ARSENALE 2012 provides an excellent reason to visit Kyiv, if you have never been to the capital of Ukraine or just want to see it again.
As with any foreign trip, it is best to plan in advance. The ARSENALE 2012 team has gathered some essential information to simplify your travel logistics.
Ukraine is an Eastern European country with a population of 46 million, bordering Belarus, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Slovakia, Romania and Russia. Kyiv is its main city, tourist and business hub, with a population of more than 2 600 000.
Kyiv and Ukraine are travel destinations well covered by major travel books, including Lonely Planet, Marco Polo, and so on. More practical info is available on the web, for example, Wikitravel, World Travel Guide, Ukraine.com, and many others.
Citizens of most European and former USSR countries, as well as the USA, Canada, Japan, South Korea does not require a visa for entering Ukraine. Other nationals may find the information on the official web site of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.
Please note that you need to show your valid international passport when crossing the Ukrainian border. Other documents, such as national ID cards, are not valid for travelling to Ukraine.
Kyiv is connected by air to major world airline hubs, and its geographical position makes it equally easily accessible from many destinations. Major international flights are served by Kyiv’s Boryspil International Airport (KBP): 82 international and 11 local ones. More information on flight choices can be found here.
There are plenty of hotels of various standards in Kyiv: the city has experienced a rapid growth of the tourism industry as it gets ready to the EURO 2012 soccer tournament. Hotel reservations are accessed directly from this site.
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135,000 visitors attended ARSENALE 2012, say its organisers