Travel resources

Russia travel resources

Planning a trip to Russia can be very confusing these days. Following the 2022 sanctions, many well known booking platforms became totally useless.

I travel to Russia every year or so and I share here a bunch of travel resources you might need to plan your next trip.

Bellow is a list of websites, compagnies and booking platforms I personally use in my travels and recommend (in no particular order).

Everything mentionned here is up-to-date and relevant to travel in Russia in 2024.


Booking flights without a russian bank card

Booking flights with a russian bank card

Note : Popular booking platforms such as Skyscanner, Momondo or Google flights do not offer/show flights to and from Russia anymore.


Note :, Airbnb or hostelworld for example do not show accomodation in Russia anymore.


Russian bank cards

Read my step by step guide on How to get a Tinkoff MIR card


Note : Roskomnadzor, the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media in Russia has banned plenty of popular VPN providers (they didn’t block them entirely but I’m no expert) including NordVPN, StrongVPN, ExpressVPN, Surfshark …

Hike planning


Tour companies + Insurance

As I’ve never done any organised tour in Russia, I can’t recommend you any.

About the travel insurance, I recommend you Attollo Assistance, which is the EU branch of Ingosstrakh, one of Russia’s largest insurance compagny : medical expenses up tp 35 000€, 24/7 assistance, repatriation etc. Learn more about it here.

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