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Currently, Vladimir Putin’s government has closed its airspace to airlines from 36 countries, including the 27 member countries of the European Union. Political-economic sanctions placed by the United States, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the European Union are also forcing companies to terminate their commercial contracts in Russia, including aircraft lessors (as they are known in the industry) and suppliers.
To date, it is estimated that Western lessors terminate leases for around 500 aircraft. Manufacturers and suppliers are also banned from establishing and maintaining commercial ties with Russian companies, bringing Russian aviation to a virtual standstill.
As of January 1, 2021, the Russian government has introduced a unified electronic visa for visiting the entire Russian territory. This e-visa allows you to enter the country only once for tourist, business, humanitarian or family visit purposes, for up to 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.
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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 the 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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All international travel requires the presentation of a passport. If you are traveling to another country, you will need a passport to board the international flight and enter the country. Passport cards will not be accepted as identification for international air travel.
To enter the U.S. through the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), each passenger must have a machine-readable passport. If your passport does not have a machine-readable zone, you will need to have a valid visa.
Permanent residents of Australia and all visa-exempt foreign travelers will need a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authorization (NZeTA). This requirement takes effect from October 1, 2019 for travelers traveling to or from New Zealand.
If you cannot present a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate you will be denied entry to Nicaragua and will have to return to where you came from on the next available flight.