Fast Facts: Ukraine

What is the weather like in Ukraine?

Ukraine has a mostly temperate continental climate, although a more Mediterranean climate is found on the southern Crimean coast. Precipitation is disproportionately distributed; it is highest in the west and north and lowest in the east and southeast. Winters vary from cool along the Black Sea to cold farther inland.

Check out the current weather conditions in Ukraine.


What is required for entry into Ukraine?

See our Visa page for information on passports and visas to Ukraine.


Are there any health precautions I should take?

There are no health requirements for entering Ukraine. Do not drink the tap water. The taste is horrible due to the high amounts of chrlorine used to disinfect the water. Ukraine also has the highest adult HIV prevalence rate in Europe. Talk to your physician when planning a trip to Ukraine.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization


What is the Currency?

Ukraine uses the hryvnia as its national currency. Please review the current exchange rate for the hryvnia.


What items should I shop for in Ukraine?

In Ukraine, shop for artwork.


What are the voltage requirements in Ukraine?

Voltage: 220 V; Plugs C, D, E, & F. You will need a voltage converter, and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.

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