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 spend a few hours in the city, outside the airport?

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All EU citizens are allowed to enter Ukraine without visa and Poland is not an exclusion. However, you cannot use ID-card for crossing the border, as stated here (Ukrainian version) by the State Border Guard Service.
I am almost sure that you won't be able to make a transit (or airport transfer) with ID as well.

Documents required for crossing the state border of Ukraine:

  • Foreign passport;
  • [...]

Attention! ID-card, which identifies the personality, gives no right to cross the State Border of Ukraine

  • Almost right. You can change planes without clearing immigration on an ID Card IF the destination country accepts it for entry
    – Crazydre
    Sep 27, 2016 at 22:00

You cannot enter Ukraine, but you can change planes at Kiev-Boryspil airport.

As stated in Timatic, the database used by Airlines:

Transit refused to nationals of Poland with a national ID card.

Except when transiting through Kiev Boryspil (KBP) on Ukraine International Airlines (PS).

At the entry to transit security control, a border officer will check your boarding pass and ID card

  • Your bio could more accurately say "Mostly specialised in performing Timatic searches."
    – fkraiem
    Sep 17, 2017 at 0:48
  • @fkraiem Haha xD Can't help the fact that Timatic's usually the most reliable source, now can I? I also have a contact in the Timatic team, whom I message when it's clear there's an error
    – Crazydre
    Sep 17, 2017 at 1:29

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