19 January 2022
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Transit flights to Russia for UK citizens

According to the new decision of the Government of the Russian Federation, dated 14 April 2021 N 963-р, the current way of entry to Russia for UK citizens and foreign citizens, who live in the UK with a residence document, has changed. Now, instead of direct flight only from London to Moscow, it is possible to take a transit flight to Russia via a third country.

The list of these countries is determined by the Russian Government and includes Turkey, Germany, Greece, Finland, Serbia, Switzerland and others.

Please, note that passengers, arriving from the UK, besides the PCR-test have to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.

Taking into account that different airlines and transit countries may have their own rules, our advice is to check the transit flight in advance in order not to have an unpleasant surprise during check-in.



12.01.2022 - On entering into force of the Agreement between Russia and Belize.

The Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Belize on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for holders of Russian and Belize passports entered into force on 12 January 2022.

30.12.2021 - Changing the online appointment system

Starting from 1 February 2022 the online appointment system for consular services will change. Previously, the booking schedule was open for two months ahead. But according to our practice, due to high demand the appointment system was filling quickly just in a few days. Afterwards, we have faced many no-shows while the system was fully booked.

27.12.2021 - Consular Section opening times during New Year holidays

Dear visitors, In view of the New Year and Christmas holidays the Consular section will be closed from 31 December 2021 till 9 January 2022.

15.12.2021 - Express testing upon arrival to Russia

Express tests on COVID for passengers, both Russian and foreign nationals, arriving from the UK.

09.12.2021 - Electronic queue in the Consular Section

In view of improving the quality of service starting from 9 December an electronic queue has been introduced in the premises of the Consular Section.

09.12.2021 - The Russian Visa Centre in London

Due to the requests on visa matters to the Consular Section of the Embassy we would like to remind you

08.12.2021 - New PCR-test rule for foreign passengers arriving to Russia

Rospotrebnadzor took the decision to limit starting from 8 December the PCR-test validity period.

01.12.2021 - New restrictions on entry to the Russian Federation have been introduced since November 28.

Emergency Response Centre made a decision on November 28 to restrict entry to the Russian Federation for citizens from a number of African states, including South Africa, as well as from Hong Kong.

23.11.2021 - Regarding the e-visa to Russia.

Due to rising questions, we would like to inform you

12.11.2021 - The Chechen Republic

Within the framework of the presentation of Russian regions we are happy to introduce the Chechen Republic to our dear visitors. The exposition stand in the Consular Section provides information on the nature of this region, its main tourist attractions, national cuisine and traditions etc.

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