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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 for permanent work, besides that, 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



30.04.2021 - To the attention of airlines

According to the decision of the Russian Government all British and foreign nationals, living in the UK with a residence document, can travel by transit to Russia.

27.04.2021 - Official holiday at the Consular Section

Due to official holiday the Consular Section will be closed on 3 and 10 May.

26.04.2021 - Transit flights to Russia for UK citizens

The current way of entry to Russia for UK citizens and foreign citizens has changed

21.04.2021 - New regulation on COVID measures in Russia

Foreign citizens and stateless persons can be subject to random COVID-test upon arrival to Russia at the airport.

16.04.2021 - Extended suspension of flights from the UK to Russia

The Government of the Russian Federation has decided to extend the suspension of flights from the UK to Russia until 23 h 59 min of 1 June 2021.

15.04.2021 - Confirmation of the settled, pre-settled status of EU citizens.

There are still certain categories of foreign citizens, who have the right to fly to Russia.

26.03.2021 - About private multiple-entry visas for foreign relatives.

In connection with frequently asked questions about multiple-entry private visas for close relatives of Russian citizens

16.03.2021 - Extended suspension of flights from the UK to Russia

The Government of the Russian Federation has decided to extend the suspension of flights from the UK to Russia until 23 h 59 min of 16 April 2021.

15.03.2021 - On new regulation concerning purposes of travel to Russia.

A Decree of the Russian Foreign Ministry from 21 December 2020 No. 23235, approving a new list of travel purposes for issuing visas to foreign citizens, entered into the force on 7 February 2021.

03.03.2021 - On 8 March the Consular Section will be closed

Dear visitors! Please be informed that the Consular Section of the Embassy of Russia will be closed on 8 March for a national holiday.

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