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Travel, reimbursement and entertainment

On this page, you will find information about what to do when travelling for work, how to fill in a travel expense report or request reimbursement, and the rules that apply to entertainment.

Booking a trip

If you will be travelling for work, or want to book a trip for a visitor coming here, you must use the procured services of the travel agency. You will then receive an invoice for the trip, to be approved in LUPIN.

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  • Approve invoices in LUPIN
  • Travel and expense reports

When you have been on a business trip, you must submit a travel expense report in Primula. If you have purchased a product or a service that, for some reason, could not be invoiced to Lund University, you must file an expense report in Primula. Primula is also where you enter any meals that are subject to benefit tax.

Read more about travel expense report on the Lund University's Staff Pages

Expense reports are to be completed in the same way as travel expense reports. Select the form “Only expenses/car reimbursements” in Primula. 

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Lund University has begun using the SSC (National Government Service Centre) and SSC Primula web

In Primula Web you can carry out many tasks relating to your employment, including applying for annual leave, viewing your salary statements, reporting secondary employment and submitting a declaration of illness.

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Entertainment is a natural part of the University’s contact with wider society. All entertainment is to be conducted in a restrained and judicious manner. There must always be a direct connection with the University’s activities. In certain cases, employees taking part in entertainment events may be subject to tax on benefits.

Gifts are regulated by the Swedish Tax Agency’s provisions on certain benefits in the calculation of tax deductions and payroll tax. In certain cases, as the recipient of a gift, you may be subject to tax on benefits. Christmas gifts, jubilee gifts and mementos from the employer have a special exemption from taxation, on condition that the value of the gift does not exceed the amount set by the Swedish Tax Agency.

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Lund University is mainly located in the city of Lund, close to Malmö (Sweden's third largest city) in the south of Sweden. This part of Sweden is very close to Copenhagen in Denmark. Lund University's main campus buildings are located in the centre of Lund, about a 5 to 10-minute walk from Lund railway station.

There are several different ways to travel to Lund. Some of them are listed below.

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Copenhagen Airport – the closest international airport to Lund

Malmö airport, trains from berlin, oslo, stockholm and gothenburg, bus/coach services from key cities in germany, denmark, sweden, norway, car and passenger ferries from germany, poland and denmark, travelling between malmö and lund.

The closest international airport to Lund is Copenhagen Airport (also known as 'Kastrup'), in Denmark. The journey time by train from the airport to Lund is about 35 minutes. The journey takes you over the Öresund Bridge connecting Denmark to Sweden and via Malmö central station.

Train tickets can be purchased from the Skånetrafiken ticket machines in the arrivals hall at Copenhagen Airport, near the escalators going down to the train platform. You can pay using a debit/credit card, and if you buy a ticket all the way to Lund, the ticket will be valid even if you need to change trains at Malmö central station. You can also use the Danish DSB ticket machines when travelling with Skånetrafiken. A DSB ticket will be slightly more expensive, however.

Please note that there may be a passport control at the first stop (Hyllie) on the Swedish side. Make sure to always bring a valid passport or ID-card when travelling between Denmark and Sweden.

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The closest local airport to Lund is Malmö Sturup. It has some international flights from destinations within Europe and flights from other Swedish airports, including Stockholm.

There are bus connections between Malmö Sturup airport and Lund and Malmö, or you can get a taxi to Lund.

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Lund is located on the main railway line from Malmö to several different destinations such as Berlin, Oslo, Stockholm and Gothenburg ( Göteborg in Swedish).

The travel time from Stockholm is about 4 hours on the express train 'X2000' or 6–7 hours on 'Intercity' trains. Gothenburg is approximately 250 km north of Lund. There are regular trains between Gothenburg and Lund. The journey time is approximately 3 hours.

To book tickets or find out more about destinations and travel times, please visit the following train operators' websites:

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Bus/coach services are available from a number of cities, for instance Hamburg, Copenhagen, Gothenburg and Oslo, with direct lines to Malmö or Lund. Travelling to Copenhagen and searching for a connecting bus/coach or train to Lund will increase the options. 

