Tourism in Russia is an emerging sector, with over 7 million tourists visiting the country. The country is home to a sophisticated culture, mesmerising scenic beauty, over 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and multiple other tourist attractions. Russia has incredible adventure tours, like conquering Europe’s highest peak, sailing down the longest river, visiting the blue gem of Siberia or even following the trail of the northern lights. Cities like Moscow, St Petersburg, Kazan and Yekaterinburg, captivate onlookers with Eurasian patterns.
One easy way of getting a glimpse is by taking the metro! Each metro station in Russia is distinctive, some built nearly 80 years ago. There are many things to do and tourist places to visit when you travel to Russia.
Before you start your trip to Russia, let’s look at why you need to buy travel insurance online. If you face difficulties or uncertain situations that hamper your trip, owning travel insurance can financially help you. Digit’s International Travel Insurance to Russia from India provides coverage for your medical needs, hurdles on your trip, and everything in between.
You can easily buy travel insurance online through our simple, quick and hassle-free process. It won’t take long and is affordable for your trip!
Is Travel Insurance mandatory for Russia?
Yes, travel insurance is mandatory when travelling to Russia.
Some of the requirements your travel insurance should meet are:
The minimum medical coverage.
It should cover the individual for their entire stay in Russia.
It should specify the geographical area of coverage as worldwide, Russian Federation or Europe (Russia included).
Digit’s International Travel Insurance to Russia fits the description. Below we’ve detailed the cost, what is covered and the exclusions of our policy.
What is the Cost of Travel Insurance for Russia from India
A $50,000 Russia Travel insurance plan from India for 4 days for 1 adult starts from ₹225 only (GST extra). [The cost mentioned here is as of December 2022].
What’s great about International Travel Insurance by Digit?
Zero Deductibles - You don’t pay anything at all when you make a claim – it’s all on us.
Adventure Sports Covered - Our coverage includes activities such as scuba diving, bungee jumping & sky diving (provided the duration is one day)
Immediate Monetary Compensation for Flight Delays - We don’t want to waste your time any further. That’s why, when your flight is delayed for more than 6 hours, we give you an immediate compensation of ₹500-1000.
Smartphone-enabled Processes - No paperwork, no running around. Just upload your documents when you make a claim.
Missed-call Facility - Give us a missed call at +91-7303470000 and we’ll call you back in 10 minutes. No more international calling charges!
Worldwide Support - We’ve partnered with the world’s largest health & travel insurance network Allianz, to support you seamlessly across the globe. T&C apply*
Russia Travel Insurance Plans that fit your needs
Offers coverages for the most common mishaps that can be encountered on an international trip.
This plan not only covers you for the most common mishaps on your trip but also keeps you protected from each hiccup, so your trip goes just how it should!
Emergency Accidental Treatment & Evacuation
Accidents occur at the most unexpected times. Unfortunately, we can’t save you there, but we can surely help you get the best treatment. We cover you for immediate medical treatment that results in hospitalization.
Emergency Medical Treatment & Evacuation
God forbid if you fall ill during your trip in an unknown country, don’t panic! We will take care of your treatment costs. We will cover you for expenses like hospital room rent, operation theatre charges, etc.
We hope this cover is never required. But for any accident during the trip, resulting in death or a disability, this benefit is there for support.
Daily Cash Allowance (Per day/Max 5 days)
When on a trip, you manage your cash efficiently. And we do not want you to shell out anything extra for emergencies. So, when you are hospitalized, you get a fixed daily cash allowance per day, to manage your daily expenses.
Accidental Death & Disability
While this cover has everything like the emergency accidental treatment cover, it has one extra layer of protection. It also covers death & disability while boarding, de-boarding or are inside the flight (Touchwood!).
Emergency Dental Treatment
If you encounter acute pain or meet with an accidental injury to your teeth on the trip, resulting in emergency dental treatment provided by a medical practitioner, we will cover you for the expenses incurred due to the treatment.
Smooth transit covers
If unfortunately, your trip gets cancelled, we cover the pre-booked, non-refundable expenses of your trip.
Common Carrier Delay
If your flight gets delayed by more than a certain time limit, you get the benefit amount, no questions asked!
Delay of Checked-in Baggage
Waiting at the conveyor belt is annoying, we know! So, if your checked-in baggage is delayed for more than 6 hours, you get the benefit amount, no questions asked!
Total loss of Checked-in Baggage
The last thing that can happen on a trip is your baggage getting lost. But if something like this happens, you get the benefit amount for the entire baggage getting permanently lost. If two out three bags are lost, you get a proportional benefit, i.e. 2/3rd of the benefit amount.
Missed the flight? Don’t worry! We will pay for extra accommodation and travel needed to reach the next destination shown on your ticket/itinerary if, you miss a pre-booked onward flight because of a delay in the flight.
Loss of Passport
The worst thing to happen in an unknown land is to lose your passport or visa. If something like this happens, we reimburse the expenses, if it is lost, stolen or damaged while you are outside of your country.
If on a bad day, all your money is stolen, and you need emergency cash, this cover will come to your rescue.
Emergency Trip Extension
We don’t want our vacations to end. But we don’t want to stay in a hospital too! If due to an emergency during your trip, you need to lengthen your stay, we will reimburse the cost of hotel extensions and return flight rescheduling. The emergency could be a natural calamity in your travel area or an emergency hospitalization.
In case of emergency, If you had to return home early from your trip, that would be really sad. We can’t fix that but we will cover charges for alternate travel arrangements and non-refundable travel costs like accommodation, planned events and excursion expenses.
Personal Liability & Bail Bond
Due to an unfortunate incident, if there are any legal charges against you while you are travelling, we will pay for it.
