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Ukraine: Best Tourist eSIMs Reviewed (2024)

Are you planning to visit Ukraine soon and looking for the best travel eSIM to stay connected while exploring the country?

There are many eSIM providers (re)selling plans and packages for Ukraine, but not all are equal.

Some offer unlimited data, while others include a phone number for local, regional, or global use.

Some have blazing-fast speeds, while others have extended validity.

Whatever you need, there will be an eSIM for your liking.

In the case of Ukraine, I recommend one of these eSIM providers, which I have tested in numerous countries on multiple continents:

  • Airalo
  • Alosim
  • Holafly
  • Nomad
Airalo, Alosim, Holafly & Nomad Logos for eSIM Guides

What do these eSIM providers offer?

eSIMPackagesPricesDataPhone Number?5G NR?Discount Code(s)
Airalo64.50 USD – 30 USD1 GB for 7 days – 20 GB for 30 daysNoNoAIRALOMAY10 (10%) & NEWMAY15 (15%) 2
Alosim67 USD – 45 USD1 GB for 7 days – 20 GB for 30 daysYes (CA/US number) 1NoPTW (5%)
Holafly819 USD – 99 USDUnlimited for 5 days – unlimited for 90 daysNoNoPHONETRAVELWIZ (5%)
Nomad46 USD – 15 USD1 GB for 7 days – 10 GB for 30 daysNoYesADU123 (3 USD) 3

1 Alosim allows you to pick a Canadian (CA) or American (US) phone number through its sister app Hushed, giving you credits worth 30 minutes (within Ukraine or from Ukraine to anywhere else) or 50 texts (same conditions as calling)
2 if you have never purchased an Airalo eSIM, use code NEWMAY15 for 15% off. You can still get 10% off using code AIRALOMAY10 if you are an existing customer. Note each code has a redemption limit of 3000 (while the codes of Alosim and Holafly have no redemption limit)
3 if you have never purchased a Nomad eSIM, use code ADU123 for 3 USD off. On Tuesdays, use NOMADTUE for 10% off on plans of 10 GB or higher

Ukraine Lavranet eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
Alosim Ukraine eSIM
© Alosim

Do these eSIM providers also have regional/European eSIMs? And what are the characteristics?

eSIMRegional eSIMs?CountriesPhone Number?
AiraloYes (Eurolink)39No
HolaflyYes (Europe)32Yes (AT number)
NomadYes (Europe and a sub-regional one)Up to 35No
Airalo Europe Eurolink eSIM
© Airalo

What about eSIMs for world travelers who want to install one eSIM only – do global eSIMs exist?

Yes, they do!

eSIMGlobal eSIMs?CountriesPhone Number?
AiraloYes (Discover(+))120+Yes (Discover+ only)
AlosimNoN/AN/A
HolaflyNoN/AN/A
NomadYes (Global 109/136)109 & 136No

Of course, the discount codes mentioned earlier can also be redeemed for the regional and global eSIMs when applicable.

Airalo Discover eSIM
© Airalo
Airalo Discover+ eSIM
© Airalo

Now that we have an overview of what our options are, let's go through each and find out about the benefits of them.

Each section will focus on the respective eSIM provider's Ukraine, (sub-)European & global eSIM variants.

But if you already have an eSIM provider in mind, just click on the links next to jump to the respective sections: Airalo, Alosim, Holafly & Nomad.

Buying an eSIM for Ukraine Guide (logos of Holafly, Nomad, Eurolink, Discover+, Lavranet, Alosim & Airalo)

Original publication: 27th of July 2022. Last updated: 5th of April 2024.


Table of Contents

Airalo Ukraine eSIMs

Airalo Logo
© Airalo

Airalo has three types of eSIMs that can be used in Ukraine: Lavranet, Eurolink & Discover(+).

