Last week I wrote to the Foreign Office to ask for advice for those in Ukraine or with family and loved ones currently there. Below is additional advice from the FCDO:
- For those still in Ukraine, if you are in the vicinity of military activity and cannot leave safely, your should stay indoors, away from windows and remain alert to developments that would allow you to leave safely – keeping your departure plans under constant review
- Monitor the media and travel advice regularly. you can subscribe to email alerts here.
- Ukraine introduced a nationwide State of Emergency from 24th February, lasting a minimum of 30 days. You should check the measures in place in your location as they will vary and can include – transport restrictions, increased documentation checks, curfews, restrictions on telephones, internet and broadcasting and evacuations of certain areas.
- Public phone line for British embassy in Kyiv: +380 44 490 3660 (open 24 hours, 7 days a week)
- FCDO register your presence: https://www.register.service.csd.fcdo.gov.uk/ukraine-20220121/register-your-presence-in-ukraine-with-fcdo
- Consular MP hotline for urgent consular and emergency travel document: 020 7008 0999 or by email at FCDO.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Emergency travel documents can be issued and collected from Lviv.
- FCDO 24/7 consular support: +44 (0)1908 516666 or +380 44 4903660
- Home Office visas and passports enquiry line for family members of British nationals in Ukraine: 0300 3032785
- Twitter page: https://twitter.com/UKinUkraine
- British Ambassador Twitter: https://twitter.com/melsimmonsfcdo
- Government advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ukraine