27 November 2020
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Resuming flights to Russia

According to the decision of the Government of the Russian Federation on the international flights the Russian Airlines Aeroflot has resumed its regular flights to Moscow starting from 1 August 2020 – 1 flight per day, 2 flights on Saturday (the timetable may change, please, consult www.aeroflot.ru).

In this regard, we would like to draw the attention of foreign citizens who are planning to take this chance to fly to Russia, on the following.

         - Only those passengers, including transit ones, who have the right  to enter the Russian Federation in view of the restrictions currently in place because of the pandemic COVID-19, will be allowed to board the plane. Please, check this information at the Russian Embassy/Consulate in the respective country of your residence before buying the ticket and coming to London airport.

         - Boarding the plane is permitted for British citizens and foreign citizens with a residence permit or other document, confirming their permanent residence in the UK (for EU citizens – a special document, issued by the Home Office and certified by a notary), provided they have a valid visa.

         - Every passenger has to show a printed medical document (in English or Russian), confirming a negative PCR test for COVID-19, at the check-in and then at the border of the Russian Federation. Passengers without the printed medical document will be refused to board.

         - If the medical document is in another language, it should be translated into Russian and certified by the respective Russian Consulate (please, consult such Consulate in advance).

         - All passengers on board should fill in a special questionnaire.

         - 14 days of self-isolation upon arrival to Russia is not applicable any more thanks to the above mentioned medical document. Nevertheless, those foreign citizens, arriving to Russia with a visa for permanent work, still have to self-isolate for 14 days.

- In case you feel any health disturbance during 14 days upon arrival to Russia, you have to call immediately for medical assistance without going to a medical institution.

Same rules apply for any other airlines, which will resume its flights between the Russian Federation and the United Kingdom.

Please, bear in mind that not complying with these conditions is at your own risk and responsibility.


24.11.2020 - Attention airlines

The ban on entry into the Russian Federation is lifted for family members (spouses, parents, children, adoptive parents, adopted) of highly qualified specialists in the field of sports.

20.11.2020 - On the Agreement between Russia and Andorra on visa-free travel

The Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Principality of Andorra on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for mutual travelling of Russian and Andorran nationals, signed on 5 December 2019, will enter into force on 25 November 2020.

13.11.2020 - The procedure for issuing the e-visa

The procedure for issuing electronic visas has been approved by the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation, dated 7 November 2020 № 1793. This procedure applies for citizens of 52 states. At the moment, the UK is not included in this list.

09.11.2020 - Confirmation of the settled, pre-settled status of EU citizens

EU citizens residing in the UK, who currently do not need a residence permit, faced additional requirements

02.11.2020 - On the multi-entry private visa

Due to rising questions on possible application for multi-entry visa

02.11.2020 - Operation of the Consular Section

Due to rising questions

29.10.2020 - Non-UK citizens, allowed to enter the Russian Federation.

According to the decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 635-r of 16 March 2020 in some cases non-UK citizens are allowed to fly to Russia from London without British residence permit.

26.10.2020 - The list of border check-points to the Russian Federation for the e-visa.

The Government of the Russian Federation approved the list of border check-points for e-visa holders.

26.10.2020 - Honorary Consulate of Russia in Norwich

The Honorary Consulate of the Russian Federation has been established in Norwich, Norfolk County (Honorary Consulate Office, Cavell House, Stannard Place, St. Crispins Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1YE). Ronnie Alexander Bartlett has been appointed as Honorary Consul.

12.10.2020 - Organizing a Q&A session on consular issues

We are currently thinking of organizing eventually an online-discussion of practical consular matters with respective consular officers. The exact date and time as well as technical matters of participation in this event will be fixed later.

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