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Travel info

Travel info


Ukraine attracts more than 20 million foreign citizens every year (23.1 million in 2007). The country is the 8th most popular tourism destination in Europe.


For stays of up to 90 days, citizens of the EU do not require a visa.

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Major cities

Kiev, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Odessa, Donetsk

Top tourist attractions

  • Kiev
  • Odessa
  • Kamyanets-Podilskyy and Hotyn fortresses
  • Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra
  • St. Sophia Cathedral
  • Hoverla mountain
  • Shevchenkivskyy Park


Ukraine is a very vivid country, rich in culture and history. There is much to offer tourists, many lovely sights, traditional sounds, decadent flavor and unique smells.


Most of Ukraine consists of regular plains with the average height above sea level being 175 metres (574 ft). It is surrounded by mountains to its west and extreme south.


Ukraine has a temperate continental climate. June and July are usually the wettest months, while February is usually the driest.


VAT rate is 20%

Public holidays

  • 1 January – New Year's Day
  • 7 January – Orthodox Christmas
  • 8 March – International Women's Day
  • Orthodox Easter
  • Holy Trinity Day (Triytsya) – Orthodox Pentecost
  • 1 May & 2 – Labour Days
  • 9 May – Victory Day
  • 28 June – Constitution Day
  • 24 August – Independence Day