Russia international travel advice

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Russia 🇷🇺

Russia is part of Europe with main city at Moscow. Its Developed country with a population of 147M people. The main currency is Russian Ruble. The languages spoken are Russian. the Russian Federation is the formal name of Russia It is adviced to High degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed   🌤️ ~-24.18 °C   🌧 ~24.05 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 147M people


⚠️ Travel advice

High degree of caution

We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Russia and added new information on health risks. We haven’t changed the level – exercise a high degree of caution. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. Reconsider your need to travel to Regions bordering the Ukrainian provinces of Donetsk, Lugansk and Kharkiv. Do not travel to North Caucasus.

issued date: September 24, 2019


🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


🔌 Sockets

Russia uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Russian


💱 Currencies Used

Russia uses the Russian ruble (symbol: ?), code RUB.Banknotes come in denominations of 5000, 1000, 500, 100, 50, 10 and 5 rubles. Ruble is subdivided into 100 kopeks. Coins come in denominations of 25, 10, 5, 3, 2 and 1 rubles and 50, 10, 5 and 1 kopeks.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines (local name: bankomat (????????)) are everywhere in Russia. Pretty much anywhere you look there will be an ATM. Russia has one of the highest ATM densities in the world.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Russia. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Russia is on average 11.6 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Russia is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 573.42 RUB, which includes 3 GB of data plan. You can choose from 5 telecoms: Beeline, MTS (Mobile TeleSystems), MegaFon, Tele2 or Yota. Russia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Russia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Russia, dial +, then 7 (the country code for Russia), then the area code (without the initial 8) and the local number. For local calls within Russia, start with the area code (with the initial 8). In the case above area code is 301 .


🛣️ Road rules

In Russia you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on motorways, 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 60-110 km/h (37-68 mph) in all built-up areas and 90-110 km/h (55-68 mph) on undivided highways.

🆘 Emergency



Last updated: December 5, 2019