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Canada and Russia are both vast continents. Canada is second only to Russia in landmass among other countries of the world. Furthermore, the two countries share some corporate policies and common interests.

Also, the two countries relate in terms of trade and investment as well as cultural relations. Although the countries face challenges, such as the Artic, in diplomatic engagements, both countries citizens visit each other countries for trade, tourism, and other activities.

If you plan to travel to Russia, one of the first things you should put in order is Russia travel insurance. With appropriate coverage, you will be able to protect yourself and your loved ones in case of medical emergencies, doctor visits or hospitalization.

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Basic Information About Russia

Some important information on Russia Travel Insurance that we think you’ll want to know before you travel.

Name Value
Currency Russian ruble
Most common languages spoken Russian, Azerbaijani, Chuvash, Ukrainian, Tatar and Tuvin
Capital Moscow
Continent Asia/Europe (Eurasia)
Population Approx. 144 million
Plug type Plug type C and F
Driving side Right-hand side
  • Spring - March to May
  • Summer - June to August
  • Autumn - September to November
  • Winter - December to February
Laws Local laws and customs


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Russia Security Measures for travelers

The Government of Canada will not be responsible for your safety in Russia; you are responsible for your personal safety abroad. However, we provide you timely and reliable information in our Travel Advice to enable you to make the right decision with respect to your travel abroad.

Risk Level

Russia – Exercise a high degree of caution

Due to crime and the threat form of terrorism, exercise a high degree of caution in Russia.

Avoid all travels to the following areas:

  • Republics of Chechnya, Dagestan, and Ingushetia
  • Republics of Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachai-Cherkessia, and North Ossetia
  • Budyonnosky, Kurski, Levokumsky, Neftekumsky and Stepnovsky districts, and
  • Districts of Rostov Oblast that border Ukraine.

Entry / Exit requirements

Every country can decide who passes through its borders and the Canadian Government cannot intervene on your behalf if you fail to meet the entry or exit requirements for a country.

The information on this page was obtained from the authorities of Russia, however, it can change at any time. Moreover, you can verify the information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.


The type of passport you hold determines the applicable entry requirements. Check with your transportation company to find out more about the passport requirements.

  • Regular Canadian Passport - You are required to hold a passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond the date of your departure from Russia.
  • Official Canadian Passport - Different rules may apply. Learn more about official travel here.
  • Other travel documents - When traveling with an emergency travel document or a temporary passport, the applicable entry rule may vary. Check with the closest diplomatic mission for Russia before you leave.

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Russia Healthcare

There are many hospitals and healthcare centers in Russia, some of the hospitals are privately-owned but others are publicly-owned. Russia has standard healthcare services and medical treatment could be very expensive. Without appropriate Russia travel insurance, you may have to fork over a lot of money to settle medical bills. This is why you need to have the correct coverage or enough money to cover medical bills when you travel to Russia.

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Russia Travel Insurance News

Due to the rising political tension between Moscow and many Western nations, Britain has already released a travel advisory warning its citizens about the possibility of anti-UK sentiment and harassment.

Michael Geller, a planner, and architect from Vancouver has worked and travelled in Russia on and off for the past four years. Geller admitted he will be using his Canadian passport and not his British one for his next trip and he is not afraid of any anti-Western backlash from citizens and working professionals.

Geller advised others to ignore the news because none of that will impact their stay in Russia.

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