Going along with our cautiously adventurous travel style, we are pretty cautious when we’re in a new place. While we’re not going to book a trip to Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan or Iraq anytime soon, we also don’t believe that the entire world is a big, bad scary place. I’d checked the visa situation at least a half-dozen times, and knew we’d receive a 3-month visa upon arrival, but I still found myself running through the what if scenarios, over and over again. There are the usual beggars in the streets asking for money but nothing threatening. To be clear, violence in Mexico is no joke. However, some stone-pelting incidents in 2018 showed that this may no longer be the case. This probably seems a bit rude, and I expect I’ll catch some angry comments from it. Kyiv is relatively safe as long as you use common sense--stay out of areas that you wouldn't normally go into in your hometown. Actually, it’s a nice looking city, with hideous spots and beautiful spots alike. tourist visa : A letter of invitation from a Ukrainian or American tourist agency or a confirmation from a Ukrainian hotel is necessary to qualify for a tourist visa. I'm sure there were some left by Americans among these: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g294473-i3662-k3903466-Ukraine_Trip_Reports_Collection-Ukraine.html#28348864. Is Ukraine Safe For Travel? 1938 VISIT TO SOVIET UNION / SOVIET RUSSIA AMERICAN TOURIST HOME MOVIE KIEV KHARKOV MOSCOW 65084 by PeriscopeFilm. Instead, angry protestors have actually given tourist vehicles safe passage. We were very happy to find your blog while we were planning our trip, and even checked out one of the bars you recommended for craft beer :). If he is Afro-American or American Indian, well, then it is obvious, he is not Ukranian....isn´t it ? It is safe there. Just in case. I exercised reasonable levels of alertness and it was fine. I am arriving in the late evening and will look into one of the arrival options you suggested in the post (as I freak out every time I land there and never have transportation arranged! We’ve heard the same thing about Odessa actually, when it comes to scams. Sorry to hear about the Germany visa…we’ve heard it’s a challenge. Let’s talk about Freedom in SG, guess it’s not bcoz of their strict laws, in which everyone needs to know, upon arriving in SG. Though Mexican tourism is starting to bounce back, Americans appear more reluctant to return than Canadians and Brits (5.7 million … I seek advice to all fellow Americans who have traveled to (ta && ta.queueForLoad ? I can’t get my visa crap sorted here in Germany and no better place to spend a few months exploring than Ukraine (and it is easy on the wallet as yall noted!) Mariupol visit in May, is it safe for tourists . Solution: shop for berries, mushrooms, game in food marts. Foreign tourists, including Americans, don't need to show any test results, but upon arrival in Turkey, they'll be checked for COVID-19 symptoms. Exercise increased caution due to crime and civil unrest. There are loads of mass produced Ukranian beers — pilsners and lagers, mostly — that are not bad, and can be had for $2 for a 0.5 Litre glass in a bar (and much cheaper in a supermarket). Coffee is cheap. There were a few great blogs that we did rely on while planning the trip, and they convinced us to give Kiev a chance. While things could change at any moment, we absolutely feel safe travelling in Ukraine. Take special care in Russia because of terrorism, harassment, and the arbitrary application of local laws. Just be simple. Residents of these states will be asked to show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before traveling and fill out an online immigration card and Passenger Locator Card within 48 hours of departure. Located beside Livoberezhna Metro Station in Kiev, this modern, 3-star hotel offers 2 international restaurants, and a 24-hour reception. Obviously, I would be traveling with my girlfriend and keeping a low profile. Cool to hear you’re coming back to Ukraine. Filmed by an unknown American tourist, this silent home movie shows a visit to Soviet Russia "after twenty years". And one more comment, if I may. ), it also makes a difference to your safety, being able to get home quickly, know exactly where you are, or call for help. Penny. I’ve spent the last 2 years living between Italy and Ukraine and it makes me laugh when people ask me if I’m scared about safety in Ukraine. I also believe that in the earlier safety discussions there should have been some replies from your compatriots, too. 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