The Tourism Ministry estimates the potential from Ukraine is up to 200,000 visitors a year
Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov said last week that by June 2010 Ukrainians and Israelis may be able to visit each other's countries without a visa.
The Israeli authorities were impelled to accelerate moves to cancel the visa requirement following the positive experience with Russia.
This year 400,000 Russian tourists visited Israel, some just for the day, after the visa requirement was abolished. The Tourism Ministry estimates the potential from Ukraine is up to 200,000 visitors a year.
Last month Israel simplifies visa procedures for Ukrainian citizens going to the Holy Land with a group and enabled them obtain visas in 48 hours.
Israeli Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov, noted that the decision to simplify visa procedures was the first important step that proves seriousness of intentions of the Israeli government regarding implementation of a program for complete cancellation of the visa regime with Ukraine.