[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] no more visas for canadians!

Dave Obee daveobee at shaw.ca
Sat Jul 30 08:56:43 PDT 2005

This story on the CNN site will be of interest to anyone planning a trip to


Canadian citizens will no longer need visas to go there. This will make
things much easier, and much less expensive. The visa I got a few months ago
was $85, and I had to pay for photographs to accompany my application, and I
was without my passport for three weeks.

In the past four years, visas to Poland and Ukraine have cost me almost

Poland dropped its visa requirement just after it joined the EU last fall.
You still need to talk to the border guard as you enter, though. (In June, I
spent less than a minute each crossing betwen Poland and Germany, and Poland
and the Czech Republic. The Poland/Ukraine crossing was two hours, and I'm
told it was quicker than normal.)

Dave Obee

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