12 April 2021
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London: 07:02

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1135 days have passed since the Salisbury incident - no credible information or response from the British authorities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1127 days have passed since the death of Nikolay Glushkov on British soil - no credible information or response from the British authorities

CONSULAR SECTION INFORMS

13.01.2021

Concerning the flight ban to Russia

Due to multiple requests concerning the flight ban to Russia we would like to inform you of the following.

Because of rapid spread of the new variant of coronavirus across the UK in view of protecting the health of population in our country the Russian Government decided to suspend flights from the UK. The situation here is not getting better and now we see another lockdown. This is why the suspension has already been extended twice. Moreover, one case of imported new variant from the UK has been established by the Russian Health authority.

We understand the frustration regarding the unrealized Christmas plans in Russia. But we are all in this unfortunate situation and our kids, for example, should once again study from home because of school closure.

We strongly disadvise any transit flights from the UK to Russia without prior consulting with respective airlines and foreign embassies in London. We would like to remind that British nationals and foreign residents in the UK can travel to Russia only by direct flight from London. Flying by transit via another country is not allowed, unless the person is subject to Government exceptions.

The Russian law and the international practice do not provide for any visa extension or visa fee refund. Unfortunately, if someone lost the chance to visit our country he will need to apply for visa again. The same goes for Russian nationals who could not use their British visa, when there were no flights between Moscow and London.

Our Visa Center is open and it is possible to apply for visa, but, as you know, currently the flights are suspended until 2 February. It is difficult to say now whether you can fly to Russia after this date. We will keep you updated on our website.




LATEST EVENTS

26.03.2021 - About private multiple-entry visas for foreign relatives.

In connection with frequently asked questions about multiple-entry private visas for close relatives of Russian citizens


16.03.2021 - Extended suspension of flights from the UK to Russia

The Government of the Russian Federation has decided to extend the suspension of flights from the UK to Russia until 23 h 59 min of 16 April 2021.


15.03.2021 - On new regulation concerning purposes of travel to Russia.

A Decree of the Russian Foreign Ministry from 21 December 2020 No. 23235, approving a new list of travel purposes for issuing visas to foreign citizens, entered into the force on 7 February 2021.


03.03.2021 - On 8 March the Consular Section will be closed

Dear visitors! Please be informed that the Consular Section of the Embassy of Russia will be closed on 8 March for a national holiday.


01.03.2021 - New working hours of the Visa Center

Submission and collection of documents only on Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 8.30-13.00.


16.02.2021 - Extended suspension of flights from the UK to Russia

The Government of the Russian Federation has decided to extend the suspension of flights from the UK to Russia until 23 h 59 min of 16 March 2021.


15.02.2021 - On 22 and 23 February the Consular Section will be closed

Dear visitors! Please be informed that the Consular Section of the Embassy of Russia will be closed on 22 and 23 February for a national holiday.


09.02.2021 - Resuming passport operations

Passports of Russian citizens ready for collection can be received


04.02.2021 - All passport operations remain suspended

Dear visitors!


02.02.2021 - Extended suspension of flights from the UK to Russia

The Government of the Russian Federation has taken its decision on 1 February to extend the suspension of flights from the UK to Russia.



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