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A country in Eastern Europe, on the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, bordered by Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova.

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Ukrainian passport renewal

I am looking for information on the renewal of an Ukrainian passport in Ukraine itself. Any information on the process, time taken, cost and especially the documents needed would be very helpful. I ...
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For a connecting flight in Kiev, do I need a transit visa? [duplicate]

I am an Indian national and traveling to Latvia via Kiev, Ukraine. I have a 5.5-hour layover. Do I need a transit visa there? I hold a Schengen visa.
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Overstayed in Ukraine

I overstayed during my last trip. I have a British passport and I should stay 90 days over 180 days. How shall I calculate my date of return?
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What can I (US citizen) do to help friend (Ukraine citizen) obtain a United States B-2 visitor visa?

On a recent trip to Ukraine, I met a friend who I would like to have come to the US for a visit. It is my understanding, however, that visas to visitors from Ukraine are often denied. This friend of ...
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I am going to Crimea from Russia. Will I be able to visit Ukraine later?

I am a citizen of Russia. I am planning to visit Crimea in summer 2018 to attend an educational camp. Apparently, I'm in the clear from the point of view of Russian authorities. I'm not sure if ...
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Is a 1-hour connection enough at Kyiv Boryspil with two separate tickets?

I'm looking into buying two separate tickets to fly from Vienna to Minsk, with a connection at Kyiv Boryspil airport. Ukrainian Airlines comes out best, but there would be only 1 hour between flights. ...
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Will Ukraine let me in if they see I've been in Russia first?

I am planning a trip through Russia so I have to get the visa in my own country (Australia). But then I plan to go to Ukraine and I can get a visa upon arrival (if under 15 days). Is there any risk ...
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Best way to get to city center from Kyiv Boryspil Airport (KBP)

What is the best way from Kyiv-Boryspil International Airport to the city center? Is there any public transport available?
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From Ukraine to Russia visa

I'm an Egyptian student and I'm travelling to the Ukraine next July. I wanted to ask if I can enter Russia with the same visa or it's not allowed? Also, I need to know the easiest transportation.
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Can I book a flight from India to Latvia passing through Ukraine? [closed]

Can I book a flight from India to Latvia passing through Ukraine? Do I need a visa in Ukraine?
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Can I travel to Ukraine or Russia without a visa as a Pakistani holder of a Schengen residency permit?

I am a Pakistani with an Italian residence permit. Can I travel to Ukraine or Russia without a visa?
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Proof of Health Insurance to enter Ukraine?

Is proof of Health Insurance checked on a 3-day visit? If so, would a Heath Insurance ID card be needed for this, or would the Travel Accident Insurance provided through some Visa cards be sufficient? ...
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Bio-metric passport

I would like to know if a country l visited frequently with my old UK bio-metric passport would have access to my past history on my new bio-metric passport.
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Using a new passport [closed]

OK you travel to say Ukraine on a bio-metric passport that will shortly expire and then you leave that country after 90 days maximum stay. You go home renew your bio-metric passport and return to ...
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How to learn the language for a stay in Ukraine? [duplicate]

I am considering to live in Kyiv for a couple of months. I visited the city last summer and it pleasantly surprised me. I would like to learn the local language to make my way around easier. Any ...
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Is there a Yelp equivalent in Ukraine?

I'm looking for a Yelp-like app in Ukraine (at least in Lviv and Kyiv). Since Yelp is not available in Ukraine, what do locals use to search for nearby restaurants and cafes? If it is possible, I ...
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Visitor requesting a cash advance to purchase airfare in-country. Legitimate or scam? [duplicate]

Woman planning to visit me from Ukraine to the US applied for a visa and such, claims to have paid for the visa but needs 500 dollars more for the airfare from Ukraine to the US. She says strict rules ...
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What should I do if I get caught by corrupt police in Ukraine but never want to pay?

