Do I have to get visa to come to Ukraine?
Here is the list of countries which are NOT required to obtain visa to Ukraine: Austria, Andorra, Argentina (up to 90 days within the period of 365 days), Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina (up to 30 days within the period of 60 days), Brazil, Brunei Darussalam (up to 30 days), Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Rep, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (China) (14 days), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (South), Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia (up to 90 days within the period of 180 days until 15 March 2018), Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia (for service, tourist and private trips on conditions that documents certifying the purpose of the trip are provided), Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia (up to 30 days within the period of 60 days), Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Tajikistan, Turkey (up to 60 days), UK and Northern Ireland, USA, Uzbekistan, Vatican.
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Is it safe to travel to Ukraine?
It is safe to travel to Ukraine and the number of visitors is constantly increasing in Kiev, Odessa and Lviv – the major holiday spots. The Eastern part of the country is not recommended for travelling. However, the west, the north and the south of Ukraine are suitable for visiting and have a lot of sightseeings to discover.
How can I get to Ukraine
Ukraine is located within several hours of flight from the majority of cities in Europe. A good connection of flights make the travel to Ukraine accessible and easy. However, you can get to Ukraine by train from the nearest countries if you prefer this kind of transport.
What kind of transport is better to use in Ukraine?
Public transport network is well organized in Ukraine. Online taxi services make the journey even more fast and comfortable. Transfer is comprised in all the activities booked within Beinside.
How can I find accommodation?
Many options are available for tourists with different budget and preferences. Renting an apartment is a widespread solution available in Kiev, Odessa and Lviv. All range of hotels can be simply booked within several minutes. Prices vary on the location and the season. Summer time is the highest travel season and the price of the stay may increase. A wide partner network of Beinside allows us to provide competitive accommodation. You may check the available options here.
Which season is best for travelling?
Ukraine has a continental climate meaning that we do have cold winters and hot summers. In July the temperature raises up to +30C, in February it may low till -20C. Ukraine is greener and warmer to visit starting from the late spring, but will be suitable for visiting in winter for people who prefer snowy weather or want to go skiing in the West of the country.
Which cities are most popular for visiting?
The most popular destinations in Ukraine are Kiev, Odessa and Lviv. These are historical cities with rich culture and plenty of things to see and to do. Kiev is a must being a capital city and the founder of all the Slavic states. Odessa is a good location in summer with plenty of beaches and the access to the Black Sea. Lviv is the Western beauty of the country, close to the Carpathian Mountains for people looking for a place to ski in winter.
Are there any medical prescriptions to enter Ukraine?
Visiting Ukraine does not require any special medical prescriptions, like vaccination. However, medical insurance is recommended for travelling like in the most of the countries. Beinside provides medical insurance when booking a stay within our service, however the medical insurance issued in your country of origins may as well be used in Ukraine if provided by your insurance company. Check it with your insurance company.
Are there expat communities in Ukraine?
Yes, there a lot of expat communities in Ukraine. The number of foreign citizens working and living in Ukraine is increasing each year. There are many events organized for expats to bring people from different countries together.