This is a safety guide to Ukraine with details and information visitors need to know before travelling to the country. This guide contains helpful guidance on how you can enhance your safety while traveling to and staying in Ukraine. It contains safety tips that have been compiled from security professionals across Ukraine. While the information provided is up to date, please note that such information is subject to change at any time without notice. Consult our resource on a regular basis for updates.
Ukraine is considered to be a safe country in general. While the crime rate, including petty crime committed in larger cities across Ukraine is low as compared to other countries in the world, cases of petty and violent crime against foreign nationals have been reported. Individuals travelling to Ukraine or residing in the country are reminded of the importance of maintaining a high level of vigilance and awareness of security issues at all times.
In connection with announced ‘suspension’ of the EU-Ukraine association agreement preparation process by the Cabinet of Ministers, political opposition parties stage protests in the capital Kyiv. Rallying venues in the capital include Independence Square, European Square and the Cabinet of Ministers building.
It is advisable to plan routes circumventing the vicinity of mentioned venues during the rallies in order to minimize travel delays due to attendant traffic restrictions and to avoid all demonstrations and places of mass gathering as a routine security precaution.