Recommendations from the National Bank for Ukrainians fleeing the war
The National Bank of Ukraine recommends Ukrainians who intend to evacuate themselves abroad, to not take hryvnias in cash, but deposit the money to their bank accounts in Ukraine. You can do it the following ways:
⁃ In the bank's department, with a passport;
⁃ Via payment devices with cash receiving function - self-service terminals (PTCS), ATMs with cash receiving function.
Ukrainians abroad can cashlessly pay for goods and services using their cards issued by Ukrainian banks, as well as to withdraw the necessary amounts in foreign currency. The conversion of such operations will take place at the rate established by the Ukrainian bank-issuer (not a cash exchange rate). "During the war, a significant part of Ukrainians were forced to leave their homes and rescue themselves in neighbor countries. Citizens who left the country with hryvnias in cash, faced the impossibility of exchanging it to another currency or were forced to exchange it for extremely bade rate. The National Bank understands the problem and already works on its solution with the central banks of neighbor countries. But it takes time. So, if you haven´t crossed the border yet, we recommend that you replenish your bank account in Ukraine and safely use your payment card abroad. Then the conversion rate will be much better than The "Black Market" course, - said Deputy Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine Oleksiy Shaban. The National Bank of Ukraine did not establish any restrictions on cashless settlements, in particular limits on the implementation of transactions using payment cards abroad.
Source: National Bank of Ukraine
Breaking news digest for March 8
The simultaneous stay of visitors in the hotel lobby not more than one person per 10 square meters of serviceable area is allowed.
Persons can visit hotels and stay there (outside hotel room) only if they wear respirator or face mask (including homemade mask), so that the nose and mouth are covered.
Hotel guests are obliged to keep the 1.5 meters distance.
Online check-in making in advance is recommended to avoid queues at check-in to hotel.
Meals in hotels are provided through meals delivery service to rooms upon prior order or at hotel restaurants situated inside or in open areas, provided the distance of at least 1.5 meters between seats at adjacent tables.
Not more than 4 clients are allowed to stay at the table (excluding children under 14 years old). Unless these tables are separated by a special partition;
Self-serve is not allowed.