Ukraine

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. COVID test result is required unless you are either recovered or vaccinated.
Quarantine is required unless you are either recovered, vaccinated or negatively tested. Find more details on official websites.

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What is the COVID situation in Ukraine?

+14,391 New COVID cases in Ukraine
+542 New COVID deaths in Ukraine
26.94% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 13 October 2021

Basic facts about Ukraine

Ukraine is a large country located in Eastern Europe. The capital of Ukraine is Kiev and the most spoken language is Ukrainian. The national currency in Ukraine is Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH).

What taxi apps are available in Ukraine?

If you are not a local, you may have difficulty making the best use of public transportation. Using a taxi app such as Uber or Bolt is unquestionably a better method to go about cities without getting into too much touch with strangers. There may be also other local taxi apps available in Ukraine.

You can use Uber in 9 cities: Dnipro, Kharkiv, Kherson, Kyiv, Lviv, Mariupol, Odessa, Vinnytsia, Zaporizhia. Bolt is available in 22 cities of Ukraine.

See the full list of cities where Uber operate. See the full list of cities where Bolt operate.

Practical information

Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH)Official currency
1 EUR~30.88 UAH
1 USD~27.29 UAH

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Ukraine?

The official language of Ukraine is Ukrainian. Unfortunately, if you speak English, it might be problematic to communicate fluently unless you know Ukrainian. As you go away from the main tourist destinations and into smaller towns and villages, you will notice a decrease in the usage of English, particularly among older generations over 50 years old. This is where knowing a few simple Ukrainian words may help.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Ukraine was ranked 44th out of 100 countries in 2020.

What socket types are used in Ukraine?

There are 2 common plug types used in Ukraine:

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Ukraine?

Currently, citizens of 72 countries can enter Ukraine without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

What are visa requirements to enter Ukraine?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Ukraine.

Data last reviewed on: 13 October 2021

Is it safe in Ukraine?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On October 25, 2021, the risk level for Ukraine was changed to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Emergency phones in Ukraine

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

How much tobacco and alcohol can you bring to Ukraine?

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Import of alcohol beverages and tobacco products to the custom territory of Ukraine is prohibited to citizens who are under the age of 18.

Alcohol

  • 5 liters of beer, 2 liters of wine, 1 liter of strong alcohol beverages (containing more than 22% of alcohol).

Tobacco

  • 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco or these products in sets of a total weight not exceeding 250 grams.

Data last reviewed on: 13 October 2021

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Ukraine:

BelarusHungaryMoldovaPolandRomaniaRussian FederationSlovakia
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