Find departure cities and schedules for some bigger bus/coach services below:

  • FlixBus website (to Lund, Malmö and Copenhagen)
  • Vy Bus4You website (to Lund, Malmö and Copenhagen)

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There are car and passenger ferry connections to southern Sweden from Germany, Poland and Denmark.

  • TT-line website (ferry between Germany, Poland and Sweden)
  • StenaLine (ferry between Germany, Denmark and Sweden, in Swedish)
  • Polferries website (ferry between Poland and Sweden)
  • ForSea website (ferry between Denmark and Helsingborg, Sweden)
  • Finnlines (ferry between Germany and Malmö, Sweden)

Travelling to Denmark from Germany by ferry and driving on to Sweden is another option. To travel by car over the Öresund Bridge from Denmark there is a toll. Lund is conveniently reached from the main roads E6 and E22.

  • Scandlines (ferry between Germany and Denmark)
  • Find out more about the tolls on the Öresund Bridge website  

The Öresund train at a station in Malmö

It takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes to travel between the Malmö central station and Lund by local commuter trains – ' Pågatåg ' or ' Öresundståg '. Schedules for both train types can be found on the  Skånetrafiken  website.

These trains depart approximately four to six times per hour on weekdays, with a less frequent service at the weekends and in the evenings.

Tickets are available from the ticket machines at the stations (debit/credit card only). You can also make your purchase at a ticket office.

If you will commute regularly, the easiest way to buy tickets is with the Skånetrafiken app. You can choose between several different ticket types, including single tickets, 24-hour tickets and 30-day tickets, in the app. Alternatively, you can buy a physical travel card from the ticket office or on the Skånetrafiken website. You can connect tickets to this card on the Skånetrafiken website or at the ticket machines.

Go to Skånetrafiken 's website to find out more about the commuter trains (in Swedish)

From Malmö to Lund by taxi, the cost is approximately SEK 350. The trip takes approximately 20 minutes. Taxis normally accept all major credit cards.

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Travel Itinerary For One Week in Moscow: The Best of Moscow!

I just got back from one week in Moscow. And, as you might have already guessed, it was a mind-boggling experience. It was not my first trip to the Russian capital. But I hardly ever got enough time to explore this sprawling city. Visiting places for business rarely leaves enough time for sightseeing. I think that if you’ve got one week in Russia, you can also consider splitting your time between its largest cities (i.e. Saint Petersburg ) to get the most out of your trip. Seven days will let you see the majority of the main sights and go beyond just scratching the surface. In this post, I’m going to share with you my idea of the perfect travel itinerary for one week in Moscow.

Moscow is perhaps both the business and cultural hub of Russia. There is a lot more to see here than just the Kremlin and Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Centuries-old churches with onion-shaped domes dotted around the city are in stark contrast with newly completed impressive skyscrapers of Moscow City dominating the skyline. I spent a lot of time thinking about my Moscow itinerary before I left. And this city lived up to all of my expectations.

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Travel Itinerary For One Week in Moscow

Day 1 – red square and the kremlin.

Metro Station: Okhotny Ryad on Red Line.

No trip to Moscow would be complete without seeing its main attraction. The Red Square is just a stone’s throw away from several metro stations. It is home to some of the most impressive architectural masterpieces in the city. The first thing you’ll probably notice after entering it and passing vendors selling weird fur hats is the fairytale-like looking Saint Basil’s Cathedral. It was built to commemorate one of the major victories of Ivan the Terrible. I once spent 20 minutes gazing at it, trying to find the perfect angle to snap it. It was easier said than done because of the hordes of locals and tourists.

As you continue strolling around Red Square, there’s no way you can miss Gum. It was widely known as the main department store during the Soviet Era. Now this large (yet historic) shopping mall is filled with expensive boutiques, pricey eateries, etc. During my trip to Moscow, I was on a tight budget. So I only took a retro-style stroll in Gum to get a rare glimpse of a place where Soviet leaders used to grocery shop and buy their stuff. In case you want some modern shopping experience, head to the Okhotny Ryad Shopping Center with stores like New Yorker, Zara, and Adidas.

