You can travel to russia now 2022
It is important to keep in mind that the pandemic situation is changeable and the 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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It is recommended not to contract policies with destination Ukraine, Russia or Belarus due to the conflict situation in these countries, which will make it difficult to provide the service. The exclusions foreseen in the contract for these situations may apply.
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Restrictions on Russia due to the war
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.
There are no compulsory vaccinations for a vacation in Russia. However, Japanese encephalitis, spring-summer encephalitis, influenza, hepatitis and tetanus vaccinations are recommended. Taking out an insurance policy (covering possible medical expenses) is mandatory when obtaining a visa. For more information on health and vaccinations, please visit the website of the Ministry of Health.
When visiting cities, the same precautions should be observed as in any European destination. In any case, the rate of robberies to tourists is somewhat higher in St. Petersburg. When visiting the rest of Russia, it is recommended to avoid border areas where there is a latent risk of armed conflict. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against the following areas: North Caucasus, Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, North Ossetia, Kabardino-Balkaria. For more information on security we advise you to visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.