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CONSULAR SECTION INFORMS

03.08.2020

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.




LATEST EVENTS

22.09.2020 - On entry into force of the Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation on simplified issuance of visas to the nationals of the two countries

On 30 August 2020 the Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation on simplified issuance of visas to the nationals of the two countries entered into force.


17.09.2020 - To the attention of foreign airlines operating flights to Russia

Russian citizens flying from London or transiting London to Moscow and Saint-Petersburg (eventually other cities) do not need any document of residence in the UK.


13.08.2020 - Entry to Russia for non-UK citizens, living in the UK.

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.


12.08.2020 - Visa-free entry to Russia with diplomatic and service passports.

The visa-free procedure for short-term entry into the territory of the Russian Federation for foreign citizens holding diplomatic and service passports.


08.08.2020 - Resuming flights between Russia and the UK

Since the flights between the Russian Federation and the United Kingdom have resumed from 1 August and due to arising questions from those, who want to travel from London to Moscow, we would like to draw your attention to some points, related to the entry of foreign citizens to the Russian Federation.


30.07.2020 - On the medical COVID-19 certificate

We would like to draw your attention to the comments received from the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency regarding the provision of certificates on the absence of COVID-19.


27.07.2020 - Lifting the restrictions on entering the Russian Federation for citizens of several countries.

In accordance with the order of the Government of the Russian Federation dated July 24, 2020 No. 1915-r restrictions on entering the territory of the Russian Federation are lifted for citizens of three countries – United Kingdom, Turkey and Tanzania.


04.06.2020 - On the entry into force on July 1, 2020 of the Agreement between Russia and Zambia.

From July 1, 2020, the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Zambia on visa-free travel for holders of diplomatic passports comes into force.


26.05.2020 - From 1 June, the Consular Section of the Embassy will be open for public during working hours.

Admittance of visitors on all consular matters will be carried out exclusively by appointment or by prior arrangement


22.05.2020 - Entry into the territory of the Russian Federation is allowed for foreign citizens who are highly qualified specialists in the field of physical education and sports

In accordance with the Order of the Government of the Russian Federation of May 15, 2020 No. 1275-p, from May 15, 2020, entry into the territory of the Russian Federation is allowed for foreign citizens who are highly qualified specialists in the field of physical education and sports



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