UK citizens have been urged not to travel to Russia, due to a shortage of flights and the country’s economic problems.
Britons in Russia may not be able to fly straight to the UK or via EU nations, according to the Foreign Office.
The rouble‘s value has dropped, according to the article.
In addition, many people are “attempting to withdraw their savings from Russian banks.”
Russia has banned flights from 36 nations, prompting this warning.
As a result, In reaction to the sanctions.
The government announced it will ban aircraft from Germany, Spain, Italy, and Canada from using its airspace.
The Foreign Office advised Russians to “adjust any trip arrangements accordingly” on its website.
It refers to UK citizens not travel to Russia or the European Union.
It implies that UK or EU people wishing to leave Russia, by air must first fly to a country that has not imposed any flight or travel sanctions on Russia before boarding a trip back home.
Russia barred UK carriers from flying to and throughout the region.
This was followed after Britain stopped Russian planes, from landing in the UK.
Including state carrier Aeroflot and private jets.
The Foreign Office also warned that due to the rapid drop in the value of the Rouble,
Any Russian money owned by individuals “may lose value in the coming days,”.
Additionally, foreign nationals in Russia are facing trouble using ATMs and banking services.
There have been multiple instances of anti-war protests since Putin’s invasion, with a heavy presence.
“There is a significant police presence.”
"Increased police presence and ID checks have been reported. You should always carry your passport with you ", according to the Foreign Office.
Europe closes its skies to Russian-owned or controlled flights on Sunday.
As a result of the sanctions imposed by Western nations in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
All planes, including Putin’s private jets, will be unable to land in, take off from.
Nor fly over any EU country as a result of the declaration.
“All UK ports are instructed not to allow any Russian “flagged, registered, owned, controlled, chartered, or operated vessels” access.
Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, has declared.
“I’ve made it obvious that these ships aren’t welcome here,” he said.
Swiss International Airlines owned by Lufthansa airlines too followed suit, canceling flights from Zurich to Moscow.
Although, Switzerland is not on Russia’s list of blacklisted countries.
A Swiss airline representative also stated that the carrier was not flying over Russian airspace.