Russia

Border Entry ⚠️ - Restrictions ⚠️
  • Entry Requirements

    • 🏠 Quarantine - ⚠️ Depends, self-isolation required if you develop any symptoms of covid-19

    • πŸ“‹ Test - πŸ”… Negative PCR results required for all countries.

    • 😷 Masks - πŸ”… Masks are required in public transport, Masks are required in enclosed public places

  • Internal Restrictions

    • 🎊 Events - ⚠️ Events of more than 5000 banned.

    • πŸ” Attractions - 🚫 Open

    • 🚎 Transportation - ⚠️ Operational with restrictions

    • πŸ›’ Shopping - βœ… Open

    • πŸ” Restaurants - ⚠️ Open with restrictions

Internal Restrictions

It is necessary to wear a face mask in shops, on public transport and in other crowded places. Entertainments in Moscow are limited β€” they can be attended by no more than a 500 people at a time. Dance floors, fan zones, and other venues having no seats are able to enter for those who have been immunized against coronavirus. Namely, those who have been vaccinated, who have had COVID-19 within the last six months, who have a negative PCR test that is valid for three days. To confirm protection against coronavirus, one needs to download or print a special QR-code. The elderly are advised to refrain from travels, stay at home or in the country. It is recommended to switch to remote work for as many workers as possible who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least 30 percent of the staff). This is especially true of Muscovites over 65 and people with chronic diseases who have not yet been vaccinated.

Internal Restrictions: March 30, 2020 - PRESENT

Entry Requirements

Russia has restricted the entry of many foreign nationals. There are exemptions such as for members of diplomatic missions, certain work-travelers who qualify as highly qualified specialists, for medical treatment, for students (with written approval from their universities and submitted to the Federal Security Service by the university) returning to Russia for their studies, and for caring for close family members as well. Citizens (or residents) of Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Cuba, Czechia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, North Macedonia, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom, UAE, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, and Vietnam are allowed to enter if arriving on a direct flight from these countries. Citizens of Armenia, Belarus, Kazachstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan may also arrive on a direct flight from Armenia, Belarus, Kazachstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. They must have a negative PCR COVID-19 test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival with a green QR code in the app "Traveling Without COVID-19." Travelers (other than Russian citizens) have to present a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 3 days before arrival. The certificate can be in Russian or in English, and a notarized translation to Russian is acceptable. This includes travelers transiting as well. Russian citizens and residents returning from abroad will be required to self-isolate until they test negative. Those vaccinated or with a recent certificate of recovery are exempt. Those arriving to Russia for permanent work purposes, including Highly Qualified Specialist (HQS) visa holders, and travelers from the UK have to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. Be aware that individual regions are allowed to set their own additional rules regarding quarantine for travelers.

Border Restrictions: April 18, 2020 - PRESENT

Entry Regulations

Published 02.09.2021 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter. - This does not apply to: - nationals of the Russian Fed. and their family members; - permanent residents of the Russian Fed.; - British nationals and nationals of Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Dominican Rep., Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, USA, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela or Viet Nam if arriving on a direct flight from or transiting through any of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Dominican Rep., Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, USA, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela or Viet Nam; - residents of Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Dominican Rep., Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, USA, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Venezuela or Viet Nam if arriving on a direct flight from or transiting through any of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Dominican Rep., Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Morocco, North Macedonia (Rep.), Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, USA, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Venezuela or Viet Nam - students with a written approval issued by their university. The approval must have been submitted to the Federal Security Service of the Russian Fed. by the university. 2. Passengers entering or transiting the Russian Fed. must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 3 days before arrival. The test result must be in English or Russian. A notarized translation to Russian is accepted. - This does not apply to: - nationals of the Russian Fed.; - passengers arriving from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. 3. Passengers arriving from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 3 days before arrival. The test result must have a green QR code obtained in the app 'Traveling without COVID-19'. - This does not apply to nationals of the Russian Fed. 4. Flights from Tanzania to the Russian Fed. are suspended. 5. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation for 14 days. 6. Passengers must complete an "Application Form" and present it upon arrival. The form can be obtained at https://www.rospotrebnadzor.ru/upload/авиаАнкСта%20RUS.docx 7. Suspension of e-visa issuance.

Last Update: August 30, 2021

Latest Changes

June 23
  • ⚠️ From June 28, all Moscow cafes and restaurants will only serve customers who have been vaccinated. Reuters

June 18
  • βœ… Russian flights to Cyprus will resume on June 28. CyprusMail

  • ⚠️ Authorities in Saint Petersburg have tightened restrictions to curb infections. InsideWorldFootball

June 12
  • ⚠️ Moscow: Bars and restaurants will be required to stop serving customers at 11 p.m., food courts in shopping malls will be closed. TheNewYorkTimes

April 12
  • ⚠️ Russia has announced that it is to restrict flights to and from Turkey from April 15 to June 1. bneIntelliNews

  • ⚠️ Russia will restrict flights to and from Turkey from April 15 to June 1. Reuters

April 01
  • βœ… Resumed flights to Germany, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Syria, Sri Lanka, and more on April 1 (full list inside). TASS