Current travel advisories for Russia

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Last Update: Tuesday, 23. July 2024 at 08:23

Please reconsider your need to travel to Russia.


Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 4.4 / 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: 3.3 / 5

Russia shares land borders with 14 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.3 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Belarus (4.9), Ukraine (4.7), North Korea (4.4), China (3.4), Azerbaijan (3.3), Finland (3.0), Georgia (3.0), Kazakhstan (3.0), Mongolia (2.8), Norway (2.8), Poland (2.8), Estonia (2.6), Lithuania with (2.6) and Latvia with (2.6 of 5). See danger map of the region.

Current informationen on Covid-19

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control currently reports of no cases of COVID-19 (infection with SARS-CoV-2 or Coronavirus).


Single advisories / travel warnings

New Zealand government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Do not travel to Russia due to the impacts the armed conflict with Ukraine has had on commercial flight availability and access to financial services. There is also potential for the security situation to deteriorate with little warning (level 4 of 4). 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 (level 4 of 4). Terrorism, kidnapping and military activity in these areas presents a significant risk to security.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

German government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Russische Föderation: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise (Teilreisewarnung). The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Australian government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
We've reviewed our travel advice for Russia and continue to advise do not travel to Russia. There's an ongoing threat of terrorism. Terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda and Daesh-aligned groups, continue to call for attacks in Russia. Attacks can be indiscriminate and may occur on or around seasonal, festive, or religious events in public places, including popular tourist sites. Attacks could occur with little or no warning. Always be alert to possible threats and have a clear exit plan. There was a terrorist attack at Moscow's Crocus City Concert Hall in March, resulting in significant loss of life. Security measures or restrictions may continue to be in place. Follow the advice from local authorities. Russian authorities make strong, negative comments regarding Western countries, including Australia. Local authorities may adopt a more negative attitude towards foreigners in Russia and arbitrarily enforce local laws. Avoid any protests or demonstrations and avoid commenting publicly on political developments. The security situation in Russia could deteriorate with little warning. If you're in Russia, leave immediately using the commercial options available or private means if it's safe to do so. Departure routes from Russia may become disrupted at short notice. If you're in Russia, have an alternate exit plan. Review your personal security plans and carefully consider the safest means and route to depart. You're responsible for your own safety and that of your family. Make sure your travel documents are up to date. Our ability to provide consular assistance in Russia is limited. The Australian Government will not be able to evacuate you from Russia. We continue to advise: Do not travel to Russia due to the security situation and the impacts of the military conflict with Ukraine.  

Danger level: 5

Do not travel.

