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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Ukraine Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Ukraine

Local Situation: 2.9 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Ukraine. We detected travel advisories from 10 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 1.6 / 5

Ukraine shares a land border with 7 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Ukraine), the Advisory Index is 1.6 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Russia (2.1), Hungary (1.4), Poland (1.4), Romania (1.4), Belarus (1.3), Moldova with 1.3 and Slovakia with 1.3 (of 5).

Risk 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 2.9 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

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

Advisory issued by: United States

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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 ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

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

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/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: New Zealand

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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 ...

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

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Ukraine.

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

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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 är spänt i Ukrainas östligaste delar. Var ytterst försiktig. Undvik alla resor till de delar av länen Donetsk och Luhansk som står utanför regeringens kontroll, i närheten av den så kallade kontaktlinjen och till Autonoma republiken Krim, som inte kontrolleras av de ukrainska myndigheterna.

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

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Ukraine.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Luhanska oblast

Info: Undvik alla resor

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Ukraine.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Avtonomna Respublika Krym

Info: Undvik alla resor

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: Denmark

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Når du rejser til Ukraine, bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed pga. risikoen for terror. De fleste danskere har dog ingen problemer under besøg i landet.  Vi fraråder alle rejser til regionerne Donetsk og Luhansk i det østlige Ukraine. Der har været væbnet konflikt siden foråret 2014. Vi fraråder alle rejser til Krim-halvøen, ...

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: 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: Malta

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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.

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 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 2,9 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 10 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Ukraine.

Is it safe to travel Ukraine in 2019?

Visiting the country Ukraine is usually fine. The score is at 2,9 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

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 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.