Russia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR results required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Self-isolation required if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: No
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 19.04.2021
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 Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Qatar, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and Vietnam if arriving on a direct flight from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Qatar, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Venezuela or Vietnam;
– residents of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Qatar, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and Vietnam if arriving on a direct flight from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Qatar, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Venezuela or Vietnam;
– 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. Suspension of e-visa issuance.
3. Passengers entering or transiting the Russian Fed. must have a printed negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours 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.;
– nationals of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan arriving on a direct flight from Armenia, Belarus or Kyrgyzstan.
4. Nationals of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan arriving on a direct flight from Armenia, Belarus or Kyrgyzstan must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must have a green QR code obtained in the app ’Traveling without COVID-19’.
5. Until 1 June 2021, flights from Tanzania and United Kingdom to the Russian Fed. are suspended.
6. Passengers arriving from the United Kingdom are subject to self-isolation for 14 days.
7. A completed “Application Form” must be presented upon arrival. The form can be obtained at https://www.rospotrebnadzor.ru/upload/авиаАнкета%20RUS.docx.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

The suspension of flights between the UK and Russia is extended until 1 June 2021.

Restrictions on some international flights have been lifted, check with your airline for the latest measures in place. A negative COVID-19 test certificate dated less than 72 hours before travel is required. Self-isolation is required if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19. If you test positive for COVID-19, you must continue to self-isolate until you have recovered and produce a negative PCR test result.
 

Lockdown Details

Businesses, transportation, and government institutions are largely operating as normal; most restrictions to slow the spread of the virus have been revoked. As a result, products and services are widely available as before the start of the pandemic. Grocery stores are well stocked and operating normal hours. Some jurisdictions place limitations on large gatherings and mass events.

On October 28th, the government of the Russian Federation reinstated a requirement to wear masks in crowded public areas, including public transportation, taxis, parking lots, and elevators. This order applies to the entire country.
 

Sources

https://ru.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
Data Source: covidcontrols.co