Ігор Матвійчук, заступник начальника штабу — начальник відділу організації прикордонного контролю Західного регіонального управління у Медіацентрі Україна, 15 червня
June 15, 2022, 14:01

Traveling Abroad for Leisure Becomes Easier for Children, As the Government Changes the Procedure for the Period of Martial Law

Documents for organized groups of children traveling abroad for leisure or recreation will be verified via the National Social Service of Ukraine. Oblast military administrations will find out more details about the people inviting children abroad for leisure. The Cabinet of Ministers amended rules for the travel of children abroad during martial law accordingly. The Resolution was approved on June 10. Igor Matviichuk, Deputy Chief of Staff—Head of the Border Control Organization Unit of the Western Regional Directorate, disclosed this information during his briefing at Media Center Ukraine.

“They will get in touch with our diplomatic missions to check on conditions for the children’s holidays. Then, once an oblast military administration endorses the departure, these organized groups will be able to cross the border,” Igor Matviichuk explained.

Also, minors will be able to cross the border with only one parent or guardian during martial law. A child can only cross the border if accompanied by a parent, a grandparent, a stepparent, or an adult sister or brother. In this case, no notarized consent of other family members for the travel abroad is required.

“If a child crosses the border with someone else who is not listed above, there must be written consent of one parent certified by the guardianship and custodianship agency,” the Head of the Border Control Organization Unit of the Western Regional Directorate explained.

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