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Last verified: Thursday, 17. October 2019 at 07:24 AM

Russia Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Russia is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.3 / 5

Travelling Russia is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 1.9 / 5

Russia shares a land border with 14 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Russia), the Advisory Index is 1.9 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: North Korea (4.3), Ukraine (2.8), China (2.4), Azerbaijan (2.2), Kazakhstan (2.2), Norway (1.6), Estonia (1.5), Lithuania (1.5), Latvia (1.5), Poland (1.5), Belarus (1.3), Finland (1.3), Georgia with 1.3 and Mongolia with 1.3 (of 5).

Advice scoring history for Russia

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Russia.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Russia from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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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 ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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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 ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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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 ...

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

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Russia.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Čečenskaja Respublika

Info: Undvik icke nödvändiga resor

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Når du rejser til Rusland bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed. Du bør være forsigtig pga. risikoen for gadekriminalitet som fx lomme- og tasketyveri. De fleste danskere har ingen problemer under besøg i landet. Vi fraråder alle rejser til Dagestan, Tjetjenien, Ingusjetien og Nordossetien pga. risiko for terrorangreb, væbnede ...

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

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Russia.

Issued by: Danish government

Coverage: Dagestan, Tjetjenien, Ingusjetien og Nordossetien. Inden for 10 km fra grænsen til de ukrainske regioner Lugansk og Donetsk.

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

Individual rating changes for Russia

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Russia. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Russia changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Russia with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Russia with a rating of 2.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Russia with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Russia with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Russia with a rating of 2.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Russia with a rating of 3.0.

About Russia

Russia with its capital Moscow is a country in Europe (Eastern Europe), approximately 1.8 times the size of the US (17,100,000 km²). The country is located Northern Asia (the area west of the Urals is considered part of Europe), bordering the Arctic Ocean, between Europe and the North Pacific Ocean. The climate can be described as ranges from steppes in the south through humid continental in much of European Russia; subarctic in Siberia to tundra climate in the polar north; winters vary from cool along Black Sea coast to frigid in Siberia; summers vary from warm in the steppes to cool along Arctic coast. The landscape is broad plain with low hills west of Urals; vast coniferous forest and tundra in Siberia; uplands and mountains along southern border regions. With a population of about 140.7 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Moscow
Population about 140.7 million
Size 17.100.000 km²
Size comparable to approximately 1.8 times the size of the US
Common languages Russian
Currency Ruble (short: RUB)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +7
Internet Top Level Domain .ru
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 RU
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 RUS
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 643

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Russia is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • abandoned stocks of obsolete pesticides
  • air pollution from heavy industry
  • and agricultural pollution of inland waterways and seacoasts
  • and transportation in major cities
  • deforestation
  • emissions of coal-fired electric plants
  • groundwater contamination from toxic waste
  • industrial
  • municipal
  • scattered areas of sometimes intense radioactive contamination
  • soil contamination from improper application of agricultural chemicals
  • soil erosion
  • urban solid waste management

Natural hazzards

  • permafrost over much of Siberia is a major impediment to development
  • significant volcanic activity on the Kamchatka Peninsula and Kuril Islands; the peninsula alone is home to some 29 historically active volcanoes, with dozens more in the Kuril Islands; Kliuchevskoi (4,835 m), which erupted in 2007 and 2010, is Kamchatka's
  • spring floods and summer/autumn forest fires throughout Siberia and parts of European Russia
  • volcanic activity in the Kuril Islands
  • volcanoes and earthquakes on the Kamchatka Peninsula

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Russia. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. advanced electronic components
  2. agricultural machinery
  3. all forms of machine building from rolling mills to high-performance aircraft
  4. chemicals
  5. communications equipment
  6. complete range of mining
  7. construction equipment
  8. consumer durables
  9. defense industries including radar
  10. electric power generating

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. fruits
  3. grain
  4. milk
  5. sugar beets
  6. sunflower seeds
  7. vegetables

Russian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Russia.

Export products

  1. a wide variety of civilian
  2. chemicals
  3. metals
  4. military manufactures
  5. natural gas
  6. petroleum
  7. petroleum products
  8. wood
  9. wood products

Import products

  1. fruits
  2. iron
  3. machinery
  4. meat
  5. medical instruments
  6. nuts
  7. optical
  8. pharmaceutical products
  9. plastic
  10. semi-finished metal products

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Russia?

Russia is currently rated at 2,3 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. Travelling Russia is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Russia in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Russia.

How many travel advisories do you know for Russia?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Russia.

What is the size of Russia?

Russia has a size of 17,100,000 km² or 6,602,344 mi² which is approximately 1.8 times the size of the US.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.