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Russia travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on Russia. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in Russia. Moscow Travel information. Visit Saint Petersburg Russia, officially the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and North Asia.

Affordable Russian COVID vaccine expands to Algeria, Argentina, Bolivia, Serbia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 11, 2021 00:50

The cost is $10.00, the efficiency rate 90%, and fully avoids severe cases of COVID-19. This vaccine was authorized in Algeria, and earlier in Argentina, Bolivia and Serbia. Read More

Massive avalanche kills three people at Russian Arctic ski resort

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 9, 2021 16:29

Avalanche covered an area of around 300 square meters, crushing several huts and killing three people including a child Read More

Russia considering issuing ‘vaccine passports’ for international travel

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 4, 2021 22:43

Russia considering issuing new form of travel document for those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 |Russia vaccinates its citizens |New document to enable Russian citizens to travel across the ... Read More

Russia to launch e-visas as soon as COVID-19 situation allows

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 2, 2021 16:18

Russian Foreign Ministry announced that a system to issue short-stay, single entry electronic visas (e-visas) to foreign visitors has been set up and is ready to be launched, but its ... Read More

Tourists beware: Russia’s most dangerous crime spots revealed

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 31, 2020 16:20

Foreign tourists are drawn to Russia by its gleaming cathedral domes, historic sites, exotic locations and breathtaking nature. But, along with those glittering tourist attractions, Russia also has some very ... Read More

Russian Aeroflot resumes Warsaw passenger flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 29, 2020 19:06

Press secretary of the Warsaw Chopin Airport announced that Russia's flag carrier Aeroflot has resumed commercial flights to Poland's capital city of Warsaw. The first direct flight of Aeroflot from ... Read More

Russia extends UK flight ban through January 12

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 28, 2020 22:38

Russia's official COVID-19 response center announced that the country has extended suspension of all flights between Russian Federation and the United Kingdom trough January 12, 2021. "The Response Center for ... Read More

Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport opens reconstructed Runway-1

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 28, 2020 18:02

Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport commissioned its newly reconstructed runway one (Runway-1) on December 24th in a ceremony that featured a parade of airfield equipment. With the commissioning of Runway-1, which ... Read More

Russia suspends all flights with Great Britain

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 21, 2020 15:15

Russia suspended all flights with the UK amid news of the discovery of a new, more contagious strain of COVID-19 in the country, according to the latest reports by Russian ... Read More

Sheremetyevo Airport celebrates 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 16, 2020 23:20

Sheremetyevo International Airport will join a series of international events in December 2020 dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the birth of the great German composer Ludwig van Beethoven.   On ... Read More

Thailand resumes visa-free regime for Russian tourists

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 16, 2020 19:34

Thailand's authorities have decided to resume the visa-free regime for Russian tourists. Now Russian visitors, who want to spend no more than one calendar month in Thailand, do not have ... Read More

AirBridgeCargo’s new Boeing 777F lands at Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 16, 2020 15:39

Moscow Domodedovo Airport (DME) welcomes the arrival of Volga-Dnepr’s Boeing 777F. The representatives of Volga-Dnepr Group, Boeing Corporation, GE Healthcare and Domodedovo met the first commercial flight from Seoul.  Volga-Dnepr ... Read More

Russia extends financial support for its airlines during COVID-19 crisis

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 14, 2020 23:08

Russia's Prime Minister announced today that the country's government has extended subsidy programs to support airports and airlines amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "The government decided to extend the programs to ... Read More

Ethiopian Airlines launches second weekly Addis Ababa flights from Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 10, 2020 18:35

Ethiopian Airlines has introduced its second weekly flight to Addis Ababa from Domodedovo Airport. The carrier performs regular flights on Thursdays and Saturdays. The flights arrive at Domodedovo Airport at ... Read More

Sales of fake negative COVID-19 test certificates booming in Moscow

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 9, 2020 22:10

According to acting department chief of Moscow public prosecutor’s office, the sales on the websites selling false certificates of negative test results for the presence of the COVID-19 infection increased ... Read More

Moscow Domodedovo Airport: Over 60% of passengers opt for online check-in

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 4, 2020 15:40

S7 Airlines and Moscow Domodedovo Airport looked into how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced digital passenger services, paying particular attention to contactless check-in and pre-boarding identification procedures. Studies show that ... Read More

Emirates launches daily Dubai flights from Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 1, 2020 15:32

