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House of Commons written question 199102.

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 199102, tabled on 12 September 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government plans to introduce a reciprocal free movement zone within the UK for Russian diplomatic staff.

Answered on

18 September 2023

In response to Russia's decision to impose travel notification requirements on British diplomats in Russia, we have introduced commensurate reciprocal travel notification requirements for Russian diplomats accredited to the Russian Embassy in London and the Consulate-General in Edinburgh. This is in line with the concept of reciprocity in the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

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