Below is a quick overview:

eSIMCoveragePackagesPricesData5G NR in Ukraine?
LavranetUkraine only64.50 USD – 30 USD1 GB for 7 days – 20 GB for 30 daysNo
EurolinkUkraine & 38 European countries65 USD – 185 USD1 GB for 7 days – 100 GB for 180 days (half a year)No
Discover(+)Ukraine & 120+ countries globally12 (6 for Discover & 6 for Discover+)9/15 USD – 69/89 USD 11 GB for 7 days – 20 GB for 365 days (1 year)No

1 9 USD and 69 USD apply to the Discover eSIM. Discover+ eSIM costs between 15 USD and 89 USD

Airalo eSIMs for Ukraine Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Remember to use code NEWMAY15 for 15% off if you have never purchased an Airalo eSIM before OR code AIRALOMAY10 for 10% off if you are an existing Airalo user (valid until the 31st of March – only the first 3000 users can redeem either discount code).

If you already have an eSIM variant in mind, just click on the links next to jump to the respective sections: Lavranet, Eurolink & Discover(+).

Ukraine Lavranet eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
Airalo Europe Eurolink eSIM
© Airalo
Airalo Discover+ eSIM
© Airalo

Airalo was the first eSIM store launched in 2019 when barely any phone supported eSIMs.

Now, it is the largest eSIM provider and covers more than 200 countries and territories (some being “duplicates”).

Airalo All Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)
2023 version

Airalo was the first eSIM I ever installed on my dad's phone (I did not have an eSIM-compatible device back then 🗿).

And it is also the the provider I have tested in the most countries so far (compared to other eSIMs).

Anyway, Airalo has a thing for giving each country's eSIM a unique name (which I love).

Airalo Lavranet (Ukraine) eSIM

For Ukraine, it is Lavranet.

Ukraine Lavranet eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

As highlighted earlier, there are four Lavranet eSIMs to choose from, which are shown below:

  1. Ukraine/Lavranet 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 4.50 USD
  2. Ukraine/Lavranet 2 GB eSIM for 15 days, costing 7 USD
  3. Ukraine/Lavranet 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 9 USD
  4. Ukraine/Lavranet 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 12.50 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  5. Ukraine/Lavranet 10 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 20 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  6. Ukraine/Lavranet 20 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 30 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 4th of March.

Airalo Ukraine Lavranet eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

The Airalo Lavranet eSIM gives you access to one Ukrainian mobile network: Lifecell Ukraine.

Airalo Ukraine Lavranet eSIM Supported Networks in Ukraine Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

In my Ukraine SIM card buying guide, I tell you more about which Ukrainian mobile operator is/are the best in coverage or speed so you can manually select the network that would suit your needs.

Buying a SIM Card in Ukraine Guide (logos of Knibctap, Lifecell, Vodafone & 3 Mob)

Airalo Eurolink eSIM

Next, we have the Airalo Eurolink eSIM to be used in Ukraine and 38 other European countries.

Airalo Europe Eurolink eSIM
© Airalo

Phone Travel Wiz readers love Airalo's Europe eSIM – no other Airalo regional eSIM is as popular as Eurolink.

Mainly because it has the best reach (39 countries) of any Europe-wide eSIM I know of.

Anyway, the eSIM started offering 5G NR access in over 20 countries in 2023 (including Ukraine) because Airalo switched partners (Orange France instead of FL1 Liechtenstein).

This switch also improved general 4G/LTE speeds due to the improvements in local networks you can use.

You have these six Eurolink options to choose from:

  1. Europe/Eurolink 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 5 USD
  2. Europe/Eurolink 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 13 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  3. Europe/Eurolink 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 20 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Europe/Eurolink 10 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 37 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  5. Europe/Eurolink 50 GB eSIM for 90 days, costing 100 USD
  6. Europe/Eurolink 100 GB eSIM for 180 days, costing 185 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 4th of March.

Airalo Europe Eurolink eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

You can only use the Vodafone Ukraine.

Airalo Europe Eurolink eSIM Supported Networks in Ukraine Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

In my ongoing Airalo Eurolink review, I tell you all the 39 countries where the eSIM can be used.

Airalo Eurolink eSIM Review by Phone Travel Wiz

But you can also use the map below as a reference.

Airalo Eurolink Europe eSIM Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)
2023 version

Airalo Discover(+) eSIM

Lastly, we have the Airalo's global Discover and Discover+ eSIMs.

