19 January 2022
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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.

The flight ban between the UK and Russia was lifted on 2 June and flights can operate from London to Moscow. Currently, there are no flights to other Russian cities. As it stands, there are three Aeroflot flights – Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, and two BA flights – Wednesday and Saturday. Even if you can buy WizzAir tickets online both to Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, to our knowledge, there are still no flights from this airline. For more information you should contact the airlines directly in advance.

Foreign nationals living in the UK can apply for a visa and travel to Russia only if they can provide a UK residence document or a printout from the Home Office website showing the residence status (settled or pre-settled). This printout should be certified by a notary/solicitor or by the Consulate (respective information is available on our website).

In order to be accepted for boarding a plane, all British and foreign nationals (even small children) have to show a medical document in English or Russian confirming the negative PCR-test. The test should be done not earlier than 3 days before arrival to Russia. Such a document should be issued by a private medical provider. NHS confirmations are not valid.

All foreign passengers have to fill in a questionnaire while on board. Registration on the special website Gosuslugi is not necessary.

All passengers arriving from the UK, even transiting via a third country, are subject to 14 days self-isolation. Once this restriction is lifted, the information will be updated on our website.

Please, bear in mind that not respecting these rules is at your own risk.



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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