What to see in MOSCOW, the great capital of Russia
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Winter cold does not let up in Russia during February, so bring plenty of warm clothes, gloves, socks and the thickest coat you own. Temperatures are likely to be below freezing in major cities for most of your stay, except in more southerly locations such as Sochi, where temperatures average around 6°C (41°F).
By May, the weather in most of Russia (even in some cities in Siberia) is more pleasant after the cold winter and early spring. Flowers are appearing, the days are longer and the calendar of events with parades, holidays and festivals starts to fill up.
Except for sporadic cold snaps, June in Russia is mostly warm during the day and cool at night. However, since St. Petersburg has almost 24 hours of daylight, there is not much difference between day and night, so you should bring extra clothes in case it gets cold.
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The European Union closed the entire airspace of its 27 countries to Russian aircraft on Sunday, following a steady stream of airspace closure announcements by member countries over the weekend.
The zone was expanded from 100 to 200 nautical miles from the Ukrainian border with Russia. EASA argues that the expanded zone now considers the “risk posed by the threat of missile launches to and from Ukraine.”
“We have guests traveling in late March and early April to Poland, but that is more than a month away. It’s impossible to say now how it will evolve. We are basically in wait-and-see mode,” Kozlowski said by email.
Tourists with short-term plans to visit Poland are advised to book accommodation in advance, “as some of the hotel infrastructure may be earmarked for those in need.”
“IATA is helping to facilitate the relevant and timely exchange of information with airlines from government and non-government sources to support airlines in planning their operations around the airspace closures in Ukraine and parts of Russia.”
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It is important to keep in mind that the pandemic situation is changeable and Russian authorities, as well as those of third countries, may change provisions without prior notice. Therefore, it is the traveler’s responsibility to check with the Russian embassy and countries of stopover before making travel decisions.
It is also advisable to verify the pandemic situation before making a decision to travel, as well as to have sufficient resources to face flight delays or cancellations (both for the eventuality of having to purchase new tickets, as well as to cover unforeseen expenses for lodging and food for a stay beyond the originally planned).
It is very important to have a comprehensive medical insurance that covers the necessary care and to verify that it is valid in the Russian Federation, since private medical service is very expensive, especially in cases of hospitalization. Remember that tourists are not entitled to free medical service.
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The visa does not guarantee entry into the Russian Federation, the final authorization is the responsibility of the Immigration Officer at the border. The application for a visa and the payment of fees and processing costs does not imply the right to be granted a visa by the Consulate of the Russian Federation. Refusal of the visa by the Consulate shall not entitle the applicant to a refund of the amount paid for the processing fees and expenses.
All foreigners intending to enter the territory of the Russian Federation must be in possession of a valid visa issued in their passports (a document of identity for travel abroad recognized by the Russian Federation), with the following exceptions: