24 July 2021
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Current travel rules to Russia

We would like to remind you of the COVID travel rules to Russia.

British and foreign nationals with a UK residence document can apply for any type of visa and travel to Russia either directly from London to Moscow or transiting one of the approved countries. The list of these countries can be found on our website.

The flight ban between the UK and Russia was lifted on 2 June and flights can operate from London to Moscow. Currently, there are no flights to other Russian cities. As it stands, there are three Aeroflot flights – Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, and two BA flights – Wednesday and Saturday. Even if you can buy WizzAir tickets online both to Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, to our knowledge, there are still no flights from this airline. For more information you should contact the airlines directly in advance.

Foreign nationals living in the UK can apply for a visa and travel to Russia only if they can provide a UK residence document or a printout from the Home Office website showing the residence status (settled or pre-settled). This printout should be certified by a notary/solicitor or by the Consulate (respective information is available on our website).

In order to be accepted for boarding a plane, all British and foreign nationals (even small children) have to show a medical document in English or Russian confirming the negative PCR-test. The test should be done not earlier than 3 days before arrival to Russia. Such a document should be issued by a private medical provider. NHS confirmations are not valid.

All foreign passengers have to fill in a questionnaire while on board. Registration on the special website Gosuslugi is not necessary.

All passengers arriving from the UK, even transiting via a third country, are subject to 14 days self-isolation. Once this restriction is lifted, the information will be updated on our website.

Please, bear in mind that not respecting these rules is at your own risk.



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.

23.06.2021 - Current travel restrictions for Russian nationals flying from London to Moscow

Due to multiple requests on COVID restrictions for Russian nationals traveling from London to Moscow we would like to remind you of the main travel rules to Russia.

18.06.2021 - The Visa Centre in Manchester will resume its operation

Due to considerable number of requests of foreign nationals living far away from London the Visa Application Centre in Manchester will reopen on 23 June.

09.06.2021 - On 14 June the Consular Section will be closed

Dear visitors! Please be informed that the Consular Section of the Embassy of Russia will be closed on 14 June for a national holiday.

07.06.2021 - New working hours of the Visa Center

New working hours of the Visa Application Center in London

02.06.2021 - Self-isolation upon arrival to Russia from the UK

The Consular Section confirms that the 14-day isolation at the place of residence (temporary stay) upon arrival to Russia from the UK is mandatory.

01.06.2021 - Lifting the flight ban between the UK and Russia

The Government of the Russian Federation has taken the decision not to extend the flight ban between the UK and Russia.

24.05.2021 - UEFA EURO 2020 matches in Saint-Petersburg

7 of the UEFA EURO 2020 matches will take place between 11 June and 11 July in Saint-Petersburg.

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.

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