FCO Travel Advice for - Russian Federation

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  • The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan and the districts of Budyonnovsky, Levokumsky, Neftekumsky, Stepnovsky and Kursky in Stavropol Krai.

  • The FCO advise against all but essential travel to North Ossetia, Karachai-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria (including the Elbrus area). See Local travel and Terrorism

  • There is a high threat from terrorism. Attacks have occurred most frequently in Moscow and in the North Caucasus. See Terrorism

  • Political rallies can occur in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other places across Russia. See Political situation

  • You should be aware of the risk of street crime. See Crime

  • British nationals made around 127,000 visits to Russia in 2011. Most visits are trouble-free. See Consular assistance statistics

  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
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