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Local currency

Please note that Ukrainian hryvnia is the only currency you can pay in (though your registration fee is paid in €). The current rate is about 10 UAH/€. You can exchange the money at the airport, however, the rates are not best there. So you are advised to change only a small sum at the airport for transportation (50 € are more than enough); in the city center you will be able to change at a much better rate (there are lots of exchange offices all around the city).


In Kiev, the directions are rarely indicated in English. However, a lot of people (especially young) speak English besides Russian and Ukrainian, they will gladly help you if you need.


Ukrainian time is GMT +3 or CET (Central European Time) +1.