Airalo Discover eSIM
© Airalo
Airalo Discover+ eSIM
© Airalo

These eSIMs can be used in Ukraine and 120+ other countries on each continent.

Previously, Airalo's Discover Global eSIM was kind of… meh.

Discover Global eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

I have had a decent experience with that eSIM, but I felt it could improve.

The new Discover(+) eSIMs have a maximum validity of 365 days (instead of 180) and can use 5G NR in most destinations.

Moreover, the + variant gives you an Austrian (+43) phone number.

As a result, the Discover+ eSIM can be up to 20 USD more expensive than the Discover eSIM, but the benefits are worth it, in my opinion (I have the + variant installed on my phone).

These Airalo Discover(+) eSIMs are available:

  1. Discover 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 9 USD
  2. Discover+ 1 GB (with 10 minutes and 10 SMS) eSIM for 7 days, costing 15 USD
  3. Discover 2 GB eSIM for 15 days, costing 17 USD
  4. Discover+ 2 GB (with 20 minutes and 20 SMS) eSIM for 15 days, costing 27 USD
  5. Discover 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 24 USD
  6. Discover+ 3 GB (with 30 minutes and 30 SMS) eSIM for 30 days, costing 36 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  7. Discover 5 GB eSIM for 60 days, costing 35 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  8. Discover+ 5 GB (with 50 minutes and 50 SMS) eSIM for 60 days, costing 50 USD
  9. Discover 10 GB eSIM for 180 days, costing 59 USD
  10. Discover+ 10 GB (with 100 minutes and 100 SMS) eSIM for 180 days, costing 79 USD
  11. Discover 20 GB eSIM for 365 days, costing 69 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  12. Discover+ 20 GB (with 200 minutes and 200 SMS) eSIM for 365 days, costing 89 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 4th of March.

Airalo Global Discover eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

The Discover(+) eSIM can use the Kyivstar Ukraine and Lifecell Ukraine networks.

Airalo Global Discover eSIM Supported Networks in Ukraine Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

For an entire list of countries where the eSIM can be used, you should check out my ongoing Airalo Discover+ eSIM review.

Airalo Discover+ eSIM Review by Phone Travel Wiz

Although the map below may be helpful if you know your world map well.

Airalo Discover Global eSIM Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)

In every country I visit where I test country-specific Airalo eSIMs, I also try out its Discover+ eSIM (if it can be used there).

So you better check it out now and then to see if I wrote about the country/countries you plan to visit and read about the eSIM's performance in said country, as it is not always perfect.

Before Airalo updated its global eSIM, I used the old version (Discover Global) in 15+ countries. From August 2023, I will only test the Discover+ eSIM. This is why some country-specific reviews (like Japan) still refer to Discover Global and show the old eSIM image instead of Discover+.

Airalo Discover Global eSIM in Japan Review by Phone Travel Wiz

Airalo eSIMs for Ukraine Summarized

To summarize, these are the characteristics of each Airalo eSIM covered in this section:

  • Lavranet:
    • can be used in Ukraine only
    • is priced between 4.50 USD and 30 USD
    • has six variants (1 GB for 7 days – 20 GB for 30 days)
    • has no 5G NR access
    • has no phone number
  • Eurolink:
    • can be used in Ukraine and 38 other European countries
    • is priced between 5 USD and 185 USD
    • has six variants (1 GB for 7 days – 100 GB for 180 days)
    • has no 5G NR access
    • has no phone number
  • Discover:
    • can be used in Ukraine and 120+ countries worldwide
    • is priced between 9 USD and 69 USD
    • has six variants (1 GB for 7 days – 20 GB for 365 days)
    • has no 5G NR access
    • has no phone number
  • Discover+:
    • can be used in Ukraine and 120+ countries worldwide
    • is priced between 15 USD and 89 USD
    • has six variants (1 GB for 7 days – 20 GB for 365 days)
    • has no 5G NR access
    • includes an Austrian phone number
      • offers up 200 international minutes and 200 international SMS (to any country worldwide, including those the eSIM cannot be used in)
Airalo eSIMs for Ukraine Summary Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Alosim Ukraine eSIM

Alosim Logo
© Alosim

Airalo has only one eSIM that can be used in Ukraine: Ukraine.

