Coronavirus (COVID19) travel Information

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When planning your trip, it is essential to inform the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Below is the latest information regarding the current situation.

Border closing

Russia closed its borders for foreign visitors from 18.03.2020 till further notice. Here are the few exceptions: foreigners studying in Russia; diplomatic workers and members of their families; relatives of a deceased person, provided that they have documents confirming their relations; transit passengers; foreigners seeking medical treatment; international ship, cargo, train, sea crew members performing their work duties; specialists who carry out adjustment and maintenance of imported equipment; holders of special visas, issued to visit the funeral of a person, permanently residing in Russia; Russian citizens and permanent residents.

Border opening

Russia's borders are open for the citizens of certain countries with which Russia has resumed regular air travel.

The international flight connection reopened between Russia and several counties from the particular list approved by the government. Today the list of such countries includes 50 countries:

  • the USA
  • Bulgaria
  • Belgium
  • Italy
  • Cyprus
  • Ireland
  • Jordan
  • India
  • Finland
  • Turkey 
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Hungary
  • Croatia
  • Livan
  • Luxemburg
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • South Korea
  • UAE
  • Qatar
  • Japan
  • Greece
  • Singapore
  • Vietnam
  • Sri Lanka
  • Venezuela
  • Cuba
  • Serbia
  • the UK
  • Tanzania (temporarily no air connection)
  • Egypt
  • Maldives
  • Belarus
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaidzhan
  • Siria
  • Tadzhikistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Ethiopia
  • Seychelles
  • Iceland
  • Malta
  • Portugal
  • Mexic
  • Saudi Arabia
  • North Macedonia

Citizens of the foreign states, according to the list, can visit Russia if they enter the Russian Federation from the country of their citizenship through air checkpoints across the state border of the Russian Federation.

Special requirements

On the departure to Russia, travelers must show a negative result for a COVID test conducted within 72 hours before arrival English or Russian). Russian citizens arriving without a test result must submit to this test within 72 hours of arrival. Foreign citizens will not be accepted onboard without this test.

There is no quarantine upon arrival.

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