On November 30, Emirates performed its first ЕК 131 flight as a part of the renewed flight schedule on the route Dubai (DXB) – Moscow Domodedovo Airport (DME) - Dubai ... Read More

Sheremetyevo International Airport uses AI to manage airport activities

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 28, 2020 16:23

Sergei Konyakhin, Director of the Production Modeling Department of JSC Sheremetyevo International Airport, gave a presentation at the Artificial Intelligence Systems 2020 on November 24 conference showing how Moscow's Sheremetyevo ... Read More

Russia’s business travel sector lost 80% of revenues in 2020

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020 23:33

According to the head of the Department of State Tourism Projects and Tourism Safety of Russia's Federal Agency for Tourism, the country's business travel sector's 2020 revenues plunged 80% compared ... Read More

Venezuela resumes Russia flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020 15:17

Air traffic between Russia and Venezuela resumes on November 23, the civil aviation service of the Latin American country announced. Bolivia, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Iran, Turkey and Panama were also ... Read More

Moscow Domodedovo Airport: 1.5 million passengers served in October

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 19, 2020 15:50

Moscow Domodedovo Airport reported that it welcomed 1.5 million passengers in October 2020. Domestic passenger traffic at Domodedovo amounted to 1.3 million. Sochi, Simferopol, Krasnodar, Saint Petersburg, Kaliningrad were the ... Read More

Emirates ups Airbus A380 deployment, adds services to UK and Russia

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 18, 2020 23:27

Emirates announced plans to operate its popular Airbus A380 aircraft four times a day to London Heathrow from 27 November and six times a week to Manchester from 2 December, ... Read More

Russian Aeroflot resumes flights to Nice, France

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 16, 2020 15:57

Russia's flag carrier Aeroflot will resume flights to the French Riviera - Nice from November 20, the airline officials said. But only certain categories of travelers will be allowed entry ... Read More

Aeroflot resumes Cyprus flights but Russian tourists still not welcome

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 13, 2020 17:50

Russian national flag carrier Aeroflot announced that it will resume weekly flights between Russian Federation and Cyprus starting on November 22, 2020. Aeroflot will be flying from Moscow, Russia to ... Read More

Russian Azur Air launches Maldives flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 13, 2020 15:32

Russian charter airline Azur Air will start operating flights from Moscow to Male (Maldives) on Boeing-777 from November 28. Previously, only Russia's flag carrier Aeroflot operated flights to these exotic ... Read More

Russia introduces new e-visa for citizens of 52 countries

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 12, 2020 18:44

While Russia’s borders have partially reopened following a nearly total border shut-down in the spring, most foreigners are still not able to enter the country.  But starting on January 1, 2021, citizens ... Read More

Russian Aeroflot resumes Moscow-Hong Kong flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 9, 2020 23:56

Russian Consulate General in Hong Kong announced today that Russia's flag carrier airline will resume flights to Hong Kong, interrupted in spring due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to consulate ... Read More

Moscow Domodedovo Airport renews ISAGO Certification

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 2, 2020 15:41

Moscow Domodedovo Airport has successfully met the requirements of the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations program (ISAGO), renewing its certificate. For the latest certification, the ISAGO team assessed Domodedovo ... Read More

Aeroflot: Passenger traffic being restored in financially prudent manner

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 30, 2020 16:10

PJSC Aeroflot (Aeroflot) today announces its financial results for the third quarter (Q3) and nine months (9M) ending 30 September 2020 in accordance with Russian Accounting Standards (RAS). RAS results ... Read More

Pegasus Airlines launches new Antalya – Moscow flight

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 22, 2020 15:27

Pegasus, Turkey’s digital airline, is adding a new route to its growing number of direct flights from Antalya, Turkey, with the launch of its direct flights to Moscow.  The inaugural ... Read More

Aeroflot resumes Moscow-Tokyo flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 20, 2020 00:14

National flag carrier and the largest airline in Russia, PJSC Aeroflot – Russian Airlines, commonly known as Aeroflot, announced that it will resume flights from Moscow to Tokyo on November ... Read More

Russia resumes Japan, Serbia and Cuba flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020 05:29

Russia announced that it is resuming flights with three more countries: Serbia, Japan and Cuba. According to the order of the head of Russia's government, flights will be operated twice ... Read More

Sheremetyevo Airport’s main taxiway construction approved

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 10, 2020 06:20

The Main Construction Expert Review Agency (Glavgosexpertiza) of Russia has approved the design engineering surveys for construction of the remaining section of the airport main taxiway and adjacent parts of ... Read More