Dear travellers, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has released latest travel advise for Russia. The current advice is accurate as per 24 August 2018. Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel.
The FCO advise against all travel to within 10km of the border with the Ukrainian Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts.
The FCO advise against all but essential travel to within 10km of the border with the Ukrainian Kharkiv Oblast.
The FCO advise against all travel to Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan and the districts of Budyonnovsky, Levokumsky, Neftekumsky, Stepnovsky and Kursky in Stavropol Krai.
The FCO has put together some top travel and safety tips to help fans travelling to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. See ‘Be on the ball’.
Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Russia. See Terrorism
The UK doesn’t recognise Crimea as being part of Russia. See the Ukraine travel advice page for details.
Political rallies can occur in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other places across Russia. Check media for the latest information, be vigilant, and avoid any demonstrations. See Political situation
You should be aware of the risk of street crime. See Crime
According to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, British nationals made around 150,000 visits to Russia in 2015. Most visits are trouble-free.
You can contact the emergency services by calling 112.
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.