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To continue this Moscow itinerary, next you may want to go inside the Kremlin walls. This is the center of Russian political power and the president’s official residence. If you’re planning to pay Kremlin a visit do your best to visit Ivan the Great Bell Tower as well. Go there as early as possible to avoid crowds and get an incredible bird’s-eye view. There are a couple of museums that are available during designated visiting hours. Make sure to book your ticket online and avoid lines.

Day 2 – Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the Tretyakov Gallery, and the Arbat Street

Metro Station: Kropotkinskaya on Red Line

As soon as you start creating a Moscow itinerary for your second day, you’ll discover that there are plenty of metro stations that are much closer to certain sites. Depending on your route, take a closer look at the metro map to pick the closest.

The white marble walls of Christ the Saviour Cathedral are awe-inspiring. As you approach this tallest Orthodox Christian church, you may notice the bronze sculptures, magnificent arches, and cupolas that were created to commemorate Russia’s victory against Napoleon.

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Unfortunately, the current Cathedral is a replica, since original was blown to bits in 1931 by the Soviet government. The new cathedral basically follows the original design, but they have added some new elements such as marble high reliefs.

Home to some precious collection of artworks, in Tretyakov Gallery you can find more than 150,000 of works spanning centuries of artistic endeavor. Originally a privately owned gallery, it now has become one of the largest museums in Russia. The Gallery is often considered essential to visit. But I have encountered a lot of locals who have never been there.

Famous for its souvenirs, musicians, and theaters, Arbat street is among the few in Moscow that were turned into pedestrian zones. Arbat street is usually very busy with tourists and locals alike. My local friend once called it the oldest street in Moscow dating back to 1493. It is a kilometer long walking street filled with fancy gift shops, small cozy restaurants, lots of cute cafes, and street artists. It is closed to any vehicular traffic, so you can easily stroll it with kids.

Day 3 – Moscow River Boat Ride, Poklonnaya Hill Victory Park, the Moscow City

Metro Station: Kievskaya and Park Pobedy on Dark Blue Line / Vystavochnaya on Light Blue Line

Voyaging along the Moscow River is definitely one of the best ways to catch a glimpse of the city and see the attractions from a bit different perspective. Depending on your Moscow itinerary, travel budget and the time of the year, there are various types of boats available. In the summer there is no shortage of boats, and you’ll be spoiled for choice.

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If you find yourself in Moscow during the winter months, I’d recommend going with Radisson boat cruise. These are often more expensive (yet comfy). They offer refreshments like tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and, of course, alcoholic drinks. Prices may vary but mostly depend on your food and drink selection. Find their main pier near the opulent Ukraine hotel . The hotel is one of the “Seven Sisters”, so if you’re into the charm of Stalinist architecture don’t miss a chance to stay there.

The area near Poklonnaya Hill has the closest relation to the country’s recent past. The memorial complex was completed in the mid-1990s to commemorate the Victory and WW2 casualties. Also known as the Great Patriotic War Museum, activities here include indoor attractions while the grounds around host an open-air museum with old tanks and other vehicles used on the battlefield.

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The hallmark of the memorial complex and the first thing you see as you exit metro is the statue of Nike mounted to its column. This is a very impressive Obelisk with a statue of Saint George slaying the dragon at its base.

Maybe not as impressive as Shanghai’s Oriental Pearl Tower , the skyscrapers of the Moscow City (otherwise known as Moscow International Business Center) are so drastically different from dull Soviet architecture. With 239 meters and 60 floors, the Empire Tower is the seventh highest building in the business district.

The observation deck occupies 56 floor from where you have some panoramic views of the city. I loved the view in the direction of Moscow State University and Luzhniki stadium as well to the other side with residential quarters. The entrance fee is pricey, but if you’re want to get a bird’s eye view, the skyscraper is one of the best places for doing just that.

Day 4 – VDNKh, Worker and Collective Farm Woman Monument, The Ostankino TV Tower

Metro Station: VDNKh on Orange Line

VDNKh is one of my favorite attractions in Moscow. The weird abbreviation actually stands for Russian vystavka dostizheniy narodnogo khozyaystva (Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy). With more than 200 buildings and 30 pavilions on the grounds, VDNKh serves as an open-air museum. You can easily spend a full day here since the park occupies a very large area.

