The U.S. State Department is again urging U.S. citizens to leave Russia following the country’s mobilization of its citizens to the armed forces.

Key Points:

  • The State Department said Russia might refuse to acknowledge dual nationals’ U.S. citizenship, deny their access to U.S. consular assistance, prevent their departure from Russia and conscript dual nationals for military service.
  • U.S. citizens are advised to leave Russia immediately while limited commercial travel options are still available.
  • Travelers should refer to the State Department’s Information for U.S. Citizens in Russia – Travel Options Out of Russia when planning to leave Russia.
  • The State Department advises U.S. citizens who are in Russia to read the Travel Advisory for Russia; carry proper identification, including a U.S. passport and valid Russian visa; and have an alternative plan that does not rely on U.S. government assistance.
  • Those who need immediate assistance can call +1 (888) 407-4747 (from the U.S) or +1 (202) 501-4444 (from overseas) or email

BAL Analysis: The situation in Russia may change with little or no notice and companies with employees in the country are encouraged to pay close attention to State Department warnings and information.

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