Street names are often hard to see from a car, usually
being on the buildings. All signs are in Ukrainian or
Parking in Odessa is difficult. Park in designated
parking areas to ensure the safety of your car. State
owned parking is located around the city and have
varying prices dependant on the location of the lot.
Credit cards are rarely accepted. Payment is by the
liter. (.26 gallons)
Ukraine by Car
A private's individual vehicle entering Ukraine must
be registered at the DAI no later than two months
after the entrance date. The car must also be withdrawn
from registration before leaving the country. Information
on the registration process is available at GAI.
Foreigners must have an international driver's license
issued in the country of their citizenship and personal
passport with a valid visa.
drivers are permitted to use their driver's license
one year from the date of entering Ukraine without
registering it at GAI.
year they need to pass a required driving exam in
order to register the driver's license at GAI.
for more information on the required driving exam
(Oblast) registration and examination department
(областное регистрационное- экзаменационное отделение)
Koroleva 5 (Академика Королева)
A driving exam and most especially registration
will be an incredibly bureaucratic and difficult process,
exposing the foreigner to the worst of the infamous
Every driver is required to have Driver's liability
license Ukraine by law, which can be purchased in
Ukraine. Another way for a foreigner to have an insurance
Green card, issued in their country
liability insurance costs between Hr 8 and Hr 16 for
Hr 2,000 worth of insurance coverage per year. Liability
insurance covers only medical costs associated with
the injuries of passengers in your and other cars
or pedestrians involved in an accident caused by your
A green card can be acquired from various insurance
companies. Ukraine is a member of the International
Green card system.
If a foreign green card holder causes an accident,
that person should hand their green card over to the
accident victim and immediately notify the GAI of
the accident. The accident victim is eligible to receive
damages from the Motor Insurance Bureau of Ukraine.
Telephone: (044) 227-7184
are in an accident:
for the State Automobile Inspection officials to
- Do not
leave the scene of the accident.
- To avoid
being swindled, do not agree to settle the accident
without the police
rules of the road
Like in many countries, when a car heading towards
you flashes their lights, this means that:
is an upcoming speed trap,
beams are on high, or
- in the
case of pedestrians, move out of the way.