Coverage option suggested above is only indicative and is based on market study and experience. You may opt for any additional coverages as per your requirement. Please call us at 1800-258-5956 in case you want to opt for any other coverages or wish to know further details.
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What's not Covered?
Digit's Travel Insurance from India to Russia covers most things that could go wrong during your vacation. We are completely open in all that we do. Understanding what your travel insurance does not cover is critical, just like knowing what is covered. The following are some exclusions that our travel plan will not cover:
We can't cover diseases or illnesses already diagnosed (pre-existing conditions) or if your doctor has already recommended no travelling.
Daily cash allowance of up to 5 days is only valid for those hospitalised during their holiday in a foreign country.
Death or disability won't be covered after 365 days of the accident that has caused it.
Adventure sports are covered if you're doing it for one day. This doesn't include weeklong treks, hikes or professional-level adventure sports that go on for more than one day.
Acts of War are not covered.
Flight delays are not covered if your airline already informed you about the same at least 6 hours in advance.
Delay of checked-in luggage is not covered if the delay is due to customs.
Any missed connection where the time gap between scheduled arrival of incoming flight and scheduled departure of connecting flight was less than the time required.
Thefts will not be covered if the police of the respective aren't notified within 24 hours.
Trip extensions due to childbirth or related matters can't be covered
Trip abandonments due to pre-existing illnesses or health conditions can't be covered.
Trip cancellations due to rejection of visa are not covered.
With us, get access to VIP claims
After you buy our international travel insurance for Russia, you live tension free as we have a 3-step, completely digital claims process!
Give us a call at 1800-258-5956 (if in India) or drop a missed call at +91-7303470000 & we’ll call back in 10 mins.
Upload the required documents & your bank account details, on the link sent.
We’ll take care of the rest!
Why do you need Travel Insurance for Russia from India?
Let's look at why you need travel insurance when visiting Russia:
Russia lies in the frigid zone extending nearly halfway around the northern hemisphere. Weather conditions can get extreme, and if one is not insulated securely, you can face illness or hospitalization simply because of the cold. Availing of medical treatment abroad can be costly, but with travel insurance policy, you won’t have to worry about burning a hole in your pocket. Digit’s travel insurance has a wide range of medical coverage that looks out for you financially in such situations.
There are plenty of adventure activities one can indulge in when travelling to Russia. In the event of any accident or hospitalization resulting from these activities, travel insurance with adventure sports coverage will be a great benefit. Digit’s International Travel Insurance provides adventure activities coverage (provided it’s for a day).
Thefts are likely to happen in crowded, touristy areas or even during rush hours. You must always be aware of your surroundings and have a digital or spare copy of essential documents on you. When you purchase your International Travel Insurance plan from Digit, you are protected in unpredictable situations, such as loss of personal belongings, loss of passport, baggage loss, flight delays, medical emergencies, trip cancellations and any other mishap that could disrupt your trip to Russia.
The medical benefits available and the limit of the Sum Insured for each.
The terms and conditions can be tricky and hard to come by. Read the fine print carefully.
The claims process by checking the company's previous claim records. After all, that's the whole point of insurance.
Know more about Russia before your Trip
If you want to visit a country with diverse natural beauty, rich cultural heritage and mesmerising architecture, Russia should be one of your choices. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations globally and has 23 UNESCO World Heritage Sites!
So, whether you want to cruise on the river Volga or enjoy a ride on the Trans-Siberian Railway, Russia has it all. In case you are planning to visit this beautiful country, go through this guide for the necessary information that will let you plan your Russia trip successfully. Read on.
What Is the Best Time to Visit Russia?
The best time to visit Russia depends on what you want to experience. Each season in this country has something different to offer, and thus you need to plan your visit accordingly.
Summer is the best season to visit Russia. If you visit during the months of June to August, the temperature ranges between 11 to 23°C making it suitable for you to venture outdoors. This is Russia's peak season and attracts a lot of visitors.
Russia's spring can be pretty cold, but the temperatures begin to rise steadily from the sub-zero ranges. The autumn season, however, is warmer as it comes right after summer.
What Are the Things to Do and Places to See in Russia?
Here are a few things you can do to enjoy your time in Russia:
Enjoy skiing at Red Valley
Eat at the Twin Stars Diner
Take a tour of the Star City
Spend a day at the Samara Embankment
Get amused at Moscow's Cat Theatre
Venture into the mysterious City of the Dead
To make your visit to Russia memorable, these are some of the places that you definitely need to visit:
The Great Russian Tundra
Visa Requirements for Russia for Indians
Indian nationals seeking a tourist visa for visiting Russia can apply for a tourist visa. This visa will be valid for 30 days. Generally, it takes up to 10 business days to process a Russian tourist visa. You can also apply for an e-visa that would be valid for 16 days.
Entry Information for Indians in Russia
An RT-PCR negative report is compulsory for all Indians travelling to Russia. The test has to be done 72 hours before arrival in the country. Fully vaccinated individuals have to produce a valid vaccination certificate. If you test positive for COVID-19, you have to undergo a mandatory 14 days quarantine.
What Are the Safety Precautions to Take While Visiting Russia?
While visiting a foreign country, staying alert and following the rules of the local authorities is highly essential. However, there are also a few things that you must keep in mind while visiting Russia:
Steer clear of any political or civil protests
Keep an eye on your luggage
Only opt for licensed taxis
Don't take photos of any police or military buildings or uniformed personnel
Do not drink alcohol on the streets
Solo female travellers should exercise caution while travelling at night
Drink only bottled water
Buy an international travel insurance policy
Having a travel insurance policy is one of the most important things that you need while travelling abroad. It helps you avoid financial losses due to delayed flights, lost valuables, medical emergencies, etc.
Indian Embassy in Russia
For any kind of queries or problems during your trip, you can always contact the Embassy of India.
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