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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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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Foreign citizens are not permitted to enter until September 28, 2020 with a few exceptions.
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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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Where to go
Suggested itineraries for traveling Ukraine
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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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**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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Exercise Normal Precautions
**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**
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.
Official Languages: Ukrainian
Plugs: European plugs with the rounded tips