Current travel advisories for Russia

Last Update: Friday, 03. July 2020 at 07:24

Please reconsider your need to travel to Russia.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 3.4 / 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 8 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.4 / 5

Russia shares land borders with 14 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.4 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: North Korea (4.3), China (4.1), Mongolia (4.0), Belarus (3.5), Ukraine (3.5), Finland (3.4), Azerbaijan (3.3), Estonia (3.2), Lithuania (3.2), Latvia (3.2), Poland (3.2), Georgia (3.0), Kazakhstan with (3.0) and Norway with (3.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports 661,165 cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).

There are 9,683 reported deaths associated with the disease in Russia.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. 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, including former and current U.S. government and military personnel, who are visiting or residing in Russia have been arbitrarily interrogated or detained by Russian officials and may become victims of harassment, mistreatment, and extortion. For this reason, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow has advised all U.S. government and Department of Defense personnel to consider carefully travel to Russia.  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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Finnish government

Quelle: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/RU

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Iaktta normal försiktighet - Undvik alla resor till området kring Belgorod, Voronezj och Rostov vid gränsen mot Ukraina (i närheten av Luhansk och Donetsk på den ukrainska sidan). Undvik icke nödvändiga resor till de östra och södra delarna av regionen Stavropolskij Kraj. I hela Ryssland ska man vara ytterst försiktig i trafiken, i metron, på järnvägsstationer och flygplatser. Undvik demonstrationer. Håll noga reda på pass och värdeföremål. Om du råkar ut för en krissituation, agera lugnt och följ de lokala myndigheternas anvisningar.

Danger level: 2

Travel is usually safe. .

Finnish government

https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/RU

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Undvik icke nödvändiga resor

Reisewarnstufe: 4

Reduce Travel to the necessary minimum..

Canadian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Danger level: 3

Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

Irish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Avoid non-essential travel

Danger level: 4

Avoid non-essential travel.

Danish government

Quelle: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/rusland/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til hele verden, herunder Rusland. Det gør vi, fordi mange lande i øjeblikket indfører omfattende restriktioner med kort varsel for at forebygge smittespredning med coronavirus/COVID-19. Restriktioner omfatter i flere lande ind- og udrejserestriktioner, udgangsforbud o. lign. Den danske ambassade i Moskva har de seneste oplysninger på sin hjemmeside om myndighedernes restriktioner i Rusland og mulighederne for at rejse hjem til Danmark. Flere fly-, færge-, bus-, og togforbindelser bliver aflyst eller indstillet. Det kan gøre det meget svært at komme hjem til Danmark. Ambassadens hjemmeside opdateres løbende. Alle danskere, der i øjeblikket rejser i udlandet og ønsker at komme hjem, opfordres derfor til at gøre det nu. Du bør undersøge mulighederne for at udrejse i dialog med dit rejse-, fly- og/eller forsikringsselskab. Denne opfordring gælder ikke for danskere, der er fastboende i udlandet. Har du din hverdag i udlandet, er opfordringen, at du følger anbefalinger og anvisninger fra lokale myndigheder. Du bør følge de lokale myndigheders anvisninger og løbende holde dig opdateret om udviklingen via ambassadens hjemmeside, de lokale myndigheder og nyhedsmedier. Danske grænser vil ikke blive lukket for danske statsborgere eller andre personer, der bor i Danmark. Du bør følge Sundhedsstyrelsens råd. Du kan også læse mere om udviklingen i COVID-19 i udlandet hos Statens Serum Institut. Du kan læse mere om danske myndigheders tiltag på www.coronasmitte.dk. Vi fraråder alle rejser til Dagestan, Tjetjenien, Ingusjetien og Nordossetien pga. risiko for terrorangreb, væbnede sammenstød og bortførelser. Vi fraråder alle rejser inden for 10 km fra grænsen til de ukrainske regioner Lugansk og Donetsk, hvor der er kamphandlinger.

Danger level: 4

Avoid all unnecessary travel..

Danish government

http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/rusland/

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel..

Australian government

Quelle: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/russia

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Some of Russia's lockdown restrictions are easing, with most stores and services reopening in Moscow. Other restrictions remain in place, including the requirement for gloves and masks to be worn in public. Other regions have similar measures. Russia's borders remain closed. We advise you: Do not travel to Russia.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

Austrian government

Quelle: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/russische-foederation/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Austrian Government advises again travelling Russische Föderation.

Danger level: 5

Travel Warning.

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. Additional Disclaimer: Since the evaluation is an automated process, it can only provide first steps for your own research. Please make sure to consult the sources.


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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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Frequently asked questions

This section gives some brief answers to common questions regarding travel safety in Russia.

Is Russia safe to travel in 2020?

We see a slighty raised risk with traveling to Russia. The risk index is at 3.4 (out of 5). We recommend you check the single sources.

How many countries have issued advisories for Russia?

We currently know of 8 countries having issued advisories for Russia.

What countries does Russia share land borders with?

Russia shares land borders with 14 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.4 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: North Korea (4.3), China (4.1), Mongolia (4.0), Belarus (3.5), Ukraine (3.5), Finland (3.4), Azerbaijan (3.3), Estonia (3.2), Lithuania (3.2), Latvia (3.2), Poland (3.2), Georgia (3.0), Kazakhstan with (3.0) and Norway with (3.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Note of the displayed travel advisories
These travel 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 is a first indicator. Additional remark: the websites address does not endorse the situation of a 'Reisewarnung' (with its name). Often, it's just formal notifications by other countries. These can be the reason a country reaches scores of aorund 2.0 and still be a generally safe country to visit. Lower risk grades are usually no sign of a immanent threat!