The citizens crossed the border with Russia less but traveled by sea and air more in 2019BACK
During 2019 Ukrainian border guards processed and verified documents of a record number of citizens - more than 102 million people.
It is worth noting that more and more travelers, both to Ukraine and outside our country prefer air transport. In particular, more than 20.6 million people crossed the Ukrainian border by air last year, which is 23% more than the previous year (16.7 million). The number of Ukrainians who chose air travel has increased even more - by over 30% (from 11.6 million in 2018 to 15.1 million in 2019).
Nearly 400,000 people crossed the Ukrainian border by sea in 2019. This figure, although insignificant in the total passenger traffic, has increased by 11.5% compared to 2018.
As for the border crossing points of the Ukrainian state border, passenger traffic with the European Union in 2019 remained at the level of 2018. Last year over 36.7 million people crossed the Ukrainian border with EU countries.
Passenger traffic at the Ukrainian-Russian border decreased by almost 10%. In 2018 the border guards issued more than 11 million people at this border sector, in 2019 - less than 10 million. At the same time, the border with Russia was crossed by less than 800 thousand Ukrainians (7 million people).
Also, in 2019 the number of citizens crossing the border with Belarus decreased significantly - by 9% and with Moldova - by 6.1%.