Government tells British nationals to get out of Russia 'if your presence is not essential'



Government tells British nationals to get out of Russia ‘if your presence is not essential’ as Ukraine crisis ramps up

  • British nationals told to consider leaving Russia in wake of Ukrainian invasion 
  • Government statement advised ‘non-essential’ citizens leave via normal flights
  • UK earlier advised citizens against all travel to Russia due to economic situation 


British nationals have been urged to consider leaving Russia in the wake of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.  

‘If your presence in Russia is not essential, we strongly advise that you consider leaving by remaining commercial routes,’ the British government said in a statement on Saturday. 

On Monday, Britain advised its citizens against all travel to Russia due to a lack of available flight options and increased economic volatility.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all travel to the whole of Russia due to the lack of available flight options to return to the UK, and the increased volatility in the Russian economy. 

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