The richness of its history, which over the centuries has been marked by Mongols, Vikings, czars, Bolsheviks and communists, a cultural and intellectual heritage as rich as its surface and breathtaking landscapes are just some of the trump cards with which Russia plays to seduce travelers.
The experience of touring a country that stretches the length and breadth of two continents is the perfect opportunity to live an unforgettable experience. However, as we have already mentioned, Russia is not free of risks, many of them a direct consequence of its peculiarities. Issues such as security or health care can be a problem if you travel without having taken out appropriate travel insurance for a destination that will require a significant budget. While it is true that your vacation investment will be protected by cancellation insurance, Russian regulations require that your policy must have extraordinary guarantees, so you should at least take out travel insurance with basic medical coverage.
Can you travel to russia now that the war has ended?
In addition to the basic travel recommendations, we should also take into account the health recommendations and measures in force in each country “that may exist at the current juncture of the pandemic”.
However, the war should not make us see all countries close to Ukraine or Russia as dangerous. Poland, the Netherlands, Romania or Hungary are just some of the countries that are currently safe to travel to.
In addition to Ukraine, Russia and Belarus, there are also other territories in the Middle East and Africa that tend to be more dangerous due to their low level of security: Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Mali, Libya or Northeast Nigeria, among others, according to the list drawn up by the Institute for Economics and Peace.
Because Russia is a dangerous country
To travel to Russia it is mandatory to have a visa, and to get it you will need a travel insurance. With your travel insurance you will have medical assistance and protection for your luggage up to 1.500€ for loss or theft. Because traveling without worries is traveling better.
With AXA Assistance you will have the most complete insurance with all the coverage you need so you can enjoy the adventure with peace of mind. You will have up to 1. 000.000€ of medical assistance coverage. We never know when an unforeseen event may arise, so we want you to travel safely and be covered for any problem that may arise.
Remember that a simple fracture or emergency hospitalization can cause unexpected expenses. With AXA Assistance you won’t have to advance money, we take care of everything, we take care of you.
In addition, thanks to our agreement with Quirónsalud you will have a special price on PCR tests for being an AXA policyholder. Once you have purchased your travel insurance, we will send you a link where you can redeem your discount code.
Insecurity in russia
Air traffic continues to move out of the severely affected areas. In addition to the border with Russia, Ukraine also neighbors Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova, as the map above illustrates.
The zone was expanded from 100 nautical miles to 200 nautical miles from the Ukrainian border with Russia. EFSA says the expanded zone now takes into account the “risk posed by the threat of missile launches to and from Ukraine.”
Gwen Kozlowski, a Florida-based travel consultant, Central European travel specialist and president of Exeter International travel agency, told CNN Travel on Feb. 24 that her agency has received inquiries from travelers with upcoming trips to Poland, but so far there have been no cancellations.
“We have guests traveling in late March and April to Poland, but that’s more than a month away. It’s impossible to say now how this will evolve. We are basically in standby mode,” Kozlowski said by e-mail.