Ukraine facts and travel tips

History is alive and on display in Ukraine for every visitor to see and experience. More than 500 cities within this nation have been in existence for over 900 years.  This makes Ukraine one of the oldest and most established areas that can be visited in the world today. With hundreds of museums dedicated to culture, art, and local history, every city has something of a twist for you to enjoy during your planned time away.

The cities offer an intense level of culture for the visitor, but the sweeping landscapes of Ukraine put up their own argument for a visit during your time here. With 30+ national parks that are open to explore, you can take a hike to see numerous biomes, reserves, or mountain summits. Catacombs dot the landscape, having been used for centuries as places of worship, reverence, or daily living.

The festivals that Ukraine’s communities offer throughout the year bring a certain vibrancy to this nation that cannot be matched. From the national fair to the local street festivals that bring in dancing, live music, and the chance to celebrate another successful year, the atmosphere that you’ll find in the ancient cities and villages here is one that is thrilling, festive, and inviting.

Whether you prefer a quiet stroll along a riverwalk or an adventurous journey through the countryside, Ukraine has history, comfort, and beauty to be discovered with every step you take. Begin your journey by taking the first step in planning your adventure and you will find that this nation offers a glorious opportunity to experience the one-of-a-kind hospitality that only Ukraine can offer.

National Holidays

When are national holidays and no work days ?

See the list with the national holidays in the country.

DateEnglish
January 1new year
January 7Orthodox Christmas
March 8International Women's Day
Variable(Julian) Easter
Variable(Julian) Pentecost
May 1Labour Day
May 9Victory day over Nazism in World War II
June 28Constitution Day
August 24Independence Day
October 14Defender of Ukraine Day
December 25Christmas Day

Biggest cities

See the list of the biggest and most important cities in the country, and the size of the cities by population.

Important: the informations are from various external sources. If you are using the informations professional please seek official confirmation whether the figures are actual or not.

RankNamePop.Region
1Kiev2,814,258Kiev
2Kharkiv1,441,622Kharkiv
3Odessa1,003,705Odessa
4Dnipropetrovsk1,001,962Dnipropetrovsk
5Donetsk962,024Donetsk
6Zaporizhia772,600Zaporizhia
7Lviv760,026Lviv
8Kryvyi Rih654,900Dnipropetrovsk
9Mykolaiv498,518Mykolaiv
10Mariupol486,856Donetsk
11Luhansk431,109Luhansk
12Vinnytsia370,800Vinnytsia
13Makiivka358,156Donetsk
14Sevastopol340,297Sevastopol
15Simferopol336,330Crimea
16Kherson302,526Kherson
17Poltava298,652Poltava
18Chernihiv296,836Chernihiv
19Cherkasy286,037Cherkasy
20Horlivka279,637Donetsk

Covid-19 / Coronavirus statistics

Travel restrictions / Travel advice

Any country may restrict travel without notice. For actual updates on travel restrictions see official website at gov.uk

Foreign travel advice

See actual travel advice on official website at gov.uk

Medical travel advice

Official and updated medical travel advice during the COVID-19 / Coronavirus outbreak, see WHO official website

Medical recommendations

The actual medical recommendations during the COVID-19 / Coronavirus outbreak can be found at WHO official website

Local Covid-19 information

Below you can see the actual Covid-19 situation with statistics.

For actual updates about local restrictions see government website from the link below.

Ukraine
5,177,217
Total confirmed cases
Updated on October 4, 2022 9:25 am
Ukraine
4,987,191
Total recovered
Updated on October 4, 2022 9:25 am
Ukraine
80,820
Total active cases
Updated on October 4, 2022 9:25 am
Ukraine
109,206
Total deaths
Updated on October 4, 2022 9:25 am

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