Travel advice for Ukraine.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Ukraine.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in euro (EUR)

  • Exchange cash into local currency outside larger urban areas

Local currency / ISO Code

Hrywna UAH

Currency exchange rate

UAH 100 = ~ CHF 2.57 ; CHF 1 = ~ UAH 38.31 (09/2022)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Payment by credit card is relatively common. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

  • Use credit card with caution. Unauthorized use is widespread.

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 1h

National language

Official language

Ukrainian

Language capabilities

English and German

Capital

Kiev (Kyïv)

Country code for calling Switzerland

8 (wait for dialing tone) 10 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt / adapter required for 3-pronged plug

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid after end of stay, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Kyiv, vul. Kozyatynska 12
Tel. +380 44 281 61 28

Opening hours

Banks

9.00 - 13.00 h and 14.00 - 18.00 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

8.00/9.00 - 18.00/19.00 h (Mon - Sat)

Driving
  • Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 25 (varies by rental company).

  • International green insurance card mandatory.

  • CH sticker, first-aid kit, fire extinguisher and breakdown triangle mandatory.

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security

  • Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

  • Avoid nighttime driving.

  • Si consiglia di rispettare le abituali misure precauzionali contro la microcriminalità.

  • Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.

  • An exclusion zone stretches 30 km around Chernobyl.

Special legal regulations

Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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