24 January 2021
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1057 days have passed since the Salisbury incident - no credible information or response from the British authorities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1049 days have passed since the death of Nikolay Glushkov on British soil - no credible information or response from the British authorities

CONSULAR SECTION INFORMS

30.12.2020

Due to multiple requests related to the suspension of flights to Russia

Due to multiple requests related to the suspension of flights to Russia, we would like to remind that restrictions for entering the Russian Federation have been lifted for British cizitens and foreign residents in the UK with a document proof, only provided that they travel to Russia by direct flight from the UK. Flying with transit via another country (airports of Amsterdam, Istanbul or else) is not allowed, unless the person is subject to Government exceptions.

We fully understand the frustration regarding the ruined Christmas travel plans to Russia, but the situation with COVID-19 is really serious. In order to avoid misunderstanding and unpleasant surprise we strongly disadvise any transit flights from the UK to Russia without prior consulting with the respective airlines and foreign embassy of the respective country in London. Every country has its own rules of entry and transit. There may be also special regulations in the airline flying to Russia.




LATEST EVENTS

24.01.2021 - URGENT! SUSPENSION OF ALL PASSPORT OPERATIONS!

The Consular Section is fully suspending all passport operations for Russian nationals from 25 January until 5 February.


13.01.2021 - Concerning the flight ban to Russia

Because of rapid spread of the new variant of coronavirus across the UK in view of protecting the health of population in our country the Russian Government decided to suspend flights from the UK.


12.01.2021 - Extended suspension of flights from the UK to Russia

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


30.12.2020 - E-visa to Russia not available yet

The e-visa will not be available yet from 1 January 2021.


28.12.2020 - Extended suspension of flights from the UK

The government of the Russian Federation has taken the decision to extend the suspension of flights from the UK until 12 January 2021.


28.12.2020 - Consular Section opening times during New Year holidays

In view of the New Year and Christmas holidays the Consular Section will be closed from 31 December 2020 till 10 January 2021.


24.12.2020 - On visa-free travel between Russia and the Dominican Republic.

The Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Dominican Republic on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for mutual travelling of Russian and Dominican nationals entered into the force on 15 December 2020.


21.12.2020 - Flights between Russia and the UK have been temporarily suspended

The ban on flights comes into force starting from 00 hours 00 min. on 22 December 2020.


18.12.2020 - Entry to Russia for foreign journalists.

Journalists, technical staff of foreign media and their family members are not subject to the official exceptions to the right of crossing the Russian border.


11.12.2020 - Reminder on the medical document for COVID-19

Comments of the Russian competent authority in the field of public health (Rospotrebnadzor).



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