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FC Dynamo Kyiv v Everton FC travel advice

Travel advice for Everton fans travelling to Kyiv for the Dynamo Kyiv v Everton match on Thursday, 19 March

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Advice for fans travelling to Ukraine for Everton’s match with Dynamo Kyiv on 19 March 2015

Date: Thursday 19 March

Venue: Olimpiyskiy Stadium

Kick off time: 8pm (local time)

As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Ukraine

Passports and visas

  • you don’t need a visa to enter Ukraine for less than 3 months but you should ensure your passport is valid for the proposed duration of your stay

  • take out travel insurance, even if you’re only going for one night it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties

  • you should carry your original passport with you for identification purposes

  • always take care of your passport, as obtaining a replacement is costly and time-consuming. Ensure that next of kin details are kept up to date and keep a photocopy separately from the original document, as this will help speed up the replacement process if needed

  • if your passport is lost or stolen you will need to get an Emergency travel Document (ETD) from the British Embassy in Kyiv

Getting to the stadium

  • the Olimpiyskiy stadium is located on 55 Velyka Vasylkivska street in central Kiev, about 2 km from Maydan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), 3 km from the central railway station, 7 km from the Kyiv (Zhulyany) airport and 30 km from the Boryspil airport

  • it can take approx 20 min to walk to the stadium from the city centre or you may take a metro (to st. Olimpiiska blue line or st. Palats Sportu green line).

  • be aware that Olimpiiska and Palats Sportu metro stations will be closed on the match day for exit 1 hour before and for entry 1 hour after the match. It is possible to use other nearby stations Ploshcha Lva Tolstogo, Klovska, Palats Ukrayina

  • more information on how to get to the stadium is provided at the stadium website

  • the nearest entrance to the away fans’ sector in the stadium is West Gate 4-5 (zone A on the stadium map)

  • information on how to get from Boryspil airport to the city and how to get from Kyiv (Zhulyany) airport to the city centre

At the match

  • we recommend that you arrive early for the match

  • you will be subject to a body search before entering the ground

  • no alcohol, fireworks, smoke bombs, poles for flags and any item that can be used as a weapon or thrown onto the pitch are allowed into the stadium (see Rules of conduct at the stadium)

  • drinking alcohol at football matches is banned - police and security staff have the authority to deny entry into the stadium to spectators under the influence of alcohol or drugs

  • items should be paid for in the local currency UAH (hryvnya)

  • food outlets and toilets will be available at the rear of the seating area and segregated from the home fans

  • do not smoke at the stadium

  • obey instructions from stadium security to avoid being removed from the stadium and detained by the police

  • visiting supporters will be held back for approximately 15 minutes after the match to allow the home fans to disperse

Tips

  • most trips are trouble free, however there have been cases of violent attacks on foreign nationals in Kyiv

  • be aware of pickpockets and bag snatchers, keep valuables and cash out of sight particularly in crowded areas and tourist spots

  • be wary of accepting drinks in bars from strangers or people you’ve just met in case they have been spiked

  • drink bottled water; this is readily available from local shops, hotels etc

  • don’t smoke and drink alcohol in public places

  • don’t get involved with drugs - the penalties are severe

  • for more information on safety and security visit our travel advice page

Contact the British Embassy in Kyiv

British Embassy Kyiv
9 Desyatynna str
01901 Kyiv
Ukraine

Telephone (+38 044) 490 36 60 (also for out of hours emergencies)

Office hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm

For more information please visit British Embassy Kyiv website

Emergency services numbers

101 – Fire

102 – Police

103 – Ambulance

112 – Emergency

Further information

Everton FC

FC Dynamo Kyiv

British Embassy in Ukraine

International airport Boryspil

International airport Kyiv (Zhulyany)

Published 12 March 2015