Elbrus Entry & Health Requirements You can view the British Government's latest advice here. We suggest clients discuss their vaccination requirements with their GP and refer to the TravelHealthPro website, which comprises the travel health resources of the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC), which was set up by the Department of Health with the broad aim of Protecting the Health of British Travellers. Be aware that the FCO currently advises against ‘all but essential travel’ in the region Elbrus is in. You should read the FCO advice to make sure you understand the risks. The first hurdle for any visit to Russia is securing a Russian Visa. You’ll need a Letter of Invitation and our local agent will organise this on our behalf. You must apply for your visa in plenty of time because as part of the visa application process, all applicants based in the UK aged 12 or over will need to visit a visa application centre to submit biometric data (scanned fingerprints). These are located in London, Manchester and Edinburgh. We suggest you apply for your visa at least two months in advance of your trip date.