25 March 2019 - House 804 - The State Department has issued the following travel advisory: Exercise increased caution in Ukraine due to crime, civil unrest and elections. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.
Do not travel to:
Crimea due to arbitrary detentions and other abuses by Russian occupation authorities.The eastern parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, especially the non-government-controlled areas, due to armed conflict. Crime targeting foreigners and property is common. Demonstrations, which have turned violent at times, regularly occur throughout Ukraine, including in Kyiv. Politically targeted assassinations and bombings have also occurred. There are reports of violence by extreme nationalist groups.
Presidential elections in Ukraine are scheduled for March 31, with a possible second round on April 21. The risk of violence is heightened during election periods, and in previous elections, some election-related demonstrations have resulted in violence.
Click here for the full travel advisory.