Welcome To Kiev (Kyiv) 2020
With effect from 15 March 2020, the Ukrainian authorities have announced that foreign citizens who are not residents of Ukraine will not be allowed to enter the country. Those already in Ukraine will be able to leave. No flights will operate to and from Ukraine for two weeks from 17 March 2020.
If you are in Ukraine and wish to leave you should make arrangements to do so. Some neighbouring countries are also restricting entry to foreigners or closing airports and you should also check our Travel Advice for other countries on your route.
The Government of Ukraine has announced several restrictive measures that come into effect from 12 March. Many of Ukraine’s land borders will be closed. Public events with over 200 people, including sports events, concerts and conferences are suspended. Schools and universities have been closed. Regional governments may introduce additional similar measures in their localities.
You can find more information about situation in Ukraine on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine: For more information please visit Ukraine Government Portal
Information courtesy of GOV.UK
The Best of Kiev all in one place
Kiev - Kyiv in Ukraine is the most underrated tourist destination in Europe. In recent years there has been a steady increase in visitors and the capital city of Kiev is developing a tourist industry to rival anywhere else in Eastern and western Europe. Kyiv offers some big advantages over other European cities. Ukraine is not part of the EU and is much cheaper than almost every other country in Europe. In Kiev you can enjoy the best restaurants, bars, nightclubs and just about everything else on a reasonable budget. One of the most surprising things about Kyiv is the quality of the food and nightlife. You will never get bored in Kiev (Kyiv), it is a fascinating city for sightseeing and entertainment. So what are you waiting for? Come visit Kyiv before everyone else discovers Eastern Europe's best kept secret.
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.
The War in Ukraine
The war in the East of Ukraine is more than 700 km away. You might see the occasional military personnel and the odd public demonstration but not much more. Life in Kyiv (Kiev) carries on as normal.
Kiev has been an independent country since 1991 and most Ukrainian's are pro-west and anti Russian.
TOP 5 THINGS TO DO IN KIEV
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.
Tour Guide & Translator
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