Current travel advisories for Russia

Last Update: Monday, 15. July 2019 at 07:22

Travelling Russia is (relatively) safe.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2 / 5

Russia is a country in Europe (Eastern Europe) with around 141 million citizens and a land mass of 17,100,000 km². We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 1.7 / 5

Russia shares land borders with 14 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 1.7 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: North Korea (4.3), Ukraine (2.9), China (2.3), Azerbaijan (2.0), Georgia (2.0), Kazakhstan (2.0), Norway (1.3), Belarus (1.0), Estonia (1.0), Finland (1.0), Lithuania (1.0), Latvia (1.0), Mongolia with (1.0) and Poland with (1.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/russia-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in Russia due to terrorism, harassment, and the arbitrary enforcement of local laws. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to: The north Caucasus, including Chechnya and Mount Elbrus, due to terrorism, kidnapping, and risk of civil unrest. Crimea due to Russia’s occupation of the Ukrainian territory and abuses by its occupying authorities. Terrorist groups, transnational and local terrorist organizations, and individuals inspired by extremist ideology continue plotting possible attacks in Russia. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas. U.S. citizens visiting or residing in Russia have been arbitrarily interrogated or detained by Russian officials and may become victims of harassment, mistreatment, and extortion. Russian officials may unreasonably delay U.S. consular assistance to detained U.S. citizens. Russian authorities arbitrarily enforce the law against U.S. citizen religious workers and open questionable criminal investigations against U.S. citizens engaged in religious activity. Russia enforces special restrictions on dual U.S.-Russian nationals and may refuse to acknowledge dual U.S.-Russia nationals’ U.S. citizenship, including denying U.S. consular assistance to detained dual nationals, and preventing their departure from Russia. Due to the Russian government-imposed reduction on U.S. diplomatic personnel in Russia, the U.S. government may have delayed ability to provide services to U.S. citizens, especially in the Saint Petersburg area. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Danger level: 2

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Canadian government

https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/russia

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Danger level: 2

Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories).

New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/russian-federation

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachai-Cherkessia, Republic of North Ossetia and the south-east parts of Stavropol Krai in the North Caucasian Federal District. Terrorism, kidnapping and military activity in these areas presents a significant risk to security. Do not travel within 10 kilometres of the border with the Ukrainian Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts due to ongoing violent conflict and the volatile security situation.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/russian-federation/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 141 million
Covering landmass
17,100,000 km²
Electricity
220V - 50Hz
Currency
Ruble (RUB)
ISO 2-Letter Code
RU
Phone prefix
+7
Top Level Domain
.ru
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900/1800

Airports in Russia (extern)

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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown if a first indicator.