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Safe To Travel?

July 31, 2014 at 1.00am by

I get asked many times whether it is safe to travel to Ukraine and I have been giving the same answer – yes, except for the East where there are obvious problems.

I have been a number of times this year and am due to return in a few weeks, so I have seen the situation myself.

Despite this, I have had a few comments that I am just saying that and I am not concerned about a guys safety.

I read an article out of The Washington Post this week that matches what I am saying, almost word for word. I have copied it below.

Of course the situation can change and I ask that you monitor for evidence of trouble moving from the east, but here is the excerpt:

Ukraine: Safe to travel?
ANDREA SACHS
Last updated 08:19 28/07/2014

Pro-Russia rebels. A downed passenger airplane. Surface-to-air missiles. A ruthless leader. The list reads like a nail-biting Le Carre spy novel. But no, it’s just another week in Ukraine.
Despite the gripping incidents of the past 10 days, experts are not warning travellers to stay away from the country.
Instead, it’s Ukraine Ho!
“The conflict is in eastern Ukraine, off the tourist track,” said Ed Daly, director of watch operations for iJET International, a risk-assessment company. “It’s heavy Cossack territory, industrial with no tourist infrastructure.”
The popular tourist areas – Kiev and points due west, as well as Russia – are said to be safe. Tour operators continue to run trips to this region with confidence.

THE WASHINGTON POST

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  • Johnny m

    The problem some of us have travelling to Ukraine is if we are cover by insurance mainly mortgage insurance and life insurance etc. My insurance company covered Ukraine with at war blanket. Therefore I would not be covered. The problem is if by any chance you get injured you have to prove it was not through a act of war.

    Reply
    • keith

      Hi John
      Thanks for your post.
      As you and I have discussed this by telephone it is an issue that you have but is limited to a few insurance companies – most of whom allow you to travel without issue or effect on your insurance
      The travel agencies can advise you if any country has been declared unsafe to travel to but throughout the issues in Eastern Ukraine, this has never been the case with Ukraine where travel has been unaffected by any civil issues or warnings from travel authorities

      Reply
      • johnny m

        Good to know Keith I hope to return but go to Rivne , I know the situation changes week by week and travel will be possible I have changed insurance company and policies.

        Reply

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