Below is a quick overview:

eSIMCoveragePackagesPricesData5G NR in Ukraine?Phone Number?
UkraineUkraine only67 USD – 45 USD1 GB for 7 days – 20 GB for 30 daysNoYes
Alosim eSIMs for Ukraine Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Remember that you can use code PTW for 5% off any Alosim purchase (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want).

Alosim Ukraine eSIM
© Alosim

Alosim is an eSIM provider by AffinityClick, which is known for its Hushed app (“Temporary & Second Phone Number App for Wifi, Data Calling & Texting”, as it calls it (8 million+ downloads)).

Hushed Screenshot

It took some time and effort (from my end), but Alosim finally agreed to bundle its products.

What do I mean by that?

With any Alosim eSIM purchase, even country-specific ones with just 1 GB of data or a regional one with 10 GB of data, you will get a Hushed redemption code, giving you up to 30 international minutes or 50 international SMS.

AffinityClick offers American (+1), British (+44) & Canadian (+1) phone numbers from over 300 area codes (but only +1 phone numbers are part of this combo deal).

While it is looking to expand its offering in terms of phone numbers, you cannot get a Ukrainian phone number at this point due to local regulations.

However, this makes Alosim the only eSIM provider I know of that gives you a phone number for each eSIM purchase.

Additionally, you do not have to switch back to your base SIM card in case you need to make international calls (and will save a lot on international call costs, which are often overly expensive).

Anyway, let's talk about Alosim's eSIM offering.

It has eSIMs for over 170 countries, including Ukraine.

Alosim All Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)
2023 version

Alosim Ukraine eSIM

For Ukraine, you have the following six choices:

Alosim Ukraine eSIM
© Alosim
  1. Ukraine 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 7 USD
  2. Ukraine 2 GB eSIM for 15 days, costing 9 USD
  3. Ukraine 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 14 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Ukraine 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 21 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  5. Ukraine 10 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 34 USD
  6. Ukraine 20 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 45 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 4th of March.

Alosim Ukraine eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

Alosim's Ukraine eSIM gives you access to the Kyivstar Ukraine network.

Alosim Ukraine eSIM Supported Networks in Ukraine Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Unfortunately, none of them offer 5G NR access at this point in time.

For more information on how Ukrainian operators perform, check out my Ukraine SIM card buying guide, where I discuss the performance of each SIM card (in terms of coverage and speed).

Buying a SIM Card in Ukraine Guide (logos of Knibctap, Lifecell, Vodafone & 3 Mob)

Alosim eSIM for Ukraine Summarized

To summarize, these are the characteristics of each Alosim eSIM covered in this section:

  • Ukraine:
    • is priced between 7 USD and 45 USD
    • has six variants (1 GB for 7 days – 20 GB for 30 days)
    • has no 5G NR access
    • includes a free +1 (American or Canadian) phone number through Hushed
      • allows for up to 30 international calls and/or 30 international SMS (within Ukraine or from Ukraine to any other country)
Alosim eSIMs for Ukraine Summary Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Holafly Ukraine eSIMs

Holafly Logo
© Holafly

Holafly has two types of eSIMs that can be used in Ukraine: Ukraine and Europe.

Below is a quick overview:

eSIMCoveragePackagesPricesData5G NR in Ukraine?Phone Number?
UkraineUkraine only819 USD – 99 USDUnlimited for 5 days – unlimited for 90 daysNoNo
EuropeUkraine & 31 European countries819 USD – 99 USDUnlimited for 5 days – unlimited for 90 daysYesYes
Holafly eSIMs for Ukraine Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Remember that you can use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for 5% off any Holafly purchase (as many times as you wish for as many eSIMs as you want).

If you already have an eSIM variant in mind, just click on the links next to jump to the respective sections: Ukraine and Europe.

Holafly is probably the eSIM provider with the most extensive coverage in terms of unlimited data eSIMs.

Yes, Holafly has unlimited data eSIMs for Ukraine and most countries it supports, which is over 160 countries.

