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Last verified: Wednesday, 23. September 2020 at 07:19 AM

Ukraine Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Ukraine

Local Situation: 3.7 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Ukraine. We detected travel advisories from 10 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.8 / 5

Ukraine shares a land border with 7 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Ukraine), the Advisory Index is 3.8 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Romania (4.1), Belarus (4), Hungary (3.8), Russia (3.8), Slovakia (3.8), Moldova with 3.6 and Poland with 3.2 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Ukraine

There are currently 178,353 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Ukraine. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 3,583 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Ukraine.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Ukraine

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Ukraine.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Ukraine from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.7 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Germany

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Ukraine: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise: Teilreisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Source: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/ukrainesicherheit/201946

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/ukraine

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Läget i östra Ukraina är spänt. Undvik alla resor i närheten av den så kallade kontaktlinjen och till de delar av länen Donetsk och Luhansk som inte kontrolleras av den ukrainska regeringen. Undvik också alla resor till Autonoma republiken Krim som inte kontrolleras av den ukrainska regeringen.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/UA

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Ukraine.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Donetska oblast

Info: Undvik alla resor

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Reconsider travel to Ukraine due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.     The Centers for Disease Control and ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/ukraine-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Cyprus

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Avoid all travel to certain areas

Source: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til Ukraine som følge af COVID-19. Den danske ambassade i Kiev har de seneste oplysninger om lokale restriktioner i Ukraine. Du bør altid følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger. Du bør løbende holde dig opdateret om udviklingen i Ukraine via den danske ambassade i Kiev, de lokale myndigheder og nyhedsmedierne. ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/ukraine/

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Ukraine.

Issued by: Danish government

Coverage: Regionerne Donetsk og Luhansk. Krim-halvøen.

Info: Meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Ukraine has closed its borders to foreigners until 28 September, with some exceptions (see 'Travel'). Quarantine restrictions in Ukraine have been extended until 31 October. If you're allowed to enter Ukraine you must have valid health insurance and it should cover COVID-19 treatment. Monitor the Visit Ukraine website for entry requirements specific to the country ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/ukraine

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Ukraine.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/ukraine/

Individual rating changes for Ukraine

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Ukraine. Most recent events first.

Changes from August 7th 2020

The total rating for Ukraine changed from 3.5 to 3.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Ukraine to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Ukraine changed from 3.4 to 3.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Ukraine to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Ukraine changed from 3.0 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Ukraine to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Austrian government increased their existing warning for Ukraine to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +2.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Ukraine to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Ukraine changed from 2.9 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Ukraine with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Ukraine changed from 2.8 to 2.9. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Ukraine to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Ukraine changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Ukraine with a rating of 2.0.

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The German government issued a new warning for Ukraine with a rating of 3.0.

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Ukraine with a rating of 3.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Ukraine with a rating of 2.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Ukraine with a rating of 2.0.

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The Cypriot government issued a new warning for Ukraine with a rating of 4.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Ukraine with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Ukraine with a rating of 3.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Ukraine with a rating of 3.0.

About Ukraine

Ukraine with its capital Kiev is a country in Europe (Eastern Europe), slightly smaller than Texas (603,700 km²). The country is located Eastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Poland, Romania, and Moldova in the west and Russia in the east. The climate can be described as temperate continental; Mediterranean only on the southern Crimean coast; precipitation disproportionately distributed, highest in west and north, lesser in east and southeast; winters vary from cool along the Black Sea to cold farther inland; summers are warm across the greater part of the country, hot in the south. The landscape is most of Ukraine consists of fertile plains (steppes) and plateaus, mountains being found only in the west (the Carpathians), and in the Crimean Peninsula in the extreme south. With a population of about 45.99 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Kiev
Population about 45.99 million
Size 603.700 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Texas
Common languages Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian
Currency Hryvnia (short: UAH)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +380
Internet Top Level Domain .ua
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 UA
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 UKR
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 804

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Ukraine is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air and water pollution
  • deforestation
  • inadequate supplies of potable water
  • radiation contamination in the northeast from 1986 accident at Chornobyl' Nuclear Power Plant

Natural hazzards

  • occasional droughts
  • occasional floods

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Ukraine. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. chemicals
  2. coal
  3. electric power
  4. ferrous
  5. food processing
  6. machinery
  7. nonferrous metals
  8. transport equipment

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. grain
  3. milk
  4. sugar beets
  5. sunflower seeds
  6. vegetables

Ukrainian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Ukraine.

Export products

  1. chemicals
  2. ferrous
  3. foodstuffs
  4. fuel
  5. machinery
  6. nonferrous metals
  7. petroleum products
  8. transport equipment

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. energy
  3. equipment
  4. machinery

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Ukraine?

Ukraine is currently rated at 3,7 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 10 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Ukraine.

Is it safe to travel Ukraine in 2020?

The score is rather high (3,7) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Ukraine. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Ukraine?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 10 individual sources for Ukraine.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Ukraine?

There are currently 178,353 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Ukraine. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 3,583 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Ukraine.

What is the size of Ukraine?

Ukraine has a size of 603,700 km² or 233,090 mi² which is slightly smaller than Texas.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.