A country in Eastern Europe. Ukraine is bordered by Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova.

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If I've visited Crimea, what country do I list on my customs declaration form?

On returning to the U.S. I must fill out a customs declaration form, which includes listing the countries that I have visited prior to arrival in the U.S. If I was in Russia and visited Crimea after ...
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Is travelling to Chernobyl safe for tourists?

Recently I read in my Lonely Planet and on some news site like for example this one, that the site of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe is open for tourists. There are also tour operators that offer ...
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How unsafe is it to leave an expensive laptop at a rented apartment or a cheap hotel room? Which precautions should I take?

I'm going to Odessa, Ukraine, and may have to take my laptop with me for work reasons. I'll be staying at an inexpensive place which I rented online. Is it a very bad idea to leave the laptop in the ...
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Are there still any trains from Kiev to Crimea?

Before Crimea changed hands you used to be able to take a sleeper train from Kiev to Simferopol. I have tried using the Ukrainian train website and the Russian train website neither return any results ...
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How can I visit Chernobyl?

I have heard that it's possible to visit Chernobyl as a tourist (and some questions here on Travel bear this out, asking if it's safe to do so.) I'd like to visit it. What do I need to know to do so ...
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What are the options of getting from Ukraine to Crimea (and vice versa) after 2014?

I'll be in Kiev this summer and would like to take a trip to Crimea. What are my options for doing so?
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How to travel to California with my cat? [closed]

I am moving to California from Ukraine. I know the exact requirements from Ukranian part, but what about USA part and especially California? What is the exact list of requirements for the cat?
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What is the “White Schengen list”?

The signing of a visa-free agreement with the Schengen zone countries opens up new possibilities for us in terms of the so called white Schengen list featuring 57 countries, from Korea, Mexico and ...
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US citizens traveling between 2 “no visa required” countries

Friends of ours want to come from US to Lithuania then go to Ukraine and back to US (or Ukraine, then Lithuania). They don't need visas to go to either Lithuania or Ukraine and thinking logically ...
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Ferry connection between Crimea (Ukraine) and Georgia?

Is there any reliable ferry connection between Crimea on Ukraine and Georgia? Does anyone have any information on that?
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Travelling to Ukraine and Russia, border issues

I'm a Portuguese citizen living in the UK and I'm going to Russia in May by bus from Estonia. Meanwhile I have a weekend trip booked to Ukraine in April. Assuming that I got the Russian visa, ...
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Does the Ukraine-Georgia ferry go via Russia and if so must I have a Russian visa even if I don't disembark?

Previously we had a question about ferries between Ukraine and the Republic of Georgia. The answer was that the company UkrFerry has such a route but I'm unsure of the details and the site seems to be ...
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What is required of an Australian citizen to get a visa for Ukraine?

I am an Australian citizen and I know that for some ex Eastern Bloc countries like Russia and Belarus I need an invitation and other difficulties to obtain a visa. Ukraine looks easier than those but ...
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Which languages to brush up on for Ukraine trip?

I am traveling from the US, and the only language I really know is American English. I will be visiting cities in various districts of Ukraine: Kiev, Chornobyl, Cherkassy, Kherson, etc. I will be ...
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Is there currently a problem with border crossings to Ukraine?

Given the current situation in Ukraine are there problems with crossing of the Ukrainian borders? In general and for westerners in particular.
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Crossing the Black Sea (Ukraine to Georgia) by boat - risk of being boarded in a private vessel?

I am planning to go from Ukraine to Georgia crossing the Black Sea, not by a ferry but using a private boat. I would like to know if some people have experienced crossing Black Sea, and if it is ...
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Ferry connection between Crimea - Kerch and Georgia?

Does anybody know if the ferry service is bacK? I will need it next spring - 2014.
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Can you transfer from Ukraine International airlines to British Airways at Kiev-Boryspil without clearing immigration (only hand luggage)?

So I'm considering flying Tbilisi-Kiev-London (TBS-KBP-LHR), with the TBS-KBP leg flown by Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), and the KBP-LHR leg by British Airways (BA) I will not be able to have ...
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Travel between Odessa and Tiraspol

Are there any regular transportation from Odessa, Ukraine to the Moldovian independent republic of Transnistria? To be more exact, to Tiraspol? Do you need a visa to get there?
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Do I need a passport travelling within Schengen through Kyiv?

I am a Finnish citizen. I'm used to travelling only within the Schengen Area and/or EU, and I'm able to do it with my Finnish National ID card. I haven't even bothered to get an expensive passport, as ...
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Legal and security issues with wild camping in Ukrainian mountains?

What are the legal and security issues with wild camping in Ukrainian mountains? First of all: is it legal? I've heard, that many groups camp in mountains, including camp fires, and have never had ...
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How much to pay for hiring marshrutka in Ukraine?

I was in Ukrainian mountains with the group and the marshrutka was hired in Lviv to transport us directly into Carpathian Mountains. This was very convenient and I've heard also it was quite cheap, ...
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Travel from Lisbon to Tbilisi, through Amsterdam and Kiev

I am going to travel to Tbilisi (Georgia) from Lisbon. Georgia has an agreement with the EU so I don't need a passport (ID card is enough) but I'm travelling through Amsterdam (no passport needed) and ...
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Buy analog photographic material in Kiev and Odessa

I am looking for a shop in Kiev and Odessa where I can buy analog photographic film and paper. Does anyone know a shop were I can buy this? (May be this is not the right place to ask such kind of ...
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Is a transit visa needed to transfer in Boryspil airport for Chinese citizens?

