Next month, I'm having a trip to Ukraine and then to Romania through Marmaros masif. However while seeking info, I've also found on Czech General Consulate in Lviv sites, that I need a special permission.

Briefly, it contains this:

  • Fill and send application for entry
  • Arrive to arranged checkpoint
  • Give everyday details about our yourney
  • Send SMS about our position daily

So why is this access quite so strict? What if I don't have signal the whole day so I cannot inform border security about my position. I would be grateful for anybodys experience share.

  • A good question, if any of those are enforced at all, at least on Ukrainian side.
    – user45851
    Commented Aug 18, 2017 at 14:04
  • So you are heading from Ukraine to Romania or vice versa?
    – Suncatcher
    Commented Aug 18, 2017 at 14:05
  • @Suncatcher, only from Ukraine to Romania. Commented Aug 18, 2017 at 18:46

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It is a part of Carpathian Biosphere Reserve, part of which is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites as part of the Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany.

Therefore The Nature Reserve Fund of Ukraine considers it a protected area and limits access to it.

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