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Information and advice for tourists visiting Kiev Ukraine

Useful information for your trip to Kiev (Kyiv)

Kiev (Kyiv) the capital city of Ukraine is a great short break destination. We offer you practical help and advice on sightseeing, money, security, accommodation, transport and inform you of the best restaurants, bars, best nightlife in Kiev and everything you need to know about visiting Kiev Ukraine 2021. Welcome and have a great trip!

IS IT SAFE IN KIEV

The war with Russia in the East of Ukraine and is more than 700 km away. You might see the occasional military personnel and public demonstration but that's about all. Statistically Kiev is one of the safest countries in Europe and life in Kyiv (Kiev) is as normal as any other capital city. 

Ukraine can be described as having a continental influenced climate. Kiev has four distinct seasons: a cold winter, warm hot summer and a cool autumn and spring. High humidity during summer days can often make it feel hot and sticky so get a bottle of water to keep hydrated.

Internet access on mobile phones in Kiev and Ukraine is very cheap and reliable. Ukraine ranks 4th in the world for the cheapest mobile internet and data usage. In Kiev you won't have any problems finding free WiFi networks to connect to in bars and restaurants.

The national currency of the Ukraine is Hryvnia (UAH). US dollars and Euros are the most accepted currency to exchange in Ukraine. British sterling can also be exchanged at a more limited number of sites. Cloning credit cards is a common problem so extra care should be taken when using ATM's.

CLIMATE IN UKRAINE

INTERNET AND MOBILE

CHANGING MONEY IN KIEV

Why Kiev is a Must-See Destination

Ukraine is the largest country in Europe and Kiev (Kyiv) the capital city of Ukraine is considered the best post-Soviet tourist destination in Eastern Europe. It is a city steeped in history, bursting with museums, art and culture. A city that is also modern, dynamic and that can boast some of the best restaurants, bars and nightlife in Europe.
Kiev (Kyiv) offers some big advantages over other European cities. Ukraine is not part of the EU and is a seriously affordable short break destination. 
Come visit Kyiv before everyone else discovers Eastern Europe's best kept secret.

Independence Square Ukraine

TOP 5 BARS

Best Bars in Kiev

Sightseeing and What To See & Do in Kiev

Are you working on an itinerary for your trip to Ukraine? If you are, you’re in the right place! We’ve got the info that will help you plan the perfect trip and get the best out of your visit to Kiev (Kyiv). Kiev is a wonderful place to explore as there are so many amazing attractions in such achievable distances from each other. Go to the Sightseeing Page .for all the best sightseeing places in Kiev.

TOP 5 NIGHTCLUBS

Best Nightclubs in Kiev

Border Control Covid-19 Rules for Entering Ukraine 

All foreign citizens regardless of the country of arrival who enter Ukraine must have an insurance policy (certificate) issued by an insurance company registered in Ukraine, which covers the costs related to the treatment of COVID-19, observation, and is valid for the entire period of stay in Ukraine. 

To enter Ukraine as a foreigner you must have the following:

  • a document confirming receipt of one or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine endorsed by WHO in the list of approved for use in emergency situations; or

  • foreign COVID certificate confirming vaccination against COVID-19 with vaccines that are included in the WHO list of approved for emergency use, negative test result for COVID-19 by PCR or recovery of a person from COVID-19; or

  • a negative rapid test for the SARS-CoV-2 antigen (RAT, Ag) that was done no more than 72 hours before entry; or

  • a certificate for a negative PCR test result done no more than 72 hours before entry.

Citizens of Ukraine and all foreign tourists over 18 years old who have not been vaccinated against coronavirus who enter Ukraine must install the Vdoma mobile app, which monitors self-isolation, regardless of the length of stay in Ukraine.

Unvaccinated citizens arriving from Russia or India (including in transit) must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

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Visiting Kiev Ukraine as a tourist can be difficult if you are not prepared for the unexpected. Look out for " Hot Tips" across the site advising invaluable key help and information. 

Is it Kyiv or Kyiv

Kiev Monument

Most visitors are more likely to be familiar with Kiev as the preferred spelling. The correct spelling is actually Kyiv. The name Kiev (Kyiv) originates from a fifth century medieval legend. It is said that the city was named after three brothers, Kie, Shceck and Horiv, and their sister Lybid. Ukrainians speak Ukrainian and Russian and most people in Kiev (Kyiv) under the age of 30 have at least a basic understanding of English. You will also find most menus and information signs in Kiev (Kyiv) have English translations.

TOP 5 RESTAURANTS

Best Restaurants in Kiev

TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN KIEV

Independence Square Kiev Ukraine

VISIT INDEPENDANCE SQUARE

Pechersk Lavra Kiev Ukraine

VISIT THE PECHERSK LAVRA

Motherland monument Kiev Ukraine

SEE RODINA MAT

Ukrainian Borscht

ENJOY UKRAINIAN CUISINE

Girl dancing in nightclub Kiev Ukraine

ENJOY KIEV NIGHTLIFE

Kiev Ukraine - Top 5 Tips

1) When changing currency in Kiev (Kyiv) use only unmarked clean crisp notes.
2) Take a spare phone and buy a SIM card, they are very cheap.
3) Kiev has many hills, take a comfortable pair of walking shoes.
4) Take care drinking alcohol in Kiev (Kyiv), alcohol content is stronger than at home.
5) Drink bottled water in Kiev Ukraine. Tap water will not kill you but might upset your stomach.