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13 august / 2020

Requirements and guidelines for passengers arriving to Russia on international flights

For the purpose of ensuring state security, protecting public health and non-proliferation of a new coronavirus infection entry to the territory of the Russian Federation has been restricted until further notice

Starting from August 1, 2020, Russia resumes international flights with Turkey, Tanzania and the United Kingdom. From August 15 - with Switzerland. Visas of all categories shall be issued only to citizens of these countries by Russian consulates in Turkey, Tanzania, the United Kingdom and Switzerland as well as to permanent residents there. Citizens or permanent residents of the abovementioned countries are allowed to board the aircraft to Russia only if they have valid Russian visa and comply with other entry requirements. 

Those foreign citizens who are allowed to travel to Russia, including transit passengers, are required to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR-test result to check in the flight. Passengers must be tested within 72 hours of the flight departure. They will also be required to complete a special form during the flight (please note that Aeroflot only accepts results from PCR-method COVID-19 tests. No other test results, including antibody tests, will be accepted). You may find and download the form here - https://is.gd/p7bys4.

Russian citizens arriving in Russia on regular or charter flights, will be required to complete a form on the public services website (www.gosuslugi.ru) and then upload COVID-19 PCR-test results within three days of arrival. Passengers will also be required to complete a special form during the flight. In case of deterioration in health within 14 days upon arrival in Russia you should seek for a medical help without visiting a medical facility.