05/06/2012 08:44 BST | Updated 05/08/2012 06:12 BST

European Championship 2012: The Dos And Don'ts For England Fans Visiting Ukraine

The travelling England football fans have experienced destinations as diverse as Qatar, South Africa and Kazakhstan in recent years.

Visiting Ukraine will also present a number of cultural hurdles to overcome.

Here is a brief guide to etiquette in the eastern European country:

Don't make a fist with your thumb in between your middle and index finger. This is an obscene gesture.

Do down a small glass of vodka during a toast. Sipping is an insult.

Don't be offended if a person asks how much you earn. This used to be a common inquiry, but has become less frequent.

Do bring a gift if you are invited into a Ukrainian household. Flowers are acceptable, but avoid yellow ones.

Don't shake hands over a threshold, as it is considered bad luck.

Do take your shoes off.

Don't refuse a plate of food, as it is rude.

Do leave a tip if you receive good service. 10% of the bill is normal.

Don't wear shorts or a T-shirt if visiting a church.

Do behave conservatively in public places.