Italian Embassy in Moscow to compatriots: “Consider whether to return”

“Evaluate whether it is not appropriate to leave the country ”

“It is recommended that fellow countrymen present in Russia to evaluate whether the stay is necessary and, if not, to leave the country. ” This is what we read on the website of the Italian embassy in Moscow. “more recent evolution of the international context and the growing difficulty in air and road connections out of Russia”. ” It is gradually becoming more difficult to travel by air from the Russian Federation to Italy and other third countries ”, the note continues, underlining that ” these days there has been a dramatic increase in the already high cost of tickets sold by airlines and there are reports of long queues at some border crossings that connect the Russian Federation with some neighboring countries ”.

Furthermore, the website of the Italian embassy in Moscow still reads, ” in consideration of the continuing closure of the airspace to flights from the Russian Federation, ordered by the European Union last February 27, we strongly recommend to all compatriots present in Russia of plan trips abroad as much as possible in advance. Those who need to leave the Russian Federation are invited to obtain the tickets available from commercial companies as soon as possible ”.