This is a foreign exchange guide to Ukraine, the Ukrainian Hryvnia currency plus UAH transfers and travel tips.
In this Ukraine currency guide we take a look at :
- Ukrainian Hryvnia info - general info about the Ukrainian Hryvnia
- Ukrainian Hryvnia in the markets - recent UAH moves and predictions from the FX markets
- Travelling in Ukraine - currency & money saving tips
- Buying Ukrainian Hryvnia cash online - travel money for Ukraine
- Sending money to Ukraine - save on Ukrainian Hryvnia bank transfers to Ukraine
- Ukrainian Hryvnia exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.
Ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH) general currency information
What is the Ukrainian Hryvnia currency code and symbol?
The three letter currency code for the Ukrainian Hryvnia is UAH and the symbol is ₴.
Is the Ukrainian Hryvnia a closed currency?
Yes the Ukrainian Hryvnia is a closed currency. Which means that you may find it difficult to purchase the currency (UAH) before departure and will probably need to buy it upon arrival. If you do manage to buy some of the currency or have some left over from a previous trip, make sure you are aware if you are allowed to bring this closed currency into the country.
For more information and a full list of closed currencies please refer to our guide: What is a closed currency?
Which countries use the Ukrainian Hryvnia?
It is the domestic currency in Ukraine.
Ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH) in the markets
The interactive chart below shows the USD to UAH exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.
Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Ukraine
Travel money for Ukraine
As mentioned above, the Ukrainian Hryvnia is a closed currency. Which means that you may find it difficult (or be permitted) to purchase the currency (UAH) before departure and will need to buy it upon arrival in Ukraine.
For these types of destinations, using a pre-paid travel card is a good solution. As no travel cards support loading closed currencies like the UAH you will incur currency conversion or foreign transaction fees if you use a travel money card in Ukraine.
However, using a pre-paid travel card is still a good idea as you can avoid ATM fees and also you can avoid using (and losing!) your main bank or debit/credit card.
Ukraine Trip Checklist
Sending money to Ukraine
When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Ukraine you need to start with finding out the latest Ukrainian Hryvnia foreign-transfer exchange rate.
Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).
Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Ukraine
When sending money to Ukraine it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :
- Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
- You specify the local or Ukrainian Hryvnia amount you want to transfer
- Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
- Once your funds are received by the provider the converted UAH amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Ukraine.
Use our Send to UAH calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Ukrainian Hryvnia deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!
Bank Transfers to Ukraine
Popular UAH cross rates
UAH/USD - Ukrainian Hryvnia to United States Dollar - 10 Year History
|10 Feb 2019||0.0369||1 Week|
|18 Jan 2019||0.0358||1 Month|
|21 Aug 2018||0.0361||6 Months|
|17 Feb 2018||0.0373||1 Year|
|17 Feb 2017||0.0369||2 Years|
|18 Feb 2014||0.1131||5 Years|
|19 Feb 2009||0.1190||10 Years|
UAH/EUR - Ukrainian Hryvnia to Euro - 10 Year History
|10 Feb 2019||0.0326||1 Week|
|18 Jan 2019||0.0315||1 Month|
|21 Aug 2018||0.0312||6 Months|
|17 Feb 2018||0.0300||1 Year|
|17 Feb 2017||0.0347||2 Years|
|18 Feb 2014||0.0822||5 Years|
|19 Feb 2009||0.0938||10 Years|
UAH/GBP - Ukrainian Hryvnia to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History
|10 Feb 2019||0.0285||1 Week|
|18 Jan 2019||0.0278||1 Month|
|21 Aug 2018||0.0280||6 Months|
|17 Feb 2018||0.0266||1 Year|
|17 Feb 2017||0.0297||2 Years|
|18 Feb 2014||0.0678||5 Years|
|19 Feb 2009||0.0830||10 Years|
UAH/JPY - Ukrainian Hryvnia to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History
|10 Feb 2019||4.0538||1 Week|
|18 Jan 2019||3.9267||1 Month|
|21 Aug 2018||3.9759||6 Months|
|17 Feb 2018||3.9625||1 Year|
|17 Feb 2017||4.1622||2 Years|
|18 Feb 2014||11.5654||5 Years|
|19 Feb 2009||11.1893||10 Years|
UAH/AUD - Ukrainian Hryvnia to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History
|10 Feb 2019||0.0520||1 Week|
|18 Jan 2019||0.0499||1 Month|
|21 Aug 2018||0.0490||6 Months|
|17 Feb 2018||0.0471||1 Year|
|17 Feb 2017||0.0481||2 Years|
|18 Feb 2014||0.1253||5 Years|
|19 Feb 2009||0.1841||10 Years|
UAH/CAD - Ukrainian Hryvnia to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History
|10 Feb 2019||0.0490||1 Week|
|18 Jan 2019||0.0474||1 Month|
|21 Aug 2018||0.0471||6 Months|
|17 Feb 2018||0.0468||1 Year|
|17 Feb 2017||0.0483||2 Years|
|18 Feb 2014||0.1239||5 Years|
|19 Feb 2009||0.1492||10 Years|