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First, there are pavilions that used to showcase different cultures the USSR was made of. Additionally, there is a number of shopping pavilions, as well as Moskvarium (an Oceanarium) that features a variety of marine species. VDNKh is a popular venue for events and fairs. There is always something going on, so I’d recommend checking their website if you want to see some particular exhibition.

A stone’s throw away from VDNKh there is a very distinctive 25-meters high monument. Originally built in 1937 for the world fair in Paris, the hulking figures of men and women holding a hammer and a sickle represent the Soviet idea of united workers and farmers. It doesn’t take much time to see the monument, but visiting it gives some idea of the Soviet Union’s grandiose aspirations.

I have a thing for tall buildings. So to continue my travel itinerary for one week in Moscow I decided to climb the fourth highest TV tower in the world. This iconic 540m tower is a fixture of the skyline. You can see it virtually from everywhere in Moscow, and this is where you can get the best panoramic views (yep, even better than Empire skyscraper).

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Parts of the floor are made of tempered glass, so it can be quite scary to exit the elevator. But trust me, as you start observing buildings and cars below, you won’t want to leave. There is only a limited number of tickets per day, so you may want to book online. Insider tip: the first tour is cheaper, you can save up to $10 if go there early.

Day 5 – A Tour To Moscow Manor Houses

Metro Station: Kolomenskoye, Tsaritsyno on Dark Green Line / Kuskovo on Purple Line

I love visiting the manor houses and palaces in Moscow. These opulent buildings were generally built to house Russian aristocratic families and monarchs. Houses tend to be rather grand affairs with impressive architecture. And, depending on the whims of the owners, some form of a landscaped garden.

During the early part of the 20th century though, many of Russia’s aristocratic families (including the family of the last emperor) ended up being killed or moving abroad . Their manor houses were nationalized. Some time later (after the fall of the USSR) these were open to the public. It means that today a great many of Moscow’s finest manor houses and palaces are open for touring.

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There are 20 manor houses scattered throughout the city and more than 25 in the area around. But not all of them easily accessible and exploring them often takes a lot of time. I’d recommend focusing on three most popular estates in Moscow that are some 30-minute metro ride away from Kremlin.

Sandwiched between the Moscow River and the Andropov Avenue, Kolomenskoye is a UNESCO site that became a public park in the 1920’s. Once a former royal estate, now it is one of the most tranquil parks in the city with gorgeous views. The Ascension Church, The White Column, and the grounds are a truly grand place to visit.

You could easily spend a full day here, exploring a traditional Russian village (that is, in fact, a market), picnicking by the river, enjoying the Eastern Orthodox church architecture, hiking the grounds as well as and wandering the park and gardens with wildflower meadows, apple orchards, and birch and maple groves. The estate museum showcases Russian nature at its finest year-round.

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If my travel itinerary for one week in Moscow was a family tree, Tsaritsyno Park would probably be the crazy uncle that no-one talks about. It’s a large park in the south of the city of mind-boggling proportions, unbelievable in so many ways, and yet most travelers have never heard of it.

The palace was supposed to be a summer home for Empress Catherine the Great. But since the construction didn’t meet with her approval the palace was abandoned. Since the early 1990’s the palace, the pond, and the grounds have been undergoing renovations. The entire complex is now looking brighter and more elaborately decorated than at possibly any other time during its history. Like most parks in Moscow, you can visit Tsaritsyno free of charge, but there is a small fee if you want to visit the palace.

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Last, but by no means least on my Moscow itinerary is Kuskovo Park . This is definitely an off-the-beaten-path place. While it is not easily accessible, you will be rewarded with a lack of crowds. This 18th-century summer country house of the Sheremetev family was one of the first summer country estates of the Russian nobility. And when you visit you’ll quickly realize why locals love this park.

Like many other estates, Kuskovo has just been renovated. So there are lovely French formal garden, a grotto, and the Dutch house to explore. Make sure to plan your itinerary well because the estate is some way from a metro station.

