Ukraine Travel Guide

I knew Ukraine was going to be interesting but it blew my expectations out of the water with its beauty and how welcoming it was too. Make sure to explore outside of Kiev as well, the different parts of the country vary drastically in vibe and feel as well as culture and views. 

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Things to Consider

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Photo by Mockaroon on Unsplash

When to go 

Spring and fall is the best time to visit due to lower crowds and prices than the summer but with nice weather. Winter can be cold but it also means way fewer tourists making cities enjoyable as well as lovely Christmas markets and activities.  

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United Nations on Unsplash

Covid-19 Updates

Foreign citizens are not permitted to enter until September 28, 2020 with a few exceptions. 

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Jason Leung on Unsplash

Money

Official currency: ₴ Ukrainian hryvnia 

Budget: An excellent budget destination. Costs will come for tours like Chernobyl but otherwise most activities, transportation, food and accomodation are cheap. Backpackers can get away with spending around €15 per day and mid range travelers €30 per day. 

Credit cards: Fairly common but have cash on hand for smaller purchases 

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Calvin Hanson on Unsplash

Where to go 

Suggested itineraries for traveling Ukraine

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Visas

72 countries can enter visa free including the US, Canada, Europe and most of the rest of the Americas. Another handful can get an eVisa. 

**Always check with your government for the most up to date information on visa requirements.**

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Vaccines

None

**Recommendations are given assuming you are up to date on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations for Ukraine travel specific to your country**

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Safety 

Exercise Normal Precautions

**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**

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Responsible Tourism

Know before you go so you can be the most respectful and responsible visitor possible

Things to keep in mind when traveling Ukraine: 

  • Don’t take selfies at Chernobyl, be respectful. Many died to protect the rest of the world. Don’t touch things, listen to the guide, follow the rules. You might think you are special, but you are not. 
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Basic Info

Capital: Kyiv

Official Languages: Ukrainian

Plugs: European plugs with the rounded tips

A Closer Look