Russia is a beautiful country and many tourists visit Russia every year. Russia is quite different from the most other parts of the world, even in this global village. While this might be your reason to travel to Russia in the first place, it is necessary to take every precaution to stay safe when traveling to Russia. Following are some basic safety tips that every traveler should read before embarking of this exciting tour.
Take Your Medicine and Prescription with You
If you take any medication regularly, take your medication with you along with the prescription. You can buy medicine from Russia if you have a proper prescription with notarized translation, however.
Do Not Drink Tap Water
There are serious doubts as far as the safety of tap water is concerned. It is better not to drink tap water and use bottled water for drinking.
Do Not Drink Unlabeled Vodka
Russian vodka is famous all around the world. But when in Russia, make sure that you do not drink unlabeled vodka. Deaths due to bootleg vodka are not very uncommon.
Pay Attention While Walking on the Road
Unlike many other countries, pedestrians do not have the right-of-way, not practically at least. It is your own responsibility to ensure your safety while walking or crossing the road during your travel to Russia.
Do Not Go to Dangerous Areas
Ask a local and do some research when going to any areas other than the center of the big cities. The border with Ukraine, North Caucasus, and Abkhazia and South Ossetia are some areas of know conflict. There are many other areas you wouldn’t want to go to as a visitor.
Always Keep Your Passport on You
Although it is now uncommon for the police to ask for your passport while walking in the street, it is better to always keep your passport on you while traveling to Russia.