Day 6 – Explore the Golden Ring

Creating the Moscow itinerary may keep you busy for days with the seemingly endless amount of things to do. Visiting the so-called Golden Ring is like stepping back in time. Golden Ring is a “theme route” devised by promotion-minded journalist and writer Yuri Bychkov.

Having started in Moscow the route will take you through a number of historical cities. It now includes Suzdal, Vladimir, Kostroma, Yaroslavl and Sergiev Posad. All these awe-inspiring towns have their own smaller kremlins and feature dramatic churches with onion-shaped domes, tranquil residential areas, and other architectural landmarks.

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I only visited two out of eight cities included on the route. It is a no-brainer that Sergiev Posad is the nearest and the easiest city to see on a day trip from Moscow. That being said, you can explore its main attractions in just one day. Located some 70 km north-east of the Russian capital, this tiny and overlooked town is home to Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, UNESCO Site.

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Sergiev Posad is often described as being at the heart of Russian spiritual life. So it is uncommon to see the crowds of Russian pilgrims showing a deep reverence for their religion. If you’re traveling independently and using public transport, you can reach Sergiev Posad by bus (departs from VDNKh) or by suburban commuter train from Yaroslavskaya Railway Station (Bahnhof). It takes about one and a half hours to reach the town.

Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is a great place to get a glimpse of filling and warming Russian lunch, specifically at the “ Gostevaya Izba ” restaurant. Try the duck breast, hearty potato and vegetables, and the awesome Napoleon cake.

Day 7 – Gorky Park, Izmailovo Kremlin, Patriarch’s Ponds

Metro Station: Park Kultury or Oktyabrskaya on Circle Line / Partizanskaya on Dark Blue Line / Pushkinskaya on Dark Green Line

Gorky Park is in the heart of Moscow. It offers many different types of outdoor activities, such as dancing, cycling, skateboarding, walking, jogging, and anything else you can do in a park. Named after Maxim Gorky, this sprawling and lovely park is where locals go on a picnic, relax and enjoy free yoga classes. It’s a popular place to bike around, and there is a Muzeon Art Park not far from here. A dynamic location with a younger vibe. There is also a pier, so you can take a cruise along the river too.

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The Kremlin in Izmailovo is by no means like the one you can find near the Red Square. Originally built for decorative purposes, it now features the Vernissage flea market and a number of frequent fairs, exhibitions, and conferences. Every weekend, there’s a giant flea market in Izmailovo, where dozens of stalls sell Soviet propaganda crap, Russian nesting dolls, vinyl records, jewelry and just about any object you can imagine. Go early in the morning if you want to beat the crowds.

All the Bulgakov’s fans should pay a visit to Patriarch’s Ponds (yup, that is plural). With a lovely small city park and the only one (!) pond in the middle, the location is where the opening scene of Bulgakov’s novel Master and Margarita was set. The novel is centered around a visit by Devil to the atheistic Soviet Union is considered by many critics to be one of the best novels of the 20th century. I spent great two hours strolling the nearby streets and having lunch in the hipster cafe.

Conclusion and Recommendations

To conclude, Moscow is a safe city to visit. I have never had a problem with getting around and most locals are really friendly once they know you’re a foreigner. Moscow has undergone some serious reconstruction over the last few years. So you can expect some places to be completely different. I hope my one week Moscow itinerary was helpful! If you have less time, say 4 days or 5 days, I would cut out day 6 and day 7. You could save the Golden Ring for a separate trip entirely as there’s lots to see!

What are your thoughts on this one week Moscow itinerary? Are you excited about your first time in the city? Let me know in the comments below!

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24 comments.

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Ann Snook-Moreau

Moscow looks so beautiful and historic! Thanks for including public transit information for those of us who don’t like to rent cars.

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MindTheTravel

Yup, that is me 🙂 Rarely rent + stick to the metro = Full wallet!

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Mariella Blago

Looks like you had loads of fun! Well done. Also great value post for travel lovers.

Thanks, Mariella!

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I have always wanted to go to Russia, especially Moscow. These sights look absolutely beautiful to see and there is so much history there!

