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Russia coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Reconsider your need to travel to Russia. Russia is Moderate restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Russia. Russia is part of Europe with main city at Moscow. Its Developed country with a population of 147M people. The main currency is Russian Ruble. The languages spoken are Russian.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Russia

Moderate restrictions

for travel
International travel to Russia is permitted for foreign nationals departing from their country of residence. It may be necessary to provide proof of citizenship and residency to ensure entry is permitted.

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Russian citizens who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from testing requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure and not more than 12 months. Full details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on arrival. The certificate must be in English or Russian.
This does not apply to Russian citizens, who must take a PCR test within 72 hours of arrival and self-quarantine until a negative result is confirmed. Russian citizens who can provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19, within 180 days of departure, are exempt from testing requirements. Full details can be found at

Other medical measures

Arrivals are subject to further health checks on arrival. If a high temperature is recorded, a PCR test will be conducted and self-isolation is required until a negative result is returned.

Additional documents required

An application form must be completed before arrival.
Foreign travelers must also provide proof of medical insurance that covers the costs related to possible COVID-19 infection. Further information can be found at Additionally, those not eligible for visa-free travel must provide proof of accommodation on arrival. - Application form
For more details Federal Agency for Tourism, Russia

Government measures

The federal government has delegated responsibility for the gradual relaxation of restrictions to the regional authorities. Proof of a recent negative PCR test, recovery, or vaccination with QR codes may be required to enter some establishments. Foreigners who have proof of full vaccination using a Russian vaccine may not be required to present a QR code. More restrictive guidance is in effect for high-risk regions. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of masks

Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation. Face mask rules may vary by region.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual. Some regions require passengers to wear protective gloves in addition to face masks.


Restaurants must remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.


Bars must remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.


Nightclubs must remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.


Essential shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Restrictions for non-essential shops may vary by region.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in selected countries are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a PCR test to be administered on or before day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at

Quarantine required

Unvaccinated travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-quarantine early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for a further 10 days.
Further details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at

Testing on arrival

Unvaccinated travelers are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during the self-quarantine, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'. This booked test must be a PCR test and administered after arrival, on or before day 2. Self-isolation is required until a negative test result is confirmed.
Proof of booking is a mandatory requirement for travelers, regardless of the duration of their stay, but the tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in the United Kingdom on the test dates.
Tests can be booked directly at or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at

Travel restriction details for Russia

🚫 Destination No quarantine
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Russia

It is necessary to wear a face mask in shops, on public transport and in other crowded places.
Entertainments in Moscow are limited β€” they can be attended by no more than a 500 people at a time. Dance floors, fan zones, and other venues having no seats are able to enter for those who have been immunized against coronavirus. Namely, those who have been vaccinated, who have had COVID-19 within the last six months, who have a negative PCR test that is valid for three days. To confirm protection against coronavirus, one needs to download or print a special QR-code.
The elderly are advised to refrain from travels, stay at home or in the country.
It is recommended to switch to remote work for as many workers as possible who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least 30 percent of the staff). This is especially true of Muscovites over 65 and people with chronic diseases who have not yet been vaccinated.

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Russia

Reconsider your need to travel

Entry into Russia, including through land borders, is restricted for most foreign travellers. Residents, close family members of Russian citizens, members of diplomatic missions, essential workers and some other categories of travellers may be allowed to enter. COVID-19 cases continue to rise, reaching record levels. Lockdowns and other measures have been reintroduced throughout Russia. (See 'Travel'.) We now advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Russia overall due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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