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Are you going to Russia?

Before buying travel insurance for your trip to Russia, consider these points:

Our Coronavirus Travel Insurance is rated Superior by a leading UK Consumer Champion. All of our policies will cover you if you catch Coronavirus.

What is covered with travel insurance to Russia?

As standard, our policies cover for over 50 sports and activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

To ensure you have the best possible holiday to Russia, we’ve put together some important information that you might want to know before your trip.

CurrencyRussian ruble
Most common languages spokenRussian, Azerbaijani, Chuvash, Ukrainian, Tatar and Tuvin
PopulationApprox. 144 million
Plug typePlug type C and F
Driving sideRight-hand side
SeasonsSpring – March to May
Summer – June to August
Autumn – September to November
Winter – December to February
LawsLocal laws and customs

Do I need a visa for Russia?

Yes – as a British citizen with a valid passport, you will need to apply for a visa to travel to Russia. Make sure that you apply for your visa well in advance as it can sometimes take a bit of time to be processed. You can find more details about Russian visas and entry requirements here.

Healthcare in Russia

Public and private healthcare services are available to travellers in Russia. Previously, the UK and Russia had an agreement that meant UK residents were able to use their European Health Insurance Cards (EHICs) to access healthcare in Russia. However, this is no longer the case, so you must make sure you have the appropriate medical travel insurance cover.

More about healthcare in Russia here.

Can you help if I need medical treatment while in Russia?

Yes – all our policies come with access to our 24-hour emergency assistance team, so there will always be someone here to help you if you become ill or are injured while abroad.

If you need emergency medical assistance just give our emergency medical team a call any time, day or night.

Did you know that…?


  1. Unlimited emergency medical expenses available on Black level policies.
  2. COVID cover rated Superior by a leading independent UK Consumer Champion.