26 September 2021
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1302 days have passed since the Salisbury incident - no credible information or response from the British authorities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1294 days have passed since the death of Nikolay Glushkov on British soil - no credible information or response from the British authorities

CONSULAR SECTION INFORMS

13.01.2021

Concerning the flight ban to Russia

Due to multiple requests concerning the flight ban to Russia we would like to inform you of the following.

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. The situation here is not getting better and now we see another lockdown. This is why the suspension has already been extended twice. Moreover, one case of imported new variant from the UK has been established by the Russian Health authority.

We understand the frustration regarding the unrealized Christmas plans in Russia. But we are all in this unfortunate situation and our kids, for example, should once again study from home because of school closure.

We strongly disadvise any transit flights from the UK to Russia without prior consulting with respective airlines and foreign embassies in London. We would like to remind that British nationals and foreign residents in the UK can travel to Russia only by direct flight from London. Flying by transit via another country is not allowed, unless the person is subject to Government exceptions.

The Russian law and the international practice do not provide for any visa extension or visa fee refund. Unfortunately, if someone lost the chance to visit our country he will need to apply for visa again. The same goes for Russian nationals who could not use their British visa, when there were no flights between Moscow and London.

Our Visa Center is open and it is possible to apply for visa, but, as you know, currently the flights are suspended until 2 February. It is difficult to say now whether you can fly to Russia after this date. We will keep you updated on our website.




LATEST EVENTS

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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