Hospitable Ukraine means rest at resorts and treatment in Truskavets, ski resorts of the Carpathians, sightseeing tours to Poltava, Zaporozhye and luxurious Kyiv. Classy hotels and inexpensive boarding houses, delicious cuisine and the best wines – all about Ukraine: news, map, tours. See other countries beginning with U.
Ukraine is close, sunny and inexpensive. The climate, which does not require special acclimatization, the absence of a language barrier, beautiful and diverse nature, good sightseeing opportunities, versatile and very affordable treatment, still provide tours to Ukraine with exponential popularity. Do not forget about the low prices for ski holidays and in the sanatoriums of the Carpathian region.
In winter, people go to Ukraine to be treated in Truskavets, Morshyn and Polyana, and to a lesser extent go skiing in the Carpathians. Russian vacationers are attracted by affordable prices (however, now expensive high-level hotels of world “chains” have begun to appear in the country). The number of rooms in Ukraine is quite wide and diverse: from sanatoriums and rest houses built back in Soviet times to private boarding houses and hotels from two to five “stars”.
The capital is Kiev.
Cities and resorts of Ukraine
- Ukrainian Carpathians: ski resorts Bukovel, Dragobrat, Slavske, Yaremche
- Medical resorts: Berdyansk, Morshyn, Odessa, Polyana, Truskavets
- Excursion cities: Lviv, Kherson, Uzhgorod, Ivano-Frankivsk, Dnipro, Kharkiv, Poltava, Zaporozhye.
See the full list on the page cities and resorts of Ukraine. More information about interesting places to visit in the country is described on the page sights of Ukraine.
How to get to Ukraine
Since October 25, 2015, Russia and Ukraine have stopped air communication between the countries. Kyiv in September imposed sanctions against Russian airlines following European and American sanctions, Moscow responded by banning flights of Ukrainian air carriers to Russia.
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For citizens of the CIS, entry into Ukraine is visa -free. From March 1, 2015, entry into Ukraine for Russian citizens is made only on foreign passports valid for the entire duration of the trip. Children can be included in the parents’ passport or have their own passport.
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Customs of Ukraine
It is allowed to verbally declare imported amounts in any currency equivalent to 10,000 USD. Mandatory indication in the customs declaration is required for imported amounts from 10,000 USD, permitting documents are not required. To import amounts from 10,000 to 50,000 USD (including payment documents in foreign currency and traveler’s checks), documents on the origin of the currency (for residents) and an application for the import of currency indicating the purpose of import are required. The import of more than 50,000 USD is allowed only in a non-cash form or using payment documents in foreign currency, and a special permit from the National Bank of Ukraine will also be required.
It is allowed to export out of Ukraine cash in the amount of up to 1000 USD, subject to the oral declaration of foreign currency. Subject to a written declaration, non-residents of Ukraine can take out an amount up to 6000 USD.
Personal valuables are subject to mandatory declaration, it is not necessary to declare the presence of a camera or video camera, but it is desirable. Temporary import to Ukraine of single copies of mobile phones is allowed, the standards of which are allowed in the country (GSM 900 and GSM 1800 NMT).
For the export of works of art, cultural and historical values, you must obtain permission from the department of the State Control Service for the movement of cultural property across the state border of Ukraine. With an insignificant cultural value of the item, it is enough to have a check from the store or art salon where the purchase was made.
A citizen of Russia can enter the territory of Ukraine by vehicle on the basis of documents confirming the right of ownership and the right to drive, or by a notarized power of attorney from the owner of the vehicle (the relationship of the principal is the closest relatives: husband, wife, children or parents). Upon entry, a declaration for the vehicle is filled out. Fees are charged: for environmental control – 1 USD, compulsory civil liability insurance of vehicle owners (depending on the type of vehicle and length of stay): for 15 days – 0.90 USD, for 1 month – 1.30 USD. When leaving the territory of Ukraine, a toll from 10 to 25 USD is paid.
You can import duty-free up to two liters of strong liquor and two liters of wine, up to 200 cigarettes or 200 g of tobacco, up to five liters of beer, food – in the amount of not more than 50 EUR.
Useful phone numbers
Embassy of Russia in Kyiv: Kyiv, Povitroflotsky pr-t, 27; tel. (44) 244-09-61, 244-09-63, 244-09-67; https://ukraine.mid.ru
Fire department: 01, police: 02, ambulance: 03
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Money in Ukraine
The monetary unit of the country is the Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH), in 1 hryvnia there are 100 kopecks. Current exchange rate: 1 UAH = 1.95 RUB (1 USD = 29.56 UAH, 1 EUR = 31.1 UAH).
It is better to travel with dollars or euros, but Russian rubles can also be exchanged at any exchange office.