Everton fans' guide to Kiev

While our International Ground Guide is undergoing some maintenance, we thought we'd provide our usual service of advice and information for travelling supporters in brief blog form.

Once up and running again our ground guide will cover all manner of information from travel options to hotel advice, eating and drinking suggestions to practical tips on getting around, along with safety and security advice and anything else we think will be of use to travelling supporters. 

In the meantime, while the below might not necessarily have all the information you'll be after if you're heading out to Italy this week, we're always available to help - just drop us an email if you have any questions.

We'll do our best to find out what you need to know, either from our own vast experience in covering England and Wales games abroad, or from our friends at Football Supporters Europe.

About Kiev

The Ukrainian capital is one that we know well at the FSF - English clubs have played there before, as well as the national team, so we've got you covered. You can read our Free Lions Guide to Kiev from England's fixture there in 2013 which has a whole host of useful information. 

There's also the Euro 2012 Guidebook (pdf) which goes in to even greater depth about Ukraine, as well as the city itself. 

Lastly, unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, you'll know that the situation in Ukraine is somewhat volatile. While the fighting has been confined to the east of the country around Donetsk, we strongly urge you to take the advice of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office under advisement when considering travelling to Ukraine.