Russia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 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 17.02.2021
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, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Greece, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Maldives, Qatar, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam if arriving from their country of nationality;
– residents of Armenia, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Greece, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (Rep.), Maldives, Qatar, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Vietnam if arriving from their country of residency;
– nationals and residents of Azerbaijan if arriving from Azerbaijan (not traveling on flights SU1853 and SU1855);
– nationals and residents of Belarus if arriving from Belarus (not traveling on flights FV/SU6496);
– nationals and residents of Kyrgyzstan if arriving from Kyrgyzstan (not traveling on flights SU1881, SU1883, SU1887, SU1895, SU1897 and SU1899).
– Until 1 March 2021:
– nationals of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan if arriving from Armenia. They must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. The certificate must have a green QR code obtained in the app ’Traveling without COVID-19’.
– nationals of Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan if arriving from Belarus. They must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. The certificate must have a green QR code obtained in the app ’Traveling without COVID-19’.
2. Suspension of e-visa issuance.
3. Passengers entering or transiting the Russian Fed. must have a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. The medical certificate must be issued in Russian or in English. A notarized translation to Russian is accepted.
– This does not apply to nationals of the Russian Fed.
4. Flights from the United Kingdom to the Russian Fed. are suspended until 16 March 2021.
5. Passengers arriving from the United Kingdom are subject to self-isolation for 14 days.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

The Government of the Russian Federation banned the entry of foreign nationals with a few exceptions.

The ban does not apply to: airplane crew members, permanent residents of the Russian Federation who hold a valid residence permit, or transit passengers. In addition, the Russian government allows entry of foreigners for medical treatment or in order to care for relatives in Russia.

Russia has extended a ban on flights to and from Britain until March 16 due to the new coronavirus variant detected in the UK, Russia’s coronavirus taskforce said on Monday.

 

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