Ukraine Travel Vaccines and Advice
If you are debating where to visit on your next holiday destination, Ukraine is a great option. This Eastern European country will allow you to enjoy a natural environment of exceptional beauty. The museums and monuments will allow you to dive into Ukraine’s past. Among ancient cities that are worth a visit, Pirogovo houses a traditional museum where you will find different types of local habitats and traditional costumes. Kiev is also not to be missed, and is home to the famous Saint Sophia Cathedral and the Laure Monastery. In the list of places to go, Lviv in the west of the country is the perfect holiday resort for nature lovers.
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Ukraine
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in Ukraine
Medical Care in Ukraine
Although routine medical care proves adequate in Ukraine, it is not in line with Western European standards. Hospitals lack medical supplies such as drugs. The American Medical Centers is popular amongst foreigners who require treatment.
You will be able to locate many pharmacies in major cities, but these are not well supplied. The shortage of pharmaceuticals is a common problem in Ukraine, and therefore you should always keep your first aid kit with you.
An ambulance service in Ukraine is available at any moment by dialling 103. If you would like to use private emergency assistance, you should call the Medikom clinic. In the event that you suffer from a more serious illness, you will have to be evacuated by air to another country.
Is Ukraine Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Hazardous driving|
|Public transportation||Great metro system; Avoid buses as they are in poor conditions and overcrowded;Do not hail taxis|
|Remote areas||Monitor reports carefully before entering such areas|
|Spiked food and drinks||Never leave anything unattended|
|Fraud||Beware of ATM scams; Click the link below for scam precautions|
|Crimea||AVOID ALL TRAVEL|
|Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts||AVOID ALL TRAVEL|
|Health||Polio and measles warning|
|Risk level||High degree of caution|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Ukraine?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Only a passport is required to enter Ukraine for stays under 90 days per period of 180 days. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of departure.
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Embassy of Canada to Ukraine information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.