Holafly All Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)
2023 version

Of which about 100 have unlimited data eSIMs.

Holafly Unlimited Data eSIM Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)
2023 version

Holafly was probably also the first eSIM provider to have unlimited Europe-wide data plans.

In July 2023, it added a call feature, giving you up to 60 minutes in each direction (with a +43/Austrian phone number), depending on the eSIM (60 outgoing calls within Europe and 60 incoming calls from anywhere (120 minutes total)).

One thing that you should note already, and I will repeat it later, is that the prices of the Ukraine eSIM and the Europe eSIM are exactly the same.

So, if you plan on visiting multiple supported countries during your trip (the list will be provided later), you should get the Europe eSIM instead of the Ukraine one + another country-specific one to save a lot of money.

Holafly Ukraine eSIM

But I got ahead of myself – you have eight unlimited data eSIMs for Ukraine:

  1. Ukraine unlimited data eSIM for 5 days, costing 19 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Ukraine unlimited data eSIM for 7 days, costing 27 USD
  3. Ukraine unlimited data eSIM for 10 days, costing 34 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Ukraine unlimited data eSIM for 15 days, costing 47 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  5. Ukraine unlimited data eSIM for 20 days, costing 54 USD
  6. Ukraine unlimited data eSIM for 30 days, costing 64 USD
  7. Ukraine unlimited data eSIM for 60 days, costing 87 USD
  8. Ukraine unlimited data eSIM for 90 days, costing 99 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 4th of March.

Holafly Ukraine eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

I will tell you already: Holafly's Ukraine eSIMs are the most expensive ones mentioned in this guide.

But unlike all the others, you get unlimited data (at fast speeds depending on the selected network).

Speaking of networks, you can be on Kyivstar Ukraine or Lifecell Ukraine.

Holafly Europe eSIM

Speaking of the Europe eSIM… let's talk about it now.

As I said, Holafly's Europe eSIM is exactly the same as its Ukraine eSIM in terms of options, prices & supported networks.

It is just that the Ukraine eSIM can only be used in Ukraine, while the Europe one can be used in 32 destinations.

Below is an overview of all the Holafly Europe eSIMs in case you do not believe me:

  1. Europe unlimited data eSIM for 5 days, costing 19 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Europe unlimited data eSIM for 7 days, costing 27 USD
  3. Europe unlimited data eSIM for 10 days, costing 34 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Europe unlimited data eSIM for 15 days, costing 47 USD
  5. Europe unlimited data eSIM for 20 days, costing 54 USD
  6. Europe unlimited data eSIM for 30 days, costing 64 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  7. Europe unlimited data eSIM for 60 days, costing 87 USD
  8. Europe unlimited data eSIM for 90 days, costing 99 USD

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 4th of March.

Below are the product pages side by side:

Holafly Europe eSIMs

See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in these images may be outdated.

Unfortunately, COUNTRY is excluded from the calling feature.

The list of supported countries can be found in my ongoing Holafly Europe eSIM review.

Holafly Europe eSIM Review by Phone Travel Wiz

Or you can consult the map below:

Holafly Europe eSIM Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)
2023 version

Holafly eSIMs for Ukraine Summarized

To summarize, these are the characteristics of each Holafly eSIM covered in this section:

  • Ukraine:
    • is priced between 19 USD and 99 USD
    • has eight variants (unlimited for 5 days – unlimited for 90 days)
    • has no 5G NR access
    • has no phone number
  • Europe:
    • can be used in Ukraine and 31 other European countries
    • is priced between 19 USD and 99 USD
    • has eight variants (unlimited for 5 days – unlimited for 90 days)
    • has 5G NR access
    • has no phone number
Holafly eSIMs for Ukraine Summary Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Nomad Ukraine eSIMs

Nomad eSIMs Logo
© Nomad

Nomad has three types of eSIMs that can be used in Ukraine: Ukraine, Europe & Global.

