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50 thousand hryvnias of personal funds in cash – that’s the exact amount of money that can be transported across the contact line. And although the Law does not restrict citizens in transporting money through the territory of Ukraine, problems still arise from time to time.

So where do the restrictions come from?

On July 14, 2020, the Ministry of Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine issued Order № 52 “On Approval of the List and Volumes (Value / Weight / Quantity) of Restricted or Prohibited from Transportation Across the Line of Demarcation and to / from Humanitarian and Logistics Centers goods that can be attributed to personal belongings” (hereinafter – the Order). Its rules limit the amount of money that is allowed to be transported to and from the Government and Non-Government Controlled Areas of Ukraine (hereinafter – GCA and NGCA).

The amount of cash transported from the NGCA should not exceed UAH 50,000. No explanations need to be provided to border guards about the origin of these money. If the amount exceeds UAH 50,000, it is necessary to coordinate their transfer with the representatives of the coordination center.

It is also possible to transport cash in the direction of NGCA in the amount not exceeding 50,000 UAH without the documents which confirm the origin of money.

If you transport cash in foreign currency, for example, in US dollars or euros, this amount should not exceed the established limits at the rate of the National Bank of Ukraine on the day of transportation.

So, if you need to transport cash in the direction of NGCA of Ukraine in excess of the established limits, prepare the necessary documents confirming the origin of the money beforehand. As well, if you need to transport money from the NGCA in the amount of more than 50 thousand UAH, contact the coordination center to obtain the appropriate permission.

Monitors of Right to Protection CF provide assistance

If you have additional questions or if you need free legal assistance in transporting cash across the contact line through EECPs, please contact the Right to Protection CF Hotline:

Lifecell: +380935075090 

Vodafone: +380995075090

Kyivstar: +380685075090

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