Quick facts and Ukraine travel tips

  • Capital City? Kiev
  • Currency? Ukrainian Hryvnia
  • Language(s)? Ukrainian
  • Where is this country located? Eastern Europe
  • What is Ukraine famous for? It’s seven World Heritage Sites, Ghost Towns, Chernobyl, Cuisine, and Culture
  • Best time to visit Ukraine and seasons? From June to September would be the optimum time to visit so you can enjoy the summer heat and sunshine. Winter (November to March) is also a good time to visit as you can ski here. Just make sure to bring a good winter jacket and good shoes!
  • Transportation in Ukraine? Marshrutkas, tram trolleys, trams, subways, and buses are the best ways to get around bigger cities. However, buses, train, rent a car, and flying is the best way to get from one city to another
  • International Airport(s)? Boryspil International Airport (KBP)
  • Which side of the road do they drive? Right-hand side
  • What is the electricity plug type? Types C and F. 220V. Read our travel adapter reviews!
  • Neighboring countries? Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Belarus, and Russia

Do you need a visa for Ukraine?

Citizens from the EU countries, the USA, the UK, Canada, Japan, Russia, Brazil, and Argentina plus the rest of the 60 jurisdictions can stay in Ukraine up to 90 days within 180 day period.

However, citizens from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, and Uzbekistan are visa-exempted.

Citizens from Australia and New Zealand, most of Latin America, and some Asian countries such as China, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia are eligible to apply for an e-visa.

Where to book your flights to Ukraine?

Check our handy-dandy guide on how to find the cheapest flights around the world – read it here.

Do you need travel insurance for Ukraine?

Remember this: anything can happen! Read our take on why you need travel insurance and how it can save you money when things go unplanned – read it here.

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