Below is a quick overview:

eSIMCoveragePackagesPricesData5G NR in Ukraine?
UkraineUkraine only47 USD – 15 USD1 GB for 7 days – 10 GB for 30 daysNo
EuropeUkraine & 29/34 other European countries11 (6 for 30 countries & 5 for 35 countries)5/5 USD – 35/45 26 USD (on sale) 11 GB for 7 days – 20 GB for 30 daysNo
GlobalUkraine & 108/135 other countries6 (3 for 109 countries & 3 for 136 countries)25/19 USD – 45/57 USD 21 GB for 7 days – 5 GB for 30 daysNo

1 8 USD and 65 USD apply to the 20 Countries Plan. 21 Countries Plan eSIMs costs between 7 USD and 48 USD
2 25 USD and 45 USD apply to the 109 Countries Plan. 136 Countries Plan eSIMs costs between 19 USD and 57 USD

Nomad eSIMs for Ukraine Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Use code ADU123 for 3 USD off your first Nomad order (new customers only). But existing customers can use NOMADTUE on Tuesdays only for 10% off on plans of 10 GB or more.

If you already have an eSIM variant in mind, just click on the links next to jump to the respective sections: Ukraine, Europe & Global.

Nomad, not to be confused with the (digital) nomad lifestyle, is an eSIM provider that has significantly improved over the past few years.

Not only has it been adding more countries, but it has continuously been dropping its prices where applicable.

Right now, Nomad has eSIMs for more than 160 countries.

Nomad All Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version)
2023 version

While Nomad is not a marketplace of eSIMs, it does sell eSIMs powered by different partners.

Some countries have “duplicates” of the same variant of eSIM (1 GB for 7 days, for example) because of different partner offerings (although Nomad has reduced duplicates in recent months, as per request. Look at this old Italy example).

Nomad Italy eSIM Options (2023)

Nomad Ukraine eSIM

For Ukraine, you have these four choices:

  1. Ukraine 1 GB eSIM for 7 days (eSIM Go), costing 7 USD
  2. Ukraine 3 GB eSIM for 30 days (eSIM Go), costing 9 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  3. Ukraine 5 GB eSIM for 30 days (eSIM Go), costing 11 USD
  4. Ukraine 10 GB eSIM for 30 days (eSIM Go), costing 15 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 4th of March.

Heads up: eSIMs with “(Nomad)” are powered by an unknown provider (unthrottled speeds). “Nomad Black” = Tele2 Sweden (@ max. 35 Mbps). Truphone (rebranded to 1Global) is just Truphone/1Global (unthrottled speeds).

Depending on who powers the eSIM, you can access different Ukrainian mobile networks (you can see the network list by pressing See Details on the Nomad Ukraine eSIM product page).

Nomad Ukraine eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in this image may be outdated.

My Ukraine SIM card buying guide will inform you which network(s) is/are the best regarding coverage and speed.

Buying a SIM Card in Ukraine Guide (logos of Knibctap, Lifecell, Vodafone & 3 Mob)

Nomad Europe eSIM

Now, we have the Nomad Europe eSIM to be used in Ukraine and 29 or 34 other European countries, depending on the eSIM you choose.

Why this or? Well, Nomad has two Europe eSIMs: the 30 Countries Plan and the 35 Countries Plan.

The Nomad Europe 30 Countries eSIM is powered by Nomad Black (which we learned is Tele2 Sweden).

The 30 Countries Plan has six eSIM options, while the 35 Countries Plan has five.

The latter used to be supported by Truphone but is now powered by eSIM Go.

Because of this change, 5G NR is available in a handful of countries with the Nomad Europe 35 Countries eSIM (which is still not the case with the Nomad Europe 30 Countries eSIM).

Personally, I prefer the 35 Countries Plan eSIM, as the prices are about the same as the 30 Countries Plan eSIM (1 USD difference), has 5G NR access & has unthrottled speeds.

In the case of Ukraine, both plans can be used in the country.

As I mentioned in the previous sections, getting any of the Nomad Europe eSIMs will be the most cost-effective way to stay connected in Europe if you plan to visit two or more supported destinations.

