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Tuesday, 23. July 2019 at 07:28 AM

Ukraine Travel Advisory

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Local Situation: 2.9 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Ukraine. We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 1.4 / 5

Ukraine shares a land border with 7 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Ukraine), the Advisory Index is 1.4 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Russia (2), Belarus (1), Hungary (1), Moldova (1), Poland (1), Romania with 1 and Slovakia with 1 (of 5).

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 2.9 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise increased caution in Ukraine due to crime, civil unrest and elections. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Crimea due to arbitrary detentions and other abuses by Russian occupation authorities. The eastern parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, especially the non-government-controlled areas, due ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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Do not travel to Crimea due to the uncertain security situation.  Do not travel to Donetsk and Luhansk regions due to ongoing violent conflict and the volatile security situation.  New Zealanders currently in Crimea and the Donetsk and Luhansk regions are advised to depart as soon as it is safe to do so. The New Zealand Government is severely limited in its ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/ukraine

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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Ukraine: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise: Teilreisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Ukraine.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

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

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/ukraine/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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Avoid all travel to certain areas

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese citizens in Ukraine against all travel to Donetsk oblast, Luhansk oblast, and Crimea. The Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts remain highly unstable due to ongoing clashes between Ukrainian armed forces and Russian-backed armed separatists.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

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 uk,ru-UA,rom,pl,hu
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 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 of 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 2,9 out of a possible 5.0. We advise caution when travelling to Ukraine.

So ... is it safe to travel Ukraine?

Visiting the country Ukraine is usually fine. Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many advisories do you know for Ukraine?

We currently evaluate nine official sources each morning. Today, we know of 8 active advisories for Ukraine.