I'm a bit fearful of corrupt police in Ukraine, and I already read one of the great answers regarding how to avoid getting harassed by corrupt police. However, the problem is that my SIM card in ...
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How can I wash my clothes in Lviv, Ukraine?

I was going to wash my clothes in the current AirBnB room, but found that the washing machine was broken. I will stay at this room for relatively long so I'm looking for a way to wash my clothes. If ...
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ID card, driving license and debit card stolen in Kiev. What is the worst that can happen? [closed]

My dad is an EU citizen. His ID card, driving license and debit card were stolen in Kiev metro. So far we called the bank and informed the local police, he has his passport so he is ok to fly. Is ...
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Is the use of “Kiev” (or other Russian-based spelling) considered offensive in Ukraine?

Someone edited my question, which originally used "Kiev" to mean the capital of Ukraine, but edited into "Kyiv". I just briefly googled it and found that "Kiev" is a Russian word while "Kyiv" is a ...
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Why do restaurants and cafes in Ukraine make a transaction on each food separately?

I'm now in Kiev and found that some restaurants and cafes make a transaction on each plate separately. For example, yesterday I ordered a slice of Napoleon cake and a cup of hot chocolate. When I ...
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Traveling from Kyiv(Ukraine) to Helsinki via Amsterdam with visa issued by The Netherlands

I have a visa issued by the Netherlands(multi, type C) and I would like to travel to Helsinki. I have never entered the Netherlands by the mentioned visa. There is a flight available through Amsterdam,...
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How do I change a receipt for a train ticket in Ukraine into the actual ticket?

I bought a train ticket from Chop to L'viv online. So I've printed out the receipt (БЛАНК ЗАМОВЛЕННЯ). It says on it, that I will need to swap it for the actual ticket at some pay desk (каса) on ...
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Why is there a special access to Maramureș on Ukrainian side

Next month, I'm having a trip to Ukraine and then to Romania through Marmaros masif. However while seeking info, I've also found on Czech General Consulate in Lviv sites, that I need a special ...
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Can I go to Poland from Ukraine with the Netherlands (schengen, Multi, type C) visa from Ukraine for the first time? [duplicate]

I have multivisa issued by the Netherlands, type C. I have never entered any country using this visa. I am Ukrainian and would like to travel from Ukraine to Poland, maybe visit some other countries. ...
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Is it dangerous to camp in western Ukraine?

I've just started camping and I was wondering if it's dangerous (dangerous wildlife/people) to camp in western Ukraine (near the Polish border) as I will be there for some days in August. I've been ...
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Concrete building in Kharkiv

I was walking yesterday and stumbled upon this windowless construction: As opposed to the view below, the side is now covered and has a huge sliding door on the second floor: Does anyone know what ...
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Kharkiv: airport to downtown

I'm trying to research my options to go from Kharkiv airport to Freedom Square. It looks like it is possible to do it with bus/metro. There are lots of websites offering to sell some kind of shuttle ...
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Transportation between Russia and Ukraine

I'll be in Voronezh this autumn and want to go to Ukraine (Kirovograd) to see some of my family and then fly out again from Moscow. What is the transport situation right now between Russia and ...
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Ukrainian short-term visa

I would love traveling to Ukraine. I have Indonesian ordinary passport and Hungary residence permit. Does it mean that I can travel to Ukrainian without any visa? *I checked on this website http://...
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Is troika riding available as a tourist experience in Ukraine?

Is troika riding available as a tourist experience in Ukraine? I tried searching, and could only find the slang usage of the term "troika". Is it specific only to Russia, and not a thing in Ukraine? ...
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Is Ukraine and nearby countries in Eastern Europe affected by the current heightened risk of terrorism in Europe? [closed]

Smartraveller's advice for Ukraine mentions the terrorism threat for Europe: Terrorism There is an ongoing threat of terrorism in Europe. In the past, terrorist attacks have occurred in a ...
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Can I travel to Ukraine on a National Visa from Germany?

There are countries not in the Schengen area that can be visited as long as you have a Schengen visa. Does Ukraine allow that?
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How does the 90/180 visa rule work for Ukraine?

