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Ukraine is a small country nestled among Europe’s mountains and forests. It blends a perfect mixture of green trees, rolling mountains and clean beaches. Ukraine is an ideal destination for anyone seeking fun and new experiences.
Kiev rests along the Dnieper River. Scattered across the city are religious monuments with classic architecture and underground catacombs. If this rich history isn’t what you crave in the Ukraine, Kiev offers many other opportunities for fun. The city is also home to recreational activities like waterparks and the Kiev Zoo.
Ukraine is also a popular spot among snowboarders and skiers. Bukovel is a large, popular ski resort in the country. This resort hosts skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking and more. The Carpathian National Nature Park is also nearby. Other popular, nearby ski resorts include Drahobrat and more.
Whether it’s a breath of history or a trip down a mountain, Ukraine offers a little bit of everything.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Ukraine. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Ukraine: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, polio, and influenza.
Sporadic cases of polio have been found in Ukraine. Make sure you’re vaccinated before your trip. Routine vaccinations are recommended for all travelers.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
Travelers to Ukraine do not need a visa for stays under 90 days. A visa and residency permit are required for longer-term stays.
Proof of health insurance and sufficient funds for your trip may be required.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Ukraine experiences all four seasons. Weather varies by what time of the year it is.
Winters hover around freezing and can bring heavy snowfall. Summers heat can reach the 90’s at peak times. Rains are common throughout the year with snowfall in winter.
There have been some politically and ideologically motivated terrorist attacks in the Ukraine. The State Department and other organizations reccomend taking extra precautions while in country. Avoid public demonstrations and avoid taking a public opinion on politics, especially in relation to Russia.
Avoid the Crimea area during your trip. Military operations are underway on an ongoing basis.
Crime also occurs in Ukraine, the most common being robberies, pickpocketing and mugging. Crimes are common near nightspots, on public transportation. Corridors, elevators and stairwells provide cover for these activities.
Tourists may be targeted if they display wealth or expensive things. The local police are known for being corrupt. Be careful when interacting with law enforcement and always request to see a badge. Note, law enforcement and some emergency responders may not speak English.
While Ukraine is a charming, colorful country, there are some locations to avoid. The Crimean is currently occupied by the Russian Federation. Take extra precautions in this region.
There is conflict in parts of eastern Ukraine. Avoid travel to Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts as Russian-supported separatists control the area. In these regions, travelers may face gunmen posing as self-named authorities. These individuals specialize in kidnaping and extortion.
The Ukrainian government has also struggled to provide support to these areas. There are reports of water, power, food and medicine shortages. This has lead to looting in some areas. If you plan to travel across Ukraine, avoid from these locations.
Ukraine offers a very unique experience to travelers. Make sure you’re prepared with these handy, must-pack items.
All Americans visiting Ukraine should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Ukraine, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Kyiv
4 A.I. Sikorsky St.
04112 Kyiv, Ukraine
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