Travelling to Russia during COVID-19 pandemic

Rules of entry for passengers arriving in the Russian Federation and/or traveling in transit. 

  1. The requirements for the citizens of the Russian Federation
  • to check-in and board the flight you need to present a printed medical document (certificate) in Russian or English of negative COVID-19 test result (only PCR tests accepted), obtained no later than 48 hours before departure. In case of omitted submission of a medical document in Russian or English you are allowed to present it on the official language of the country of departure, with a notarized translation into Russian language.
  • Citizens of the Russian Federation must fill in the form "Registration of arrivals to the Russian Federation" on the Unified Portal of State and Municipal Services in electronic form before departure to the Russian Federation (when purchasing a ticket, but not later than check-in for the flight)  in electronic form in the section "Registration of Arrivals to the Russian Federation". After following the necessary data in the form a special QR code is sent to the passenger's email address. The code must be presented to the Rospotrebnadzor counter when passing the sanitary and quarantine control at the arrival airport.
  • Within three calendar days from the date of arrival on the territory of Russia, a citizen of the Russian Federation must pass a test for COVID-19. According to the results of the test, you should fill out the form "Providing information about the results of the test for a new coronavirus infection for those arriving in the territory of the Russian Federation". Before receiving the results of a laboratory test for COVID-19 by PCR, it is necessary to observe the isolation regime at the place of residence.

2. The requirements for foreign citizens

-  to check-in and board the flight you need to present a printed medical document (certificate) in Russian or English of negative COVID-19 test result (only PCR tests accepted), obtained no later than 48 hours before departure. In case of omitted submission of a medical document in Russian or English you are allowed to present it on the official language of the country of departure, with a notarized translation into Russian language.

- Before arriving on the territory of the Russian Federation, on board the aircraft, foreign citizens must fill in the form (download here) of arriving on the territory of the Russian Federation in English or Russian (it will be provided on board the aircraft, you can also pre-print and fill in). In the form, it is mandatory to fill in the boxes indicating the address of the location on the territory of the Russian Federation.

- Foreign citizens arriving for the purpose of carrying out work activities must comply with the requirements for isolation for a period of 14 calendar days from the date of arrival on the territory of the Russian Federation.

3. Passengers arriving from the UK in transit through another country must comply with the isolation requirements for a period of 14 calendar days from the date of arrival on the territory of the Russian Federation.

 

Where can I test for COVID-19 when travelling from Russia?

"Arhimed" clinic

https://www.arhimedlab.com

"Gemotest" Laboratory

https://gemotest.ru

AO "Medicina"

https://gemotest.ru

"DNKOM" Laboratory

https://dnkom.ru