I'm going to Ukraine and I'm told by online sources regarding my citizenship in connection to visiting to Ukraine that I am entitled to stay visa-free 90 days "within a 180 day period". Does this mean ...
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Am I able to take a train from Moscow, Russia directly to Kiev, Ukraine given the current political situation?

I am planning on travelling from Russia to Ukraine in 2017 via train and was curious if taking a direct train was still an option. I am aware of the Belarussian route but would prefer to not deal with ...
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What is the main spoken language in Kiev: Ukrainian or Russian?

I'm aware that there are both native Ukrainian and Russian speakers among Ukrainians, with the west being more Ukrainian-speaking and the east/south more Russian-speaking. What about Kiev today? I ...
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Does Ukraine still stamp EU passports at Boryspil airport?

While transiting Boryspil airport yesterday, I was told by a (junior) border guard that they've stopped stamping EU passports altogether. He told me that the "UA - EU citizens" booths often are not ...
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Is there native cuisine that is typical for Western Ukraine/Galicia, but not for the rest of Ukraine?

I am traveling to Lviv soon and would like to taste some local dishes. Specifically, I'd be interested in trying cuisine that is typical for Western Ukraine, rather than the country as a whole. Since ...
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Is there a good way to get from Levoča to Lviv?

Due to a change of plans, I'm now going to visit the Ukraine after I visit Slovakia. Right now I'm looking at options for going from Levoča to Lviv. Rome2rio is not showing any good options. I'm ...
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How is the land border between Poland and the Ukraine?

I'm currently in Krakow and am planning on going to Lviv next. Rome2Rio indicates that this is a 6-10 hour land journey either by bus(es) or by train(s). I've heard from another backpackers in my ...
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How good is credit card acceptance in Ukraine?

For travelers in Ukraine, how common is it to be able to pay using Visa or Mastercard? Are other cards, such as American Express/Discover commonly accepted? Any other caveats about paying by card in ...
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How to return a Ukrainian Railways ticket?

I've bought a Ukrainian railways ticket at the train station with my credit card. How can I return it? (the date of travel is in a few days)
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When traveling in Ukraine, when is it appropriate to wear the traditional Vyshyvanka?

Vyshyvanka (Ukrainian: ″Вишиванка″) is the colloquial name for the embroidered shirt in Ukrainian national costume. I have bought this traditional shirt a few years ago and would be traveling to ...
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Do I need to book Ukrainian long-distance trains in advance?

I'm looking to travel between Kiev and Minsk next week by night train, however I'm not 100% sure on the dates. Is it reasonable to assume I'd be able to get a last-moment ticket or do Ukrainian trains ...
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Buying international train tickets between Slovakia and Ukraine

I am looking to travel between Kosice and Lviv by rail, and do a return trip from Kiev to Kosice 10 days later. However, international train tickets must be purchased at a ticket office. My questions ...
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Can I (a citizen of Russia) visit Ukraine without invitation, but with copies of tickets instead?

I want to go to Ukraine from Russia, visit a few cities and then go to Moldova. But the thing is, I cannot make an invitation letter. Instead I can provide all of the train tickets of travels within ...
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Travel between Schengen and Non-Schengen Country

I will be traveling to The Netherlands, Hungary and Ukraine on business. According to my itinerary, I will be first staying 6 days in The Netherlands, flying to Hungary for two days, entering Ukraine ...
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Lviv-Debrecen train trip: how much will it cost?

I'd like to take the train from Lviv, Ukraine, to Debrecen, Hungary, on a Sunday evening in October: I can see the price for the Lviv-Chop segment on the Ukrainian Railways website (UAH51, or ...
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Visa Requirements for Belarus for EU citizen

I am doing a journey from Romania to Estonia and I'm currently in Ukraine (Kiev). I messed up and did not realize that I needed a visa for Belarus until I got here. Tomorrow I am planning to go to the ...