Leave now! British nationals told to escape Russia as war tensions erupt – official advice

This morning, on Saturday, the Government posted an update urging its citizens living in Russia to “consider leaving by remaining commercial routes”. It stressed flying directly to the UK may not be possible, warning travel plans will likely need to be amended.

On the current difficulties of travelling straight from Russia to the UK, it said: “Check the latest information with your airline or travel provider.

“Connecting flights, largely via the Middle East and Turkey are operational for travel from Russia to the UK and other destinations.”

Those nationals in need of consular assistance have been advised to call the British Embassy in Moscow and to select the option for the assistance.

This can be done by calling +7 (8) 495 956 7200.

More to follow.

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