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In this page: Passport and Visa Requirements | Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs | Health Precautions | Safety Conditions


Passport and Visa Requirements

Passport and Visa Service
Russian Visa Requirements
Russia e-visa information
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
List of Russian Embassies and Consulates aborad
For Further Information
Check IATA Travel Website for visa requirements and health advices.

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Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs

Taxation On Persons
200 cigarettes
100 cigarillos
50 cigars
or 250g of tobacco
2 liters for persons over 21.
A reasonable quantity for personal use.
Foreign Currency
Authorized up to 10 000 USD
Obligatory Declaration of Foreign Currency
Over USD3 000
Local Currency
Authorized up to 10 000 USD for export. No restrictions for import.
Obligatory Declaration of Local Currency
Over USD3 000
How to Refund Consumption Tax
Not possible for the moment; measures are being studied.
Other Requirements
The rules change quickly. It may be preferable to contact your nearest Embassy or Consulate to get up to date information.

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Health Precautions

Obligatory Vaccination and Other Recommendations
It is recommended that everyone 16 years of age and older should get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before travel and present, if necessary, evidence of COVID-19 vaccination at the border. The updated information on all health entry requirements as well as on routine and recommended vaccines for Russia are provided on the dedicated pages on TravelHealthPro and CDC websites.
While there are no official requirements for vaccination, the following are strongly recommended: tetanus, diphtheria, rabies, chickenpox, measles, hepatitis A and B, influenza and poliomyelitis. When visiting the temperate regions of Russia, vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis is recommended. In rural areas, vaccination against Japanese encephalitis is advised. Visitors staying more than three months must produce a certificate of HIV-negative status (see this with the Embassy). Because counterfeiting of medicines has increased so much in Russia, travellers are advised to take with them the medicines they need for their state of health or for treatment.
For Further Information
WHO website on Russia (in English)
Russian Ministry of Health (in Russian)
Travel Health Advice
The Moroccan government up-to-date advice on health entry requirements, including routine and recommended vaccines while travelling abroad can be verified at the Royal Air Maroc website.

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Safety Conditions

The number of attacks of a racist nature is increasing, in particular in Moscow and St Petersburg. Colored people are therefore encouraged to avoid areas where the skinheads go as well as large gatherings. In the big cities, people are frequently robbed or are victims of confidence tricks.
Terrorist Risk
Russia has been the scene of many terrorist operations over the last few years. The risk is particularly high in Moscow.
The region of the North Caucasus is still very unstable and should therefore be avoided especially.
Risk of Natural Disaster
Risks are low on the whole, the worst of them being linked to the intense cold.
The Far East, and particularly the island of Sakhaline, is an area of seismic activity.
For Further Information
U.S. State Department current travel warnings
Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommendations

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