My wife, a Chinese (Heilongjiang ID) citizen living in the United Kingdom under a spousal visa, will be travelling from London to Beijing next summer. She has a layover at Boryspil Airport for a ...
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My flight was just canceled two weeks before the date

Expedia just informed me that my flight with Ukrainian International Airlines was canceled. I'm flying from NYC to Kiev. This is an important business trip and I ordered tickets 2 months ago. Expedia ...
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How to get from Lviv (Lvov) to Krakow by train on the cheap?

There is a direct train 051 from Lviv to Krakow; yet it is quite slow (9+ hours for the entire journey), expensive (it seems that tickets start from 60EUR); while the reservation is compulsory, there ...
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Are U.S. Citizens prohibited from travel to Crimea?

I have family in Crimea and would like to visit them. I've read executive order 13685 but am unsure how to interpret it. Are U.S. nationals prohibited from traveling or spending money in Crimea? Does ...
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Information source on safety for Kiev visitors

I may have to visit Kiev (unless my ministry for foreign affairs say otherwise) for a meeting. I am not going anywhere in Eastern Ukraine. Where can I find the best source on safety for travellers? ...
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How many phones can I take to Ukraine?

I will be going to Ukraine soon from New York. Some of my family members in Ukraine were asking us to bring some phones. How many phones can I take to Ukraine if the other phones are packed into the ...
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Temporary bank account in Ukraine for a foreign traveler?

I'm an EU citizen and I'm considering longer travel through the Ukraine. Because I'm concerned about security issues, I don't want to have all my money with me. Opening a bank account in Ukraine would ...
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Can Polish Citizen Enter Ukraine With ID?

Can a Polish citizen enter Ukraine only with ID? (without passport) I am interested in both cases: as a transit flight with change in Kiev (to stay only within the airport) and if it's possible to ...
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Can I travel to Macedonia or Ukraine with a valid Russian visa?

Can I travel to Belarus or Ukraine with a valid Russian tourist visa?. I'm a Syrian citizen.
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Can I drive into Ukraine with my car?

I want to drive with my car to Lviv in Ukraine. Car insurance covers that, but I'm not sure if I can just drive over the border from Poland to Ukraine or if I need any special permission or documents ...
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Tagetes flower in Ukraine

I just returned from my first trip to Ukraine. Since I'm loving the Tagetes flower I was wondering why it is omnipresent in Ukraines streets and flowerpots. My first assumption was that it is related ...
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How to get from Rzeszów to Lviv? [closed]

What are my options to find a connection between Rzeszów and Lviv? Is there a website that lists all Poland->Ukraine buses, like bus.com.ua does for Ukraine->Poland? I couldn't find the list of buses ...
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What sim-card should I get in Ukraine, if I only plan to use it for mobile Internet?

I'm planning to stay in Kiev, Ukraine for a week and would like to have mobile Internet. I will need to use a total of 500 MB during that time. What is currently the cheapest sim-card/plan for my ...
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Applying for a Ukranian multiple-entry visa, how should I fill in the application?

I am an Indian citizen. I want to apply for multiple entry visa of Ukraine for one year but I have few doubts regarding form filling. I want to go to Ukraine for three times within one year but for ...
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Safety in Ukraine [closed]

I am spending a week in Ukraine as part of an LGBT performing arts group. We will be under the protection of the US Embassy and will be visiting Lviv and Kiev. I know very little about the region, ...
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Proof of finance when entering the Ukraine as a German citizen

I am planing a trip to Ukraine and read about a proof of finance as an entry restriction for foreigners. The website of the german Auswärtiges Amt is mentioning that since 2013 every non ukrainian ...
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Is it currently safe to travel to and live in Kyiv, Ukraine? [closed]

I am U.S. citizen considering possible relocation to Kyiv, Ukraine for a new job. Is it safe for Americans to live in Kyiv? Is there any serious chance of a major escalation of the current ...
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Are there organized educational WWII trips to Ukraine [closed]

I am looking for professionally organized educational trips in the Ukraine. A trip around Sevastopol/Crimea on the topic of WWII would be of special interest to me. Does anyone know a company ...
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What are the known potential safety issues flying with Ukranian Airlines AMS-KBP-TLV? [closed]

I'm noticing Ukrainian Airlines has some very low fares relative to other airlines for a trip I need to make (AMS to TLV and back). It's a bit of a detour, but for about $200 instead of $300 it looks ...
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Visa for Ukraine for Iranian citizens

Is it difficult for Iranian citizens to get a tourist visa for the Ukraine. And how is the procedure to get it.
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Is it safe to travel to Kiev at the moment? [closed]

I know there is war in the Eastern part of Ukraine at the moment but how is the situation in Kiev? Is it safe to travel there at the moment?
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Corruption and safety in Kiev [duplicate]

I am currently aware that sometimes tourists are stopped by "police" (or actual police officers) that ask for money for crimes you did not commit. How is it advisable to behave in such a situation (...