Agree! Moscow is a thousand-year-old city and there is definitely something for everyone.

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Tara Pittman

Those are amazing buildings. Looks like a place that would be amazing to visit.

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Adriana Lopez

Never been to Moscow or Russia but my family has. Many great spots and a lot of culture. Your itinerary sounds fantastic and covers a lot despite it is only a short period of time.

What was their favourite thing about Russia?

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Gladys Parker

I know very little about Moscow or Russia for the\at matter. I do know I would have to see the Red Square and all of its exquisite architectural masterpieces. Also the CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR. Thanks for shedding some light on visiting Moscow.

Thanks for swinging by! The Red Square is a great starting point, but there way too many places and things to discover aside from it!

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Ruthy @ Percolate Kitchen

You are making me so jealous!! I’ve always wanted to see Russia.

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Moscow is in my bucket list, I don’t know when I can visit there, your post is really useful. As a culture rich place we need to spend at least week.

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DANA GUTKOWSKI

Looks like you had a great trip! Thanks for all the great info! I’ve never been in to Russia, but this post makes me wanna go now!

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Wow this is amazing! Moscow is on my bucket list – such an amazing place to visit I can imagine! I can’t wait to go there one day!

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The building on the second picture looks familiar. I keep seeing that on TV.

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Reesa Lewandowski

What beautiful moments! I always wish I had the personality to travel more like this!

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Perfect itinerary for spending a week in Moscow! So many places to visit and it looks like you had a wonderful time. I would love to climb that tower. The views I am sure must have been amazing!

I was lucky enough to see the skyline of Moscow from this TV Tower and it is definitely mind-blowing.

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Chelsea Pearl

Moscow is definitely up there on my travel bucket list. So much history and iconic architecture!

Thumbs up! 🙂

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Blair Villanueva

OMG I dream to visit Moscow someday! Hope the visa processing would be okay (and become more affordable) so I could pursue my dream trip!

Yup, visa processing is the major downside! Agree! Time and the money consuming process…

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If you are travelling on behalf of Lund University, you are covered by Kammarkollegiet’s business travel insurance. You must take the Swedish State Business Travel Insurance Certificate with you as proof of your insurance coverage. On the back of the certificate, there is information about whom to contact if something goes wrong during the trip.

Extra cover is available through the Diners Club TAC travel insurance policy, provided that you book your trip through the University’s procured travel agency. If you are abroad for an extended period, different rules apply. 

If you are not covered by the business travel insurance policy, a special travel insurance policy can be taken out instead. 

When going abroad on a business trip representing the University you need to acquire, among other things:

  • Kammarkollegiet’s business travel insurance certificate
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  • visa, if required
  • insurance certificate for application for a visa (e.g. USA and Russia)
  • for business trips within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, you must bring the European health insurance card.  Order the EU card through the Social Insurance Agency’s website
  • to register on the list of Swedish citizens abroad, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website (only in Swedish)

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The business travel insurance policy is a group policy, which means that employees are covered for all domestic and international trips made representing the University. Non-employees can also be covered by the policy if they are travelling on behalf of the University. Important information about the insurance policy:

  • The policy applies throughout the business trip and corresponds to ordinary travel insurance. 
  • The policy applies worldwide, including in regions where the Ministry for Foreign Affairs advises against travel. 
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Filing a claim through Kammarkollegiet’s business travel insurance

If something goes wrong during your business trip, you are to report it to Kammarkollegiet through a form. You must enclose any receipts on your expenses and certificates related to the event. The report must be signed by you and your line manager before sending it to Kammarkollegiet, 651 80 Karlstad.

Filing a claim through Kammarkollegiet’s business and travel insurance  

If you are not covered by the business travel insurance, a special travel insurance policy can be taken out instead. Kammarkollegiet’s travel insurance may be suitable for accompanying family members, for example.

Read more about Kammarkollegiet’s travel insurance termms 2023

Filing a claim through Kammarkollegiet’s travel insurance

If something goes wrong during your trip, you are to report it to Kammarkollegiet through a form. You must enclose any receipts on your expenses and certificates related to the event.

