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Electric Plug

Type E   Type F
 
Voltage : 220 V | Frequency : 50 Hz
  Voltage : 220 V | Frequency : 50 Hz

Comments : This socket also works with plug C, F and E

Source : Power-plugs-sockets.com




Tipping Ettiquette

At Restaurants: Give 10 percent in cash directly to the waiter; leave it on the table and management might pocket it.

At Hotels: Porters, $3–$5 per trip made; housekeepers, $2–$3 per night; concierges, $10–$20 for good service.

Guides and Drivers: Always negotiate a fare before you get into a taxi. Cabbies, 10 percent; drivers, $30 per full day; private guides, $50 per full day.

Dollars Accepted? It's best to tip in rubles.

P.S. "A personal touch goes a long way in Russia," says Greg Tepper of Exeter International. "Writing a heartfelt thank-you note will be as appreciated as the cash accompanying it."

Source : CNTraveler.com




Visa Requirement

Below are the traveling visa requirements for United States citizens :

Business:
Visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days
Tourist: Visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days

Source : TravelVisaPro.com




Alerts and Warnings

State Department


Updated travel alerts and warnings

Vaccinations

All travelers

You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.

Routine vaccines

Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.

Most travelers

Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.

Hepatitis A

CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Russia, regardless of where you are eating or staying.

Traveling with Children

This vaccine should not be given to children younger than 1 year.

Immune-Compromised Travelers

Talk to your doctor about whether you should get a dose of immunoglobulin before your trip, in addition to hepatitis A vaccine.

Pregnant Women

Talk to your doctor about whether you should get this vaccine if you are pregnant.

Some travelers

Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.

Hepatitis B

You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.

Japanese Encephalitis

Depending on what time of year you are traveling, you may need this vaccine if you are visiting certain remote areas of Russia for more than a month, or if you will be spending a lot of time outdoors in those areas during a shorter trip. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans. See more in-depth information on Japanese encephalitis in Russia.

Extended Stay/Study Abroad

If you will be spending a long time in a risk area, you should get the Japanese encephalitis vaccine.

Pregnant Women

Talk to your doctor about whether you should get this vaccine if you are pregnant.

Rabies

Although rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in Russia, it is not a major risk to most travelers. CDC recommends rabies vaccine for only these groups:

  • Travelers involved in activities that put them at risk for animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
  • People who will be working with or around animals (such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, and researchers).
  • People who are taking long trips or moving to remote areas in Russia.
  • Children, because they tend to play with animals, might not report bites, and are more likely to have animal bites on their head and neck.
  • FOR TRAVELERS TO CAUCASUS REGION: CDC also recommends rabies vaccine for travelers involved in other outdoor activities (such as camping, hiking, and biking) and most long-term travelers.

Traveling Advice
Get vaccinated Keep away from animals Avoid sharing body fluids
Eat and drink safely Reduce your exposure to germs Avoid non-sterile medical or cosmetic equipment

Source : CDC.gov




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