24 July 2021
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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. From now on, just one PCR-test is enough and it should be done within three days after arrival to Russia.

Besides, no PCR-test is needed if there is a proof that the person has been vaccinated within the last 12 months or had COVID within the last 6 months. This information must be filled out in a special form on Gosuslugi website.

One should take into account that such an information may be filled out on Gosuslugi based on the data from the state information system in the field of Healthcare of the Russian Federation.

At the same time the 14-days self-isolation for those arriving from the UK (under the decision of Rospotrebnadzor in December 2020) remains in force.

For more information, in particular, whether it is possible to upload the data on vaccination or COVID illness, made or suffered abroad, please consult Rospotrebnadzor and Gosuslugi website.

In case of traveling from Russia to the UK you should check the information on COVID restrictions in the UK. In the near future a further easing of these restrictions is planned. And we will keep you updated.




24.06.2021 - 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.

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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