Lund University employees who will be working abroad for an extended period are to have a special international contract (URA).

A contract for international secondment must then be drawn up and special insurance called URA insurance taken out. URA insurance covers only staff members on international secondment where a URA contract is in place. It is also possible to take out supplementary property insurance.

Contact your manager or nearest human resources officer to find out more about the rules that apply when you are abroad for a long period.

  • Read more about being stationed abroad on the website of the Swedish Agency for Government Employers (in Swedish)
  • Read more about the URA insurance terms and the supplementary property insurance through Kammarkollegiet’s website

Filing a claim when stationed abroad (URA)

If you have an international contract (URA) you are to submit the insurance claim and any receipts, along with a copy of the insurance confirmation to your manager. Both you and your manager must sign the claim, after which your manager is to submit the claim report to Kammarkollegiet.

Filing a claim: URA – Insurance for staff stationed abroad

Supplemental travel insurance from Diners Club TAC available through Moderna försäkringar insurance company provides additional coverage for all trips booked through the University’s procured travel agency and thereby paid with an SEB travel expense account.

Travel expense reports for both domestic and international travel, with associated expenses, must always be filed immediately after completing your trip, and within a year at most. It is not possible to register receipts in Primula dated more than one year prior. This also applies to private expenses not linked to any trip.

Read more about the supplementary insurance from Diners Club

The insurance covers: 

  • cancellation 
  • delays 
  • accidents 
  • excess elimination

Unless otherwise stated, reimbursements are paid on presentation of receipts. Taxes and fees are not included in the insurance. 

Insurance terms

Read more about the insurance terms on Moderna försäkringar’s website  

Filing a claim

You start the report by clicking Report damage. Mark I have a travel account and enter Lund University in the company name field.

Read more about how to file a claim on Moderna försäkringar’s website  

If you cannot find what you are looking for on this webpage, you can ask the HR Division a question via the case management system, which is reached via the page Find the right HR information and support on the HR website . 

Contact your line manager or the HR officer at your organisational unit if you have any questions concerning employment or your organisational unit’s procedures for HR/staff matters.

Related information

Contact Falck Global Assistance if you are in an emergency situation and need rapid assistance when you are abroad. 

Telephone: +46 8 587 717 49 Fax: +46 8 505 939 13

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City guide: Moscow

City guide , Destinations

20 March 2016

Discover Moscow, an opulent, cosmopolitan city that could easily borrow New York’s nickname as the city that never sleeps.

Moscow is an opulent, cosmopolitan city that could easily borrow New York’s nickname as the city that never sleeps. The rush of people is relentless. And whether you’re in search of a glitzy nightclub, Michelin-starred restaurant or modest drinking hole, you won’t have to look far. Moscow’s storied history is on full display—from extravagant subways that hark back to the Soviet era to the famed Red Square that dominates the city center.

As the capital of Russia, Moscow is the political, economic and cultural hub of the country. It’s home to the country’s largest banks and company headquarters. Primary industries include energy production, software development and textile manufacturing.

Getting to and from the airport

Three major airports serve Moscow.   Sheremetyevo International  is 18 miles northwest of the city center, Domodedovo is 26 miles south of the city center and Vnukovo International  is 17 miles southwest of the city center. If you’re driving at night, taxis from each airport to the city center take about 45 minutes, but that can double in heavy traffic. All three airports are served by Aeroexpress trains that connect to centrally located metro stations. Travel time is 35-45 minutes, depending on the airport. A one-way fare is 470 rubles (US$6 using the exchange rate US$1 = 77.52 RUB).

Getting around Moscow

The metro can be confusing because there are few English signs, but with some planning it’s possible to navigate. And many of the stations are works of art, so it’s worth taking the metro just to have a look. It’s open from 5:20 a.m. to 1 a.m. A single fare is 28 RUB (US$0.36).

You can hail cabs on the street or have your hotel call one for you. There are no meters, so you’ll have to negotiate the price of a fare. If you’re traveling within central Moscow, you shouldn’t pay more than 200 RUB (US$2.57).

