Insurance Russia

Whatever your reason for visiting Russia, make sure you take out travel or expatriate health insurance for you and your family. That way, you can leave with peace of mind and avoid any unexpected financial, health or legal risks. Cover for repatriation, hospitalization, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses is essential, whatever your destination.


Political system: semi-presidential federal republic
Capital: Moscow
Surface area: 17.1 million km²
Population: 144.5 million
Languages spoken: Russian
Currency: ruble

Visas Russia

All applicants for visas of more than three months to the Russian Federation are required to undergo and present to the Russian consular services HIV 1 and HIV 2 tests. This measure has been strictly enforced by the Embassy of the Russian Federation since April 2000. When traveling to CIS countries, it is essential to have a multiple-entry visa, otherwise you will not be able to return to the Russian Federation.

French Embassy in Moscow
45 Bolchaia Jakimanka – Moscow
Tel: 7 937 15 00
Fax: 7 937 14 30

Russian Embassy in Paris
40-50, boulevard Lannes – 75116 Paris

Vaccines and Safety in Russia


  • Compulsory vaccinations and certificates: No vaccinations are required for visitors. However, an HIV certificate is required for stays longer than 90 days.
  • Recommended vaccinations and certificates: be up to date with the vaccination calendar for DTP, viral hepatitis A and B, whooping cough and, for children, rabies and measles. If you travel to rural areas in spring or summer, remember to get vaccinated against tick-borne encephalitis.
  • Local illnesses: Nothing in particular, apart from problems relating to food and drink hygiene, even in Moscow, where there is a risk of food poisoning.


Travel to the following areas is inadvisable due to the unstable political situation: the Caucasus, Chechnya, Ingushetia, Kabardino-Balkaria and North Ossetia.
Remain vigilant during your stay in public places and on public transport, as the risk of terrorist attack exists, albeit rarely.
Pickpockets and assaults on foreigners are common. We advise you to keep your valuables in the hotel safe.

Health insurance in Russia

Why take out international health insurance when traveling or living in Russia? Quite simply because healthcare costs can quickly reach very high levels abroad. In addition, health insurance is compulsory in Russia in order to receive treatment in a public or private establishment. Repatriation cover is also an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident, medical repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence may be necessary. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or medical aircraft.

Mondassur can help you choose an international health insurance policy by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we can offer you different types oftravel insurance,international student insurance andexpatriate insurance.

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