Ukraine practice, know

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Identity card:
  • Capital Kiev

  • People 46 million (2010)

  • Constitution Semi-presidential system

  • Language Ukrainian, Russian

  • Religion : Orthodox Christians.

    Express entry:
    • Visa As a European, you are exempt from visa obtaining process (for a tourist stay of less than 90 days).

    • Passport : A passport valid prompted. Important : the identity card is not sufficient.

      • Currency hryvnia (UAH)

      • Currency rates : EUR 1 & asymp; 11 UAH

      • Payment Cards Three types of credit cards are accepted in major restaurants, shops, hotels, etc ... Visa, MasterCard and Eurocard. However, note that credit cards are not widely used in Ukraine, it is recommended to always have cash on you.

      • Budget stay 1 Week 300-600 Euro

        • Restaurants
          Cheap : less than € 8 / person
          Average .: 8-15 € / person
          Premium . more than 25 € / person.

          • accommodation
            Cheap : less than 10 € / night
            Average : 20 -30 € / night
            Premium : more than 80 € / night


            How to get there?

            • By Air: You probably will land at the main airport, Borispol Kiev. From France you can take different companies: Malev, KLM, Swiss, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Wizzair (lowcost) or Ukraine International .

            • bus Eurolines liaises with Kiev, count 40-hour trip from Paris. The company provides Triton Paris-Odessa line.

            • By train: From Paris, you have to go through Berlin and Krakow, focus changes bogie at the border may take time. A night train with variable wheel base runs between Krakow and Kiev through Lviv.

            • By car: It is better to go through Hungary due to the quality of highways (rather than Slovakia or Poland ).

              On site:

              • Car The main network is in good condition, much less the secondary network. Almost all road signs are in Cyrillic.

              • Bus : You can move around easily by bus between the Ukrainian cities in the remotest corners are minibuses or vans that are most used.

              • train The rail network is also well developed and trains are cheap. In summer the trains to Odessa and the Black Sea are crowded, consider booking your ticket in advance.

              • Ferry: By boat it is possible to reach Odessa from Kiev down the Dnieper .

              • plane : The domestic air network is well developed, major domestic companies are: Ukraine International Airline Aerosvit UM Air.

                • Vaccinations No mandatory vaccine

                • Tips : It is advisable not to consume tap water.

                • Medical Emergencies: 103

                  • Flight and delinquency: Ukraine is generally safe, you still watch out for pickpockets and other crooks especially in Kiev. In general beware of too endorsements unknown. A local mafia exists, but a priori you are not concerned.

                    • Climate : continental climate with cold winters and hot summers in most parts of the country. Mediterranean climate near the Black Sea.

                    • Average temperatures 25 & deg; C in summer and 0 & deg; C in winter.

                    • Best time to reach : Spring and autumn are the best seasons, neither too hot nor too cold.

                      Daily life:
                      • Time difference : UTC + 2

                      • Electrical Outlets : 220V / 50Hz, European plug

                      • Calling code 380

                      • internet, wifi : If you have your own computer you will have no trouble finding a wifi access from a coffee. Otherwise most cities have at least one internet café.