Event: U.S. citizens should not travel to Russia and those in Russia should depart immediately. The Department of State Travel Advisory for Russia is Level 4: Do Not Travel.
The U.S. government’s ability to provide routine or emergency services to U.S. citizens in Russia is severely limited, due to Russian government limitations on travel, the number of U.S. staff, and the ongoing suspension of operations, including consular services, at U.S. consulates.
Additionally, Social Security recipients in Russia are reminded to contact the Federal Benefits Unit in Warsaw using an online contact form. More information concerning contacting the Federal Benefits Unit in Warsaw is available here.
Actions to Take:
- Read the Department’s Travel Advisory for Russia.
- Consult the Department of State Information for U.S. Citizens in Russia – Travel Options Out of Russia for information regarding departing Russia.
- Review recent Alerts and Messages from U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia.
- Carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Russian visa.
- Have a contingency plan that does not rely on U.S. government assistance.
- U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia Telephone: +(7) (495) 728-5577; After hours: +(7) (495) 728-5000
Website: U.S. Embassy Moscow
- U.S. Department of State – Consular Affairs Telephone: +1 202-501-4444 (overseas) or +1 888-407-4747 (from the U.S.)
- Russia Country Information
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates
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