Where to stay

If you’re looking for luxury and upscale hotel options, try the St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya (Street Nikolskaya 12, Moscow 109012; Ph: 7-495-967-7776), Radisson Blu Belorusskaya Hotel Moscow (26a 3rd Street of Jamskogo Polja, Moscow 125124; Ph: 7-495-660-4900), Doubletree by Hilton Moscow Marina (Bld. 1, 39 Leningradskoe Shosse, Moscow 12521; Ph: 7-495-212-2020) or Marriott Moscow Grand (26/1 Tverskaya St., Moscow 125009; Ph: 7-495-937-0000). Midscale and economy options include Hampton by Hilton Moscow Strogino (20 Kulakova St. Moscow 123592; Ph: 7-499-745-0600) and Ibis Moscow Dynamo (Leningradsky Prospect 37, Moscow 125167; Ph: 7-495-139-0304).

Things to see and do

Visitors must experience the weight of history you feel in Red Square, one of Russia’s most famous landmarks. Cobblestones pave the way to the Kremlin, Lenin’s Tomb, St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Russian State Historical Museum. Plus, the official residence of the Russian president sits on Red Square. You can enter the square free of charge, but to get a sense of the historical significance, consider joining a walking tour. Some private tour operators offer pick-up and drop-off services at hotels. Be sure to experience the square in the evening when it’s lit up against the night sky. It’s a spectacular scene.

Bordering the southern end of Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral looks like it’s straight out of the pages of a fairy tale. Built on the orders of Ivan the Terrible in 1555, the cathedral commemorates the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan from the final battle of the Russo-Kazan Wars. It’s built from brick and has nine separate chapels, each capped with a uniquely shaped and colored dome. It’s open for tours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Tuesday; admission is 250 RUB (US$3.22).

The Tretyakov Gallery holds a vast collection of Russian art that spans thousands of years. It was founded by Russian merchant Paval Tretyakov, who donated his art collection to the city of Moscow in 1892. The gallery now houses more than 130,000 works. It’s open Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is 400 RUB (US$5.15).

Enjoy the great outdoors with a visit to the Aptekarskiy Ogorod Botanical Garden . The garden was founded by Peter the Great in 1706 for the purpose of growing medicinal plants. In the Shadow Garden you’ll find over 150 species of shade-tolerant flowers, as well as collections of ferns and peonies. And the Palm House contains trees over 200 years old. The garden is open daily from 10 a.m.; closing time depends on the time of year. Admission is 100 RUB (US$1.29).

An evening at the Bolshoi Theatre is captivating. It’s the second-biggest opera house in Europe and a grand example of Russian classical architecture. The majestic, six-tier auditorium is awe-inspiring. A range of Russian and foreign ballets and operas grace the stage each year. You’ll find the schedule on the Bolshoi’s website .

Where to eat

To get a sense of what Russia looked like in the 19 th century, drop by Café Pushkin and soak up the pre-revolution atmosphere in a building designed to look like a Russian aristocrat’s home in 1825. The service at this five-star restaurant is impeccable—guests are treated like royalty. Be sure to order the blinchiki —a popular dish of Russian pancakes and black caviar. There’s normally a line out the door, so book ahead of time. Find it at 26A Tverskoy Blvd.; Ph: 7-495-739-0033.

The dishes at Buono display a mastery of Italian cuisine that’s unsurpassed, and you can’t beat the restaurant’s view of Moscow from the 29 th and 30 th floors of a skyscraper. People clamor for a table by the window. Find it at 2/1 Kutuzovsky Ave., Building 1 (Hotel Radisson Royal); Ph 7-495-229-8308.

Galereya (Gallery Café) is located in a 19 th century mansion, and the décor alone is a reason to pay a visit to the restaurant. Rotating works from local artists line the walls. The chef adds a contemporary flair to traditional cuisine. Find it at 27 Petrovka St.; Ph: 7-495-937-4504.

Varvary was made famous by founding chef Anatoly Komm’s application of “molecular gastronomy” to traditional Russian cuisine. The restaurant made the list of San Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2011, so expect to be wowed. The nine-course tasting menu is perfection. Find it at 8a, Strastnoi Blvd., Ph: 7-495-229-2800.

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