US citizens should not travel to Russia, and those residing or traveling in Russia should depart Russia immediately, the US embassy in Moscow warned.

Iran PressEurope: "On September 21, the Russian government began a mobilization of its citizens to the armed forces in support of its invasion of Ukraine. Russia may refuse to acknowledge dual nationals’ US citizenship, deny their access to US consular assistance, prevent their departure from Russia, and conscript dual nationals for military service," it said.

"Commercial flight options are extremely limited at present and are often unavailable on short notice.  Overland routes by car and bus are still open.  If you wish to depart Russia, you should make independent arrangements as soon as possible.  The U.S. Embassy has severe limitations on its ability to assist U.S. citizens, and conditions, including transportation options, may suddenly become even more limited," the embassy noted.

"US citizens should not travel to Russia, and those residing or traveling in Russia should depart the country immediately while limited commercial travel options remain. The US Department of State provides information on commercial travel on the Information for US citizens in Russia – Travel Options Out of Russia page on This site also provides information on requirements for entering neighboring countries, procedures for travel on expired US passports in some circumstances, and visa requirements for families with American and Russian citizen family members," the message reads.

"We remind US citizens that the right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression are not guaranteed in Russia. Avoid all political or social protests, and do not photograph security personnel at these events. Russian authorities have arrested US citizens who have participated in demonstrations," the message ended.


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