Hryvnia (UAH)

Official languages



GMT + 2

Calling code


Area codes

Dnepropetrovsk: 562, Donetsk: 62, Kharkiv: 572, Kiev: 44, Lviv: 322, Odessa: 48

Internet TLD



Generally shops are open Monday–Friday from 8am to 6/7/8pm. Some shops have an hour lunch break between 1 and 3pm.

National holidays

New Year’s Day January 1
Orthodox Christmas January 7
International Women’s Day March 8
Orthodox Easter movable feast
Labour Days May 1 & 2
Victory Day May 9
Orthodox Pentecost movable feast
Constitution Day June 28
Ukrainian Independence Day August 24

National dish

borscht – a beetroot soup
hrybivka – a mushroom soup
kapusniak – a sauerkraut soup
pyrohy – dumplings with various fillings
holubtsi – rolls of cabbage leaves filled with rice and meat
deruny – potato pancakes


Ukraine’s electricity runs on 220V/50Hz.


Citizens of the European Union, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Vatican, Iceland, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Mongolia, the USA, Canada, Japan do not need visa for entry into Ukraine (for stays of up to 90 days). Only a valid passport is required.

Useful numbers

Ambulance: 03
Fire Brigade: 01
Police: 02