18 мая

Requirements and guidelines for passengers arriving to Russia on international flights

According to the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation №635-R of March 16, 2020 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 is restricted until further notice. 

· Visas of all categories shall be issued only to citizens of the countries from which the international flights to Russia are resumed, as well as to persons who have a residence permit or any other document proving the right of permanent residence. The issuance of tourist visas, including visas in the form of an electronic document, has also been temporarily suspended.

· Tour operators operating in the field of international inbound tourism, in the current situation, are able to postpone the dates of travel of foreign tourists with their consent.

· Russian citizens arriving in Russia on regular or charter flights will be required to complete a form on the public services website and then upload COVID-19 PCR-test results twice – within three and five days of arrival (the second test must be made after 24 hours after the first one). Passengers will also be required to complete a special form during the flight.

· Foreign citizens planning to fly into Russia, including transit passengers, are required to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR-test result in order to check in and board 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.)

· In Moscow, express PCR COVID-19 tests are available in Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo airports as well as in a number of state and private clinics.