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New Zealand Government advice for Ukraine

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When travelling to Ukraine, you should always get travel insurance in case the worst happens. To help you ensure you travel safely, we have included the travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade for Ukraine.

There is extreme risk to your security in Crimea due to the uncertain security situation and we advise against all travel to this region. New Zealanders currently in Crimea are advised to depart.

Russian forces and pro-Russian groups have established control in Crimea and the security situation remains extremely tense. Flights in and out of Simferopol airport in Crimea are subject to disruption and some airlines have cancelled flights.  Train and bus routes out of the peninsula remain operational, although subject to unscheduled disruption.  Road blocks have also been reported.

There is high risk to your security in the eastern regions of Kharkiv, Donetsk and Lugansk due to increased tensions and the potential for violence.  We advise against all tourist and other non-essential travel to these regions. Violent protest activity has also occurred in the eastern regions.

There is some risk to your security elsewhere in Ukraine, including Kyiv, due to the uncertain security situation, escalating tensions and potential for violence and we advise caution.

Civil Unrest
Violent civil unrest peaked in February 2014, following the Ukrainian government’s decision to suspend preparations for the signing of an agreement with the European Union, resulting in a number of fatalities.  The situation has calmed considerably since then, with an interim government assuming power. The political and security environment remains unpredictable however, and public protests continue in and around Independence Square and St Michael’s Square in Kyiv.

New Zealanders throughout Ukraine are advised to avoid all protests, demonstrations and large public gatherings as they have the potential to turn violent with little warning. We recommend monitoring events through local media and adhering to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

General Travel Advice
New Zealanders travelling or living in Ukraine should have a comprehensive travel insurance policy in place that includes provision for medical evacuation by air.

New Zealanders in Ukraine are strongly encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Contact details are

Street Address 44 Ulitsa Povarskaya, Moscow 121069, Russia Telephone +7 495 956 3579 Facsimile +7 495 956 3583 Email nzembmoscow@mft.net.nz Website New Zealand Embassy Moscow Office Hours Mon - Fri 0900 - 1230, 1330 - 1730 hrs

Contact details are

Street Address 1b Kyivska Street, 08161 Tarasivka, Kyiv-Svjatoshyn District, Ukraine Telephone +38 044 537 7444 Mobile  +38 050 4696771 Facsimile +38 044 537 7445 Email mark.wright@pulse.ua

See our regional advice for Europe

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Street Address
Street Address 44 Ulitsa Povarskaya, Moscow 121069, Russia

Telephone: +7 495 956 3579

Fax: +7 495 956 3583

Email: nzembmoscow@mft.net.nz

Website: http://www.nzembassy.com/russia

Hours: Mon - Fri 0900 - 1230, 1330 - 1730 hrs

Telephone: +7 495 956 3579

Fax: +7 495 956 3583

Email: nzembmoscow@mft.net.nz

Website: http://www.nzembassy.com/russia

Hours: Mon - Fri 0900 - 1230, 1330 - 1730 hrs