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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

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


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


  • 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

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