Travel to russia now that the war is over
By waging war against a sovereign country, Russia has deliberately decided to violate the principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations. To support the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine is not only to help a free people, it is also to defend international law and the security of the European continent. This is why, from the first day of the war, France, together with its partners, has unequivocally supported Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.
The Heads of State and Government of the European Union, meeting at the European Council of June 23-24, 2022, decided to grant Ukraine and Moldova EU candidate country status and recognized Georgia’s European perspective.
Since February 2022, the 27 member states of the European Union have adopted several packages of sanctions against Russia. These measures are aimed at isolating Russia from the international financial system and putting pressure on the political and economic supporters of the Russian regime. They are already having a major impact on the Russian economy and will have an increasing impact, making it more difficult for Russia to continue its war effort.
Russia open borders
The MAEC makes special emphasis on the section of visas and the state of the passport at the time of traveling. It is safe to travel to Russia, but it is essential to carry a proper visa, with a certain validity for the days you are going to be in the country. If this is not the case and your visa expires while in Russia, you will have to arrange time-consuming procedures and you will be denied a stay in any hotel. In addition, you will have to make sure that your passport is in perfect condition (covers well glued, pages not wrinkled…), has at least 2 free pages and an expiration date 6 months longer than the date of departure from Russia.
In case you are going to make night tours by train, as in any other country, you should be careful with valuables and always carry them with you. Also, avoid taking unlicensed cabs, as there have been some robberies and scams.
It is safe to travel to Russia, but you have to pay special attention to the bureaucracy. In addition to having your visa in order, when you arrive in the country you will have to complete the so-called immigration card. You have to carry it with you at all times, as well as your passport, as the authorities may require it at any time. In case of loss, you have to go to an immigration office to get a duplicate made.
Russia is dangerous
Winston Churchill’s observation is as appropriate today as it was in the mid-20th century. Russia is as intriguing as ever. Stubbornly steadfast as a country that will not bow to convention, refusing to be labeled European or Asian, Russia is still Russia.
While the country has modernized by leaps and bounds since the fall of the Soviet Union, the culture remains even more defiant in its distinction from Western norms. Poignant ballets and operas, rather than sensual musicals, fill the billboard and sincerity, often mistaken for seriousness, is prized over polite spectacles.
Besides the seduction of the enigmatic Russian soul, there are countless reasons to visit the largest country in the world. Its pristine forests are ripe territory for explorers with a thirst for adventure and wondrous scenery. The towns and cities are hidden treasures for history buffs. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, both religion and art have flourished, reviving the rich legacy left by the Russian Empire.
Insecurity in russia
As of January 1, 2021, the Russian government has introduced a unified electronic visa for visiting the entire Russian territory. This electronic visa allows you to enter the country only once for tourist, business, humanitarian or family visit purposes, for a maximum of 16 days . The nationalities and entry points eligible for this visa are as follows. The average time to obtain the electronic visa is about 4 days. No invitation or voucher is required for this process.
To travel to Russia, the e-visa is mandatory. From January 1, 2021, you can visit the whole country with the unified e-visa. The visa for Russia allows you to stay 16 days in the different Russian oblasts in order to visit your relatives, for business, tourism or humanitarian reasons.
The electronic visa for Russia is available online for a fee of 69 € per traveler. It is not possible to obtain a visa for Russia on arrival, we advise you to apply online 4 days before your departure to Russia.