With that out of the way, here is a list of all the Nomad Europe eSIMs and how much they cost:

  1. Europe 1 GB eSIM for 7 days (30 Countries Plan), costing 5 USD
  2. Europe 1 GB eSIM for 7 days (35 Countries Plan), costing 5 USD
  3. Europe 3 GB eSIM for 30 days (30 Countries Plan), costing 12 USD
  4. Europe 3 GB eSIM for 30 days (35 Countries Plan), costing 13 USD
  5. Europe 5 GB eSIM for 30 days (30 Countries Plan), costing 14 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  6. Europe 5 GB eSIM for 30 days (35 Countries Plan), costing 15 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  7. Europe 10 GB eSIM for 30 days (30 Countries Plan), costing 22 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  8. Europe 10 GB eSIM for 30 days (35 Countries Plan), costing 22 18 USD (on sale) – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  9. Europe 15 GB eSIM for 30 days (30 Countries Plan), costing 29 USD
  10. Europe 20 GB eSIM for 30 days (30 Countries Plan), costing 35 USD
  11. Europe 20 GB eSIM for 30 days (35 Countries Plan), costing 45 26 USD (on sale)

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 4th of March.

Nomad Europe eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in these images may be outdated.

You can find a country breakdown in my ongoing Nomad Europe review or the map below.

Nomad Europe eSIM Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version).png
2023 version

For now, I have tried the Tele2-powered and Truphone-powered Nomad Europe eSIMs. The eSIM Go variant did not exist when I toured around Europe. Worry not; I have extensively used eSIM Go-powered eSIMs in other countries (on different continents). This is why I can confidently say those eSIMs will perform well.

I have tested the eSIM in more than ten countries so far – you should check my Nomad Europe eSIM review if you are interested in getting it for yourself.

Nomad Europe eSIM Review by Phone Travel Wiz

Nomad Global eSIM

Finally, we have Nomad global eSIMs.

While Nomad is one of the few eSIM providers with a global eSIM, it is pretty expensive (especially compared to Airalo's Discover(+) eSIMs).

However, the eSIM has one big fan… my dad.

Yes, really! He is a truck driver and sometimes visits countries not covered by regional eSIMs or Airalo's Discover(+) eSIMs.

So, instead of buying multiple eSIMs, he just uses Nomad's global eSIM 😎.

Anyway, the eSIM can be used in up to 136 countries – Ukraine included.

And two plans are available: 109 Countries Plan (Truphone/1Global) and 136 Countries Plan (eSIM Go).

Both providers have been introduced earlier, and the same conditions apply – 5G NR is available in many countries with the 136 Countries Plan eSIMs, which is not the case with the 109 Countries Plan.

Each plan has three eSIMs: 1 GB for 7 days, 3 GB for 30 days & 5 GB for 30 days.

The short validity and high prices, which I will show you shortly, make it hard for this eSIM to be a proper eSIM for world travelers.

Anyway, here is the list:

  1. Global 1 GB eSIM for 7 days (109 Countries), costing 25 USD
  2. Global 1 GB eSIM for 7 days (136 Countries), costing 19 USD
  3. Global 3 GB eSIM for 30 days (109 Countries), costing 40 USD
  4. Global 3 GB eSIM for 30 days (136 Countries), costing 40 USD – very popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  5. Global 5 GB eSIM for 30 days (109 Countries), costing 45 USD
  6. Global 5 GB eSIM for 30 days (136 Countries), costing 57 USD – most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

Note: Phone Travel Wiz reader popularity ranking was updated in December based on data up to the 30th of December (2023 data only). The (promotional) prices were updated on the 4th of March.

Nomad Global eSIM Price & Data Details Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz
See the list above for up-to-date prices and allowances. The figures in these images may be outdated.

Because I have no ongoing review for this eSIM, you can use the Nomad Global product page to find all supported countries or the map below.

Nomad Global eSIM Eligible Countries Map Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz (October 2023 Version).png
2023 version

Nomad eSIMs for Ukraine Summarized

To summarize, these are the characteristics of each Nomad eSIM covered in this section:

  • Ukraine:
    • is priced between 7 USD and 15 USD
    • has four variants (1 GB for 7 days – 10 GB for 30 days)
    • has no 5G NR access
    • has no phone number
  • Europe:
    • can be used in Ukraine and 29/34 other European countries
      • 30 Countries Plan (powered by Nomad Black/Tele2 Sweden)
      • 35 Countries Plan (powered by eSIM Go)
    • is priced between 5 USD and 35 USD
      • 30 Countries Plan: 5 USD – 35 USD
      • 35 Countries Plan: 5 USD – 45 26 USD (on sale)
    • has 11 variants (1 GB for 7 days – 20 GB for 30 days)
      • 30 Countries Plan: six options between 1 GB for 7 days and 20 GB for 30 days
      • 35 Countries Plan: five options between 1 GB for 7 days and 20 GB for 30 days
    • has no 5G NR access
      • 30 Countries Plan: no 5G NR access
      • 35 Countries Plan: no 5G NR access
    • has no phone number
  • Global:
    • can be used in Ukraine and 108/135 other countries globally
      • 109 Countries Plan (powered by Truephone/1Global)
      • 136 Countries Plan (powered by eSIM Go)
    • is priced between 19 USD and 57 USD
      • 109 Countries Plan: 25 USD – 45 USD
      • 136 Countries Plan: 19 USD – 57 USD
    • has six variants (1 GB for 7 days – 5 GB for 30 days)
      • 109 Countries Plan: 1 GB for 7 days, 3 GB for 30 days & 5 GB for 30 days
      • 136 Countries Plan: 1 GB for 7 days, 3 GB for 30 days & 5 GB for 30 days
    • has no 5G NR access
      • 109 Countries Plan: no 5G NR access
      • 136 Countries Plan: no 5G NR access
    • has no phone number
Nomad eSIMs for Ukraine Summary Infographic by Phone Travel Wiz

Overview of the Best eSIMs for Ukraine

I reviewed a handful of eSIM providers that offer numerous eSIMs to be used in Ukraine, neighboring countries & even globally.

Because I went over many things, here is a summary of characteristics so you can quickly decide which eSIM you want.

Ukraine-only eSIMs:

  • Cheapest 3 GB Ukraine eSIM: Airalo & Nomad (9 USD)
  • Cheapest 5 GB Ukraine eSIM: Nomad (11 USD)
  • Cheapest 10 GB Ukraine eSIM: Nomad (15 USD)
  • Provider with unlimited data plans for Ukraine: Holafly
  • Ukraine eSIM with the longest validity: Airalo, Alosim, Holafly & Nomad (30 days)
  • Ukraine eSIM with 5G NR: N/A
  • Ukraine eSIM with phone numbers: Alosim (American/Canadian)

Europe eSIMs:

  • Cheapest 3 GB Europe eSIM: Nomad (12 USD (30 Countries Plan))
  • Cheapest 5 GB Europe eSIM: Nomad (14 USD (30 Countries Plan) & 15 USD (35 Countries Plan))
  • Cheapest 10 GB Europe eSIM: Nomad (18 USD (both plans))
  • Provider with unlimited data plans for Ukraine and Europe: Holafly
  • Europe eSIM with the longest validity: Airalo (180 days)
  • Europe eSIM with 5G NR in Ukraine: Holafly
  • Europe eSIM with phone numbers: Holafly (Austrian)

Regarding global eSIMs, Airalo's Discover(+) eSIM is superior to the Nomad global eSIM in terms of prices, data allowances & validity (+phone number).

However, Nomad's eSIM has better coverage (up to 135+ instead of 120+).

And do not forget to use one of these discount codes for extra savings:

  • Airalo: NEWMAY15 for 15% off if you have never purchased an Airalo eSIM. If you have, use AIRALOMAY10 for 10% off (each code can be used 3000 times among all Airalo customers, so better redeem it quickly!
  • Alosim: PTW for 5% off (the code can be used by anyone, including existing customers, as many times as you wish – no redemption limit)
  • Holafly: PHONETRAVELWIZ for 5% off (the code can be used by anyone, including existing customers, as many times as you wish – no redemption limit)
  • Nomad: ADU123 for 3 USD (or your currency's equivalent) if you have never purchased a Nomad eSIM

Enjoy your trip to Ukraine (and neighboring countries)!