Ukraine Ends Travel Exceptions for Military-Aged Men with Dual Citizenship or Foreign Residency

As of June 1, Ukraine has ended exceptions that previously allowed military-aged men with permanent residence abroad or dual citizenship to leave the country.

The policy change typically affects citizens previously residing in Poland. Regarding those who used their dual nationalities to leave the country, this development effectively terminates Kyiv’s recognition of dual nationalities.

This update was confirmed by Andriy Demchenko, a spokesperson for the Ukrainian State Border Service.

The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv has issued a warning to dual citizens, stating the high risk of travel restrictions and advising against travel to Ukraine for U.S. citizens who are also Ukrainian nationals aged 18 to 60.

These measures align with Ukraine’s recent mobilization laws, requiring men in this age group to register their details with local military offices within 60 days or face potential legal consequences.

Under the current martial law, Ukrainian men from 18 to 60 years of age are not allowed to leave the country.