The Government has improved procedures for crossing the border of Kherson region with Crimea for children under 16, accompanied by one parent. At present, in order to make such visits children need to be accompanied by both parents and/or to have notarized consent of the other parent. This order is usually used for traveling abroad and is impractical for crossing the border with Crimea.
The Government's decision also envisages for simplification of the procedure for entry and exit from the territory of the Crimean peninsula of children studying in other regions of Ukraine. Children from 14 to 16 years old will be able to independently cross the border checkpoints if they have Ukrainian passport (ID card) or Ukrainian international passport and the availability of information on studying in the Unified State Electronic Database on Education (to which the employees of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine will have an access). This will allow to fully contribute to the integration of children and encourage them to get education in Ukrainian educational institutions.
At the same time, in case of further travel of the child abroad, the standard procedure for crossing the Ukrainian border will be applied for traveling abroad.