US American government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Reissued after periodic review with minor edits. Do not travel to Russia due to the consequences of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russian military forces. U.S. citizens may face harassment or detention by Russian security officials, arbitrary enforcement of local laws, limited flights into and out of Russia, and the possibility of terrorism. The U.S. Embassy has limited ability to assist U.S. citizens in Russia. The Department has determined that there is a continued risk of wrongful detention of U.S. nationals by Russian authorities. U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Russia should leave immediately. The U.S. government has limited ability to help U.S. citizens in Russia, especially outside of Moscow. The U.S. Embassy is operating with reduced staffing, and the Russian government has restricted travel for embassy personnel. Furthermore, all U.S. consulates in Russia have suspended operations, including consular services. There have been reports of drone attacks and explosions near the border with Ukraine as well as in Moscow, Kazan, and St. Petersburg. In an emergency, you should follow instructions from local authorities and seek shelter. Russia may refuse to recognize your U.S. citizenship if you are a dual U.S.-Russian citizen or have a claim to Russian citizenship. Russia has denied consular officers visits to detained dual U.S.-Russian citizens. The Russian government has forced citizens with dual nationality to join the Russian military and prevented them from leaving the country. In 2022, the Russian government mobilized citizens for its invasion of Ukraine. Military conscription continues. In Russia, the rights to peaceful assembly and free speech are not always protected. U.S. citizens should avoid protests and taking photos of security staff at these events. Russian authorities have arrested U.S. citizens who joined protests. Moreover, there are many reports of Russians being detained for social media posts. U.S. citizens should know that U.S. credit and debit cards no longer work in Russia. Due to sanctions, sending electronic money transfers from the U.S. to Russia is nearly impossible. Commercial flight options are minimal and are often unavailable on short notice. If you wish to depart Russia, you should make independent arrangements. The U.S. Embassy has limited ability to assist U.S. citizens in leaving the country, and transportation options may suddenly become even more restricted. Click here for Information for U.S. Citizens Seeking to Depart Russia. U.S. Embassy staff generally are not allowed to fly on Russian airlines due to safety concerns. Recently, the FAA downgraded Russia's air safety rating from Category 1 to Category 2. Additionally, the FAA banned U.S. flights in some Russian areas, including the Moscow Flight Information Region (FIR), the Samara FIR (UWWW), and the Rostov-na-Donu (URRV) FIR within 160NM of the boundaries of the Dnipro (UKDV) Flight Information Regions. Check the FAA's Prohibitions, Restrictions, and Notices for more information. Country Summary:  Russian officials have interrogated and threatened U.S. citizens without cause. This includes former and current U.S. government and military personnel and private U.S. citizens engaged in business. U.S. citizens may become victims of harassment, mistreatment, and extortion. Russian authorities may not notify the U.S. Embassy about the detention of a U.S. citizen and may delay U.S. consular assistance. Russian security services also target foreign and international organizations they consider “undesirable.” Russian security services have arrested U.S. citizens on false charges, denied them fair treatment, and convicted them without credible evidence. Furthermore, Russian authorities have opened questionable investigations against U.S. citizens engaged in religious activity. U.S. citizens should avoid travel to Russia. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has destabilized security in southwestern Russia. In October 2022, the Russian government declared martial law in the following border areas with Ukraine: Bryansk, Kursk, Belgorod, Voronezh, Rostov, and Krasnodar. Under martial law, authorities can set curfews, seize property, and restrict movement. The Russian government may detain foreigners, forcibly relocate residents, and limit public gatherings. U.S. citizens should avoid all travel to these areas. Russian authorities have questioned, detained, and arrested people for “acting against Russia's interests.” Local authorities have targeted people for posting on social media or supporting "anti-Russian" groups and punished individuals for criticizing the government or military. The Russian government's current "LGBT propaganda" law bans discussion of LGBTQI+ related topics. In November 2023, the Supreme Court labeled the so-called "international LGBT movement" as extremist. This decision effectively made it a crime to support the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons in Russia. Terrorists continue to plan attacks in Russia. The March 2024 Crocus City Hall incident proved they can strike suddenly. Terrorists may target tourist areas, transport hubs, and markets. They may also target government buildings, hotels, clubs, restaurants, and places of worship. Parks, events, schools, and airports are also potential targets.  U.S. government employees under Embassy (Chief of Mission) security responsibility are not permitted to travel to the North Caucasus, including Chechnya and Mt. Elbrus. U.S. citizens should avoid travel to those areas. The international community does not recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea and does not acknowledge Russia’s purported annexation of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhya. Russia staged its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, in part, from occupied Crimea and there is a heavy Russian military presence in these areas. There is intense fighting across these regions and Russian authorities there have abused both foreigners and locals. Authorities have specifically targeted individuals who are seen as challenging Russia’s authority. The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv administers consular services to U.S. citizens in Crimea, Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhya. However, the conflict limits the Embassy's ability to help U.S. citizens in these areas. Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Russia.

Danger level: 5


Canadian government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

Danger level: 5

Avoid all travel.

Finnish government


National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Undvik alla resor - Undvik alla resor till Ryssland. Finländare som trots rekommendationerna befinner sig i Ryssland uppmanas att vara försiktiga och följa med tillförlitliga nyhetskällor samt iaktta myndigheternas anvisningar. Avlägsna dig omedelbart från gränsområdet mellan Ryssland och Ukraina i området kring Belgorod, Voronezj och Rostov (i närheten av Luhansk och Donetsk på den ukrainska sidan) på grund av det skärpta säkerhetsläget. 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: 5

Avoid Travelling..

Finnish government

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
Lämna landet omedelbart

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Leave area immediately..

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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around 141 million
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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?

There are some travel advisories for Russia. With a risk index of 4.4 out of 5 possible point, we suggest you consult your local authorities before booking a flight.

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 3.3 (average value for all countries). All countries habe been reported as somehow dangerous: Belarus (4.9), Ukraine (4.7), North Korea (4.4), China (3.4), Azerbaijan (3.3), Finland (3.0), Georgia (3.0), Kazakhstan (3.0), Mongolia (2.8), Norway (2.8), Poland (2.8), Estonia (2.6), Lithuania with (2.6) and Latvia with (2.6 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!