Foreign Office advises checking before going to Moscow

The Foreign Office is advising people with vulnerable health to consult their doctors before travelling to Moscow and other areas affected by the pollution from forest fires.

It’s updated travel advice for Russia says: “Moscow and large parts of western Russia are affected by exceptionally high temperatures and by air pollution from extensive peat and forest fires. 

“The most badly affected regions are Nizhny Novgorod, Mordovia, Tatarstan, Moscow, Voronezh, Ryazan, Vladimir and Ivanovo.  

 “If you have a pre-existing health issue, are pregnant, elderly or are travelling with children, you may wish to consult your own doctor before travelling.”

It also warns of disruption to Moscow flights due to poor visibility, adding “This situation may continue for some time.”

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