Tips and recommendations for healthy travel to top destinations
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Russia offers diverse terrains, rich, well-preserved history and an extraordinary uniqueness. It is, without a doubt, one of the most remarkable in the world.
The country’s size and contrasting climates have helped brand it as a ‘traveler’s dream’. Russia has accommodations and adventures fit for everyone and anyone.
Whether you’re an architecture fan looking to stroll along the cobblestone streets of the Red Square or a traditional explorer hopping a train Siberia, Russia has some of the world’s best food, people and the most magnificent views.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Russia. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Russia: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, Japanese encephalitis, and influenza.
Mosquito-borne diseases are less common in Russia than many other countries. This is due, at least in part, to the climate of many of the region. But, Japanese encephalitis is still a threat in some areas. Consult with a travel health specialist to learn if you’ll need this vaccine.
Tuberculosis is a large burden on Russia’s population. While risk to travelers is low, consider a two-step skin test or tuberculosis blood test after your trip if you believe you may have been exposed.
Visit our vaccinations page to learn more. Travel safely with Passport Health and schedule your appointment today by calling or book online now.
A passport and tourist visa are required for travel to Russia. The Russian government follows very strict visa and immigration laws. It is important to make sure your documents are in order before visiting the country.
Russian immigration policy can be difficult to navigate and violations could lead to expulsion from the country. Let Passport Health help you travel worry-free with our expert Passport and Visa Services.
For more information, see our Russia visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Russia offers some of the most diverse landscapes and climate conditions of any country in the world. This, in part, is because of the country’s size. Research temperatures and conditions based where you will be going.
The most mild temperatures are along the Baltic Coast. The most varied temperatures occur in the Northern and Central regions of Russia.
According the U.S. State Department, terrorism remains a very real threat in Russia and throughout most of Europe. It is important to exercise caution throughout the country.
Political unrest is still a raging issue throughout many parts of Russia. Incidents have been reported of American travelers being kidnapped for ransom. Travelers must exercise caution while visiting the country.
Avoid travel to hot spots like Chechnya and the Chrimea as active hostilities are still ongoing and risks are high.
Popular tourist destinations like St. Petersburg and Moscow are safer to visit. But, petty and other crime is common. Be aware of your surroundings and avoid wearing anything that could make you a target.
Russia’s political climate is less open than many Western nations. Be careful what you say and where you say it to avoid confrontation.
Dargavs is located in the republic of North Ossetia in southern Russia. It lies in the middle of a mountain valley which stretches over 10 miles.
Hidden in the Caucasus mountains, the city is actually an ancient necropolis. Former residents buried their loved ones in this site.
Though the exact reason residents buried their family beneath the site remains unknown. The cryptic city continues to inspire myths and legends to this day.
The mysterious, abandoned area has been a muse for some of the world’s greatest poets and storytellers.
This region of southern Russia has been the site of some violent clashes in recent years. Take extra precautions if visiting this site.
As a leading global economy, Russia has many of the comforts travelers expect. But, there are still a few key items to make sure are in your bag.
All Americans visiting Russia should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Russia, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Moscow
Bolshoy Deviatinsky Pereulok No. 8
Phone: +7 (495) 728-5000
Due to recent changes in U.S. foreign policy regarding Russia, embassy and consulate services may be limited. Visit the embassy website before your trip to learn the most current information.
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