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Entry to Russia for non-UK citizens, living in the UK.

           At the moment, in accordance with the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of 24.07.2020 No. 1915-r non-UK citizens have the right to enter the Russian Federation from the UK through air border crossings of the Russian Federation only if they hold a residence permit or another document, confirming the right of permanent residence in the UK.

           Residence-permit cards or stickers in the passport must be presented upon check-in in the airport and upon border control in Russia. A printed version from the Home Office web-site confirming the settled-status, especially for the EU citizens, can also be accepted. In this case the printout should be certified by a notary/solicitor, proving thus the authenticity of the data granting the right of permanent residence.

           Unfortunately, if you do not hold a document certifying the right of permanent residence in the UK under the above Government order, it is not possible neither to apply for a Russian visa, nor to enter the Russian Federation, flying from London, on a visa-free basis (if appropriate).

           If it is not possible to certify the document in hand, we would also recommend to contact the Home Office for the necessary advice.



09.07.2021 - The new travel rules for Russian nationals entering Russia

A new decision of Rospotrebnadzor entered into force on 7 June and two mandatory PCR-tests for Russian nationals coming back to the homeland are not necessary anymore.

24.06.2021 - Current travel rules to Russia

We would like to remind you of the COVID travel rules to Russia. British and foreign nationals with a UK residence document can apply for any type of visa and travel to Russia either directly from London to Moscow or transiting one of the approved countries. The list of these countries can be found on our website.

23.06.2021 - Current travel restrictions for Russian nationals flying from London to Moscow

Due to multiple requests on COVID restrictions for Russian nationals traveling from London to Moscow we would like to remind you of the main travel rules to Russia.

18.06.2021 - The Visa Centre in Manchester will resume its operation

Due to considerable number of requests of foreign nationals living far away from London the Visa Application Centre in Manchester will reopen on 23 June.

09.06.2021 - On 14 June the Consular Section will be closed

Dear visitors! Please be informed that the Consular Section of the Embassy of Russia will be closed on 14 June for a national holiday.

07.06.2021 - New working hours of the Visa Center

New working hours of the Visa Application Center in London

02.06.2021 - Self-isolation upon arrival to Russia from the UK

The Consular Section confirms that the 14-day isolation at the place of residence (temporary stay) upon arrival to Russia from the UK is mandatory.

01.06.2021 - Lifting the flight ban between the UK and Russia

The Government of the Russian Federation has taken the decision not to extend the flight ban between the UK and Russia.

24.05.2021 - UEFA EURO 2020 matches in Saint-Petersburg

7 of the UEFA EURO 2020 matches will take place between 11 June and 11 July in Saint-Petersburg.

30.04.2021 - To the attention of airlines

According to the decision of the Russian Government all British and foreign nationals, living in the UK with a residence document, can travel by transit to Russia.

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