Welcome to Kyiv – one of the biggest cities in Europe. The capital of Ukraine is located on the banks of the Dnipro River. This scenic city with population of over 4 million people is an administrative, industrial, commercial, scientific, cultural and educational center of Ukraine. It combines ancient historical traditions, rich culture, unique beauty and European style of life. Everyone will find there something especially interesting to themselves. It can be theaters, concerts, excursions, and of course plenty of different bars, which, for sure, must be visited.
Emergency & Important Numbers
Country code 380
City code +380 44 XXX XX XX
Fire Department 101
Rules of entry to Ukraine during COVID-19
From March 24, 2021, all foreign citizens, without exception, regardless of the country of arrival to enter Ukraine must have a policy (certificate) of insurance issued by an insurance company registered in Ukraine, and covers the costs related to the treatment of COVID-19, observation, and is valid for the entire period of stay in Ukraine. As well as a negative result of testing for COVID-19 by polymerase chain reaction that was done no more than 72 hours before crossing the state border. Test is not required for children under 12 years.
Citizens of Ukraine in order to cross the Ukrainian border must have a negative PCR test that was done a maximum of 72 hours before entry. In the absence of the test, the Ukrainian must install the application Vdoma and self-isolate for 14 days. It is possible to complete self-isolation ahead of time in case of a negative PCR test result.
Ukrainian Time is +2 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). It is altered twice a year to save electric power.
The National Currency is Hryvnia, UAH In Ukraine, we use banknotes of denominations 1 to 500. In Kyiv, there are many ATMs, banks and currency exchange points, so you can easily cash money or exchange it for any other currency.
Today in Kyiv, almost all hotels, restaurants and supermarkets accept payments by credit cards so you can pay for products and services with Visа, MаstеrCаrd or Eurocard. Also, you can use a credit card to pay for a metro ride.
USA dollars and Euros are the most popular foreign currency in Ukraine and can easily be exchanged at exchange points or banks.
Banks in Ukraine usually work from 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Most banks are closed on Saturday and Sunday.
You can check updated currency rates at: https://bank.gov.ua/control/en/index
The best way to move around the city is Metro. In the Underground there are many beautiful historic stations.To travel you need to buy a card or tokens in a vending machine or at the ticket office. The metro doesn’t work at night.
In addition, the available types of transport are Buses, Trolleybuses, Trams. Not all types of urban transport have schedule and the intervals can vary between 5 and 60 minutes. Tickets can be purchased either in kiosks near the stops or from ticket officers and drivers.
Price depends on a rout and type of the transport.
Upper part of the city center and Podil district are united by Kiev funicular – the oldest transport in the city. There are two stations on the route: the upper, located on St. Vladimir’s Hill near St. Michael’s Cathedral, and the lower one located on Poshtova Ploshcha square.
Taxi is also available in the city. For best service and transparent pricing experience, we recommend such taxi companies as Uber and Uklon. Both of them have mobile apps that you can use to book a trip.
There are two Airports in Kyiv region.
Boryspil International Airport is the largest and the busiest airport in Ukraine. It provides over 67% of the passenger air traffic of Ukraine, handling over 10 million passengers per year. The airport is located 35 km from Kyiv, near the city of Boryspil.
To receive reference about buses routes and directions, time of departure and arrival from/to Boryspil International Airport State Enterprise and to provide suggestions or complaints concerning the transportation companies and Bus Station department, as required, please contact: +38 (044) 281 76 27
Sky Bus takes you from Boryspil International Airport to Kyiv city (passing through “Kharkivska” subway station to the main railway station “Kyiv-Pasazhyrskyi”, railway terminal “Pivdennyi”). Buses depart from Terminal D and Terminal B in accordance with the schedule. For more details concerning the Sky Bus departure and arrival, please contact: +38 (095) 431 07 17 (24/7).
Kyiv International Airport (Zhulyany) is located 8 km from the center of Kyiv. Getting to the airport quite comfortably and easily. Not far from the airport railway station is Kyiv-Volyn, so you can quickly get to the CP MA “Kyiv” at the opposite end of town or suburb. There is a convenient airport location 1.5 km from the ring road.
The public transport stop is located 200 meters from entry to Terminal A, D and 50 meters from entry to Terminal B. The final stop of trolleybus №22 is located in front of the terminal B.
Public transport runs from 06:30 till 22:30.
In Ukraine, the official language is Ukrainian, Russian is widely used as well. A lot of young people also speak English.