the government today that businesses paying official wages, having no debts on taxes and duties to the budget, and having average salaries of at least 20,000 hryvni can allow up to 10% of their employees, but no more than ten people, travel abroad for up to seven days under their employee's application. And all of this would be [documented] on the Diia web portal," Ukrainian media outlets quoted Svyrydenko as saying during a national TV marathon on Friday.

Svyrydenko described the decision as an important step for the business community enabling their employees to take part in international events, sign business contracts, and return to Ukraine to develop their businesses.