30 days per entry.
As with all countries, the final right to admit you into the country resides with Immigration Officer on arrival into the port of entry.
If you reside in or you’re travelling from a yellow fever-affected country, you’ll be required to present proof of vaccination against the disease.
Whilst the ongoing war in Ukraine is just one of the reasons why people skip Ukraine as a tourist destination, the fact of the matter is that most of the conflict with Russia is localised in the east – the Crimea region. As long as you avoid this area and a few other active war zones, the country can be a beautiful, highly memorable holiday destination. Furthermore, Ukraine can be an extremely beautiful country, especially in the spring and summer, when the forests and countryside bloom with growth.
People in Ukraine speak Ukrainian and Russian, but little English. You may meet some younger people who will know how to offer you directions but this is rarer than other non-English speaking countries. Especially with older generations then, you’ll need to learn some phrases in Ukrainian before your departure. Speaking of languages, Ukraine uses the Cyrillic alphabet, which might take some getting used to. Even so, you need to learn it if you want to be able to read signs. Unlike other countries, the signs are not translated into English.
Odesa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ukraine. With nearby beaches on the coast of the Black Sea, the nightlife, the fun, and the adventure, Odesa has proven to be a rich modern city full of history and mystery.
The best way to get around Ukraine is by train. It covers the majority of the country’s surface and is cheap to use. One thing that you should keep in mind is that they do not provide food on their night services, which means that you need to hit a supermarket before you get on. If you are looking for a more local way to get around, you can try the marshrutkas, tiny buses that connect the rural area to the urban area. You do not have to buy tickets anywhere. When you get in, the driver will ask you what your destination is, and then you will get a price. Tourists do not really use the marshrutkas, so you may have a lot of curious people around you. Informal taxis are also a popular way of travelling through the country. This is a sort of hitchhiking, but on a more local level. Drivers in Ukraine will stop on the side of the road if you are signalling, and they will take you here and there for a small fee. Salaries are low in Ukraine, so some extra cash is always welcomed.
The cuisine in Ukraine is similar to other areas in Eastern Europe and Russia. The best place to experience it is going to Puzata Khata, otherwise known in Ukraine as Пузата Хата in Cyrillic. You can find some delicious local dishes such as borsch, varenyky, okroshka, kompot, uzvar, and many others. This type of cuisine is found all over Ukraine. It is the Ukrainian version of Burger King, let’s say. Even so, you will like the food.
The people of Ukraine are friendly and hospitable. However, the country is known for its corruption, and whilst most people you encounter are nice, the authorities might not always be. One thing that may come as surprising for you is the behaviour of the officers at the borders. If you go by land, you are in for a ‘treat.’ They often expect a bribe, and they come up with all kinds of excuses not to let you pass. That is usually a sign that they are looking for a handout from you. There were some cases when tourists refused to bribe them, and as a result, the officers turned their car upside down, down to the tires and gas tank. You may not go through something as extreme as that, but if you can, you should try and enter the country by air.
Overall, Ukraine has a lot to offer. It is a country full of history, and the culture is fascinating.
Unfortunately once a visa is issued we will not be able to make any changes. Please contact us if there is a mistake in your application form. There may be a cost to reprocess any changes.
Residents of the following countries are eligible for the Ukraine eVisa:
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Singapore Solomon Islands
Trinidad and Tobago
The following documentation is needed upon arrival in Ukraine:
Your valid passport
Your printed eVisa
Proof of sufficient funds to cover your cost of stay
Proof of Insurance
Yes there is, specific nationalities will have to apply in advance for tourist and business visas.
The Ukraine Tourist eVisa is an official travel document and is compulsory for tourists who want to visit Ukraine.
The following is required to successfully submit your application:
Health insurance (up to 30,000 euro coverage)
Proof of sufficient funds to cover the costs of stay
Return airline/transit ticket
Accommodation Information (hotel booking)
Agreement for tourist services (voucher)
This depends on the processing time you have chosen. Please refer to the FastTrackVisa website page for the destination country for more information.
This depends entirely on the processing time you choose. There are three options available:
Standard Processing: 19 Business Days
Rush Processing: 17 Business Days
Super Rush Processing: 15 Business Days
The Ukraine Tourist eVisa is valid for 30 days after arrival. You should know that this is different from most other visas, which become valid as soon as they are issued.
An applicant’s passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the day of entry into Ukraine. There should also be at least one blank page for stamping upon arrival.