19 September 2021
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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.

As you know, due to the pandemic COVID-19 the Russian Federation amid other countries has imposed restrictions on entering its territory. The decision of the Government of the Russian Federation to lift these restrictions for several countries, including the UK, does not mean automatically that any foreign citizen from any country can enter the Russian Federation using London as a transit point to fly to Moscow. This particularly concerns transit passengers from different countries.

Currently, speaking about the UK, such restrictions have been lifted regarding only British citizens and those, who live in the UK with a residence permit or another official document, confirming their permanent residence in the UK. Other foreign citizens being in the UK on a temporary basis do not have the right either to apply for a Russian visa in the UK or to travel to Russia from London even holding a valid visa, unless he is subject to be exempted from the above mentioned restrictions.

We strongly advise to check beforehand at the Russian Embassy or Consulate in the country of residence, whether a particular person is allowed to enter the Russian Federation flying from London.

In order to be accepted for boarding the plane to Russia, all foreign citizens have to provide a printed medical document (in English or Russian) confirming the negative PCR test for COVID-19, passed not earlier than 3 calendar days before arrival to Russia. They will be also asked to show it upon arrival at the border control. I would like to underline that the document must be printed out. SMS or any other form of confirmation on the mobile phone will not be accepted. Moreover, if this document is in another language, it should be translated into Russian and certified by the respective Russian Consulate.

Those foreign citizens, who are coming to Russia with a visa will have to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival.

You can find all necessary information and respective links on the website of the Russian Embassy in London www.rusemb.org.uk in Visa and Consular Services questions. Please, bear in mind that not complying with these conditions is at your own risk and responsibility.

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



Resuming flights to Russia



On the medical COVID-19 certificate



17.09.2021 - Some features of the private visa

When parents of a Russian child are not married, the foreign parent can also apply for a single-, double- or multiple-entry private visa upon a written invitation of the second parent (Russian national).

16.09.2021 - Working hours of the Visa Center

Visa center opening hours changed.

08.09.2021 - Multiple-entry private visas to close relatives

According to the last amendments to the visa regulations from 1 September 2021 it is possible to apply for a multiple-entry private visa to close relatives of Russian nationals for up to 1 year

07.09.2021 - Multiple-entry tourist visas

Since 25 August 2021 amendments to Article 25.6 of the Federal Law "On the procedure for leaving the Russian Federation and entering the Russian Federation" entered into force. Now a single or double-entry tourist visa for up to 3 months or a multiple-entry tourist visa for up to 6 months can be issued on the basis of the tourist «Confirmation» (which goes along with the «Voucher»).

03.09.2021 - Lifting the 14-days isolation for passengers arriving from the UK

The isolation for those arriving to Russia from the UK is no longer required.

02.09.2021 - The regions of the Russian Federation

We are happy to bring to the attention of our visitors some information on different regions of the Russian Federation.

19.08.2021 - On entering into force of the Agreement between Russia and Togolese Republic.

The Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Togolese Republic on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for holders of Russian and Togoles diplomatic and service passports is entering into force.

09.08.2021 - On private visas for close relatives.

The rule for issuing private visas for close relatives was amended

03.08.2021 - On entering into force of the Agreement between Russia and the Republic of Namibia.

The Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Namibia on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for holders of Russian and Namibian passports entered into force on 2 August 2021.

09.07.2021 - The new travel rules for Russian nationals entering Russia

A new decision of Rospotrebnadzor entered into force on 7 June and two mandatory PCR-tests for Russian nationals coming back to the homeland are not necessary anymore.

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