Russian Federation

Borders are open with restrictions.

Flights from Morocco and Tanzania are suspended.

Passengers arriving from or who in the past 10 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Hong Kong (SAR China), Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania or Zimbabwe, as well as citizens and residents of these countries, are not allowed to enter.

This does not apply to nationals of the Russian Fed.

These passengers are allowed to enter:

  • citizens of the Russian Federation and members of their families;
  • permanent residents of the Russian Federation;
  • British citizens and citizens and residents of Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mongolia, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China (People’s Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Rep., Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Oman, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia,  Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and Viet Nam if arriving on a direct flight from or transiting through any of these countries;
  • students with a written approval issued by their university. The university must have submitted the approval to the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation;
  • until 31 December 2023, passengers with an invitation letter issued by the Arctic Council Russia’s Chairmanship Secretary;
  • more exemptions can be found here.

Citizens of the Russian Fed. arriving from Botswana, China (People’s Rep.), Eswatini, Hong Kong (SAR China), Israel, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, United Kingdom or Zimbabwe are subject to a COVID-19 antigen test upon arrival.

 

Passengers arriving from China (People’s Rep.), Israel or United Kingdom are subject to a COVID-19 antigen test upon arrival.

This does not apply to citizens of the Russian Fed.

 

People arriving from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken not more than 48 hours before arrival. The test result  must have a green QR code obtained in the app ‘Traveling without COVID-19’.

This doesn’t apply to citizens of the Russian Federation.

 

People entering or transiting the Russia must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result in Russian or English (a notarized translation to Russian is accepted) of a test taken not more than 48 hours before arrival.

Rospotrebnadzor employees will selectively test foreigners and stateless persons for coronavirus at airports.

This doesn’t apply to citizens of the Russian Federation.

Russian citizens who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 within the last 12 months or have had a COVID-19 disease in the last six months, don’t have to undergo a laboratory test for COVID-19 by PCR. Information about the disease or vaccination should be posted on the portal Gosuslugi.

Citizens of the Russian Federation who are not vaccinated must, within three calendar days from the date of arrival in the territory of the Russian Federation, undergo a single laboratory test for COVID-19 using the PCR method. Prior to receiving the results of laboratory tests on COVID-19 using the PCR method, observe the isolation regime at the place of residence.

Arriving people must present a completed “Application Form”

Issuance of e-visa is suspended.

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