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 there's never been need for it.
Now I almost by accident, booked a flight from Finland (HEL) to Cyprus (LCA) that had a connecting flight in Boryspil, Kyiv, Ukraine (KBP).
Do I have to get a passport to get to my connecting flight at Boryspil, if I never leave the terminal and stay within the "international area"? I'm only trying to get from Finland to Cyprus, and have no need to cross the Ukrainian border at Boryspil.
I got this answer from Ukraine International Airlines:
**ADMISSION AND TRANSIT RESTRICTIONS:
- TRANSIT REFUSED TO HOLDERS OF NATIONAL ID CARDS ISSUED TO NATIONALS OF FINLAND.
- EXCEPT WHEN TRANSITING THROUGH KIEV BORYSPIL (KBP) ON UKRAINE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES (PS).**
I interpreted their answer like this: I'm able to travel without a passport, if I just stay within the terminal and do not cross the border.
I just want to be 100 % sure, that is there a possibility, that at one of these three airports someone denies me boarding to a plane that's going to or leaving Boryspil, even though my destination and original departing country are within EU and/or Schengen Area?