About Moscow Airports in brief
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Most international flights arrive at Sheremetyevo-2 airport (35 km from downtown). It was built for the 1980 Olympics Games, and for a city of 10 million-plus, it's tiny. This airport has had very little renovation, and is rather dim and crowded.
Quick Links: Arrival , Depature (you have to switch on English version)
Domodedovo is about 50 km from Downtown of Moscow, Kremlin is new reconstructed airport. Domodedovo is a modern passenger terminal offering its clients European class services. The airport airdrome is considered to be the best in equipment and infrastructure. Accident prevention in air has top priority in East Line Group. Now it is one of the safest airports in the country.
Quick Links: Main WebSite (Eng), Departure (Eng)
On the descent into Moscow you will be asked to complete a customs declaration form which you will present to customs. Click here to see full sized pictures of declaration form. Travelers must declare all items of value on a customs form; the same form used during arrival in Russia must be presented to customs officials at the time of departure.
When you get off your plane you will be directed to Passport Control. Passport Control takes a minimum of 20 minutes for foreigners, but usually the time is 45 minutes. After your passport and visa stamped by Passport Control, you will collect your luggage from baggage claim. Carts are available to carry your luggage on. If you need additional help luggage handlers are available for a few dollars (you must pay in rubles). There is also a bank near the baggage claim area to exchange some money into rubles. The exchange rate at the airport is usually very low, therefore don't change more than US$20.
After you collect your bags, you will stand in line for Customs. The lines usually here move faster than Passport Control. If you have a reasonable amount of luggage, they will rarely check the contents of your bags. Be sure to declare all money you are carrying and hold on to your customs declaration until you depart, otherwise you will not be permitted to leave the country with more than US$3,000 (as of March 15, 2003 ). Lost or stolen customs forms should be reported to the Russian police, and a police report (spravka) should be obtained to present to customs officials upon departure.
Related Info: Russian Customs Regulations, Customs control.
Meeting at the Arrivals Hall
How to meet and easy recognize each other
Once you get through customs, you will walk out into the arrivals hall where I will be waiting for you. The average time to pass all controls is 30 - 40 min., but sometimes (if many flights landed in one time) it could takes 1 hour and more. Don't worry I am will be there waiting for you. To easy recognize each other among meeting people at the airport I'll hold your NAME CARD in my hands. In emergency case you can also make a phone call on my mobile number: +7 910 470-78-11
Soft Landing (Russian saying) and see you soon in Moscow!