Russian Federation

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Entry ban for visitors arriving from certain areas. Test required.
Quarantine required for visitors arriving from certain areas. Find more details on official websites.

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What is the COVID situation in Russian Federation?

+4,091 New COVID cases in Russian Federation
+74 New COVID deaths in Russian Federation
50.43% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on May 23, 2022

Data last reviewed on: 10 November 2021

Basic facts about Russian Federation

Russian Federation is a transcontinental country that lies on both the European and Asian continents. The majority of Russians live in Europe, which is also the country's historical heartland. By landmass, Russia is the world's biggest country. The capital of Russian Federation is Moscow and the most spoken language is Russian. The national currency in Russian Federation is Russian ruble (RUB).

What taxi apps are available in Russian Federation?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Russian Federation. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Russian ruble (RUB)Official currency
1 EUR~66.06 RUB
1 USD~62.5 RUB

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks:, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Russian Federation?

The official language of Russian Federation is Russian. Unfortunately, if you speak English, it might be problematic to communicate fluently unless you know Russian. As you go away from the main tourist destinations and into smaller towns and villages, you will notice a decrease in the usage of English, particularly among older generations over 50 years old. This is where knowing a few simple Russian words may help.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Russian Federation was ranked 41st out of 100 countries in 2020.

What socket types are used in Russian Federation?

There are 2 common plug types used in Russian Federation:

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Russian Federation?

Currently, citizens of 57 countries can enter Russian Federation without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

What are visa requirements to enter Russian Federation?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Russian Federation.

Data last reviewed on: 10 November 2021

Is it safe in Russian Federation?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On April 19, 2022, the risk level for Russian Federation was changed to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Emergency phones in Russian Federation

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Check travel information also for neighbor countries of Russian Federation:

AzerbaijanBelarusChinaEstoniaFinlandGeorgiaKazakhstanNorth KoreaLatviaLithuaniaMongoliaNorwayPolandUkraine
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