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Russia: COVID-19 Travel Bans & Travel Restrictions

Updated on 11:01, Jul 30, 2021 UTC+8
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Entry into RussiaEntry prohibited
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals are prohibited from entering Russia and land border checkpoints are closed to passenger transport with the exception of limited rail links to Belarus. This policy does not apply to persons arriving by air from Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, North Macedonia, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, or to certain categories of foreign nationals arriving via land, rail, or sea transport. Further exemptions exist for persons traveling on charter flights from Albania, lawful residents, diplomats, airplane crew members, persons seeking to conduct investment-related negotiations in Russia, and for persons traveling for urgent business or medical reasons. 

Travelers seeking to enter Russia must present documentation issued in either English or Russian showing a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure using a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. Travelers arriving from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, or Kyrgyzstan should install the "Travel without COVID-19" (Путешествую без COVID-19) mobile application and upload their test results into the app. Travelers from those locations will need to present a QR-code displayed on the app upon arrival in Russia. All persons, regardless of purpose, must carry proof of medical insurance valid for use in Russia for the entire duration of their intended stay and are subject to additional testing for COVID-19 upon arrival in Russia. The minimum coverage amount should be US$35,000. All travelers arriving from India must undergo additional testing upon arrival and self-isolate while awaiting their test results. Persons traveling to Russia for purposes of employment must undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival. Russian nationals returning from abroad are required to submit an online registration from, undergo a PCR test within 72 hours of arrival in Russia, and self-isolate while awaiting their test results. This policy does not apply to persons who carry electronic proof they have completed a full vaccination regimen using a COVID-19 vaccine recognized by Russian authorities or to persons who carry proof they have fully recovered from a previous COVID-19 infection no more than 6 months prior to their scheduled arrival in Russia. Registration forms are available at the following URL: https://www.gosuslugi.ru/394604/1
Returning to United StatesPartially restricted
COVID-19 Testing
All travelers must have proof of a negative nucleic acid test result for COVID-19 or antigen test result issued no more than 72 hours prior to departure, or must provide "documentation of recovery."
Quarantine
All travelers are encouraged to self-isolate for 7 days and to undergo testing for COVID-19.
Detailed Regulations
Foreign nationals who have visited any of the following countries or regions within 14 days of their arrival in the United States are prohibited from entering: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mainland China, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican City, and the United Kingdom. This policy provides limited exemptions for persons providing vital support for critical infrastructure, journalists, students, and certain academics covered by exchange visitor programs.

All persons traveling to the United States (including US nationals) must present proof of a negative result for COVID-19 issued no more than 3 days to departure using a nucleic acid or antigen test. Alternatively, persons who, at any point within 90 days of their scheduled departure for the United States, tested positive for COVID-19 may present "documentation of recovery" for travel to the United States. This must include proof of the positive test result along with a certificate from a recognized healthcare provider attesting that the traveler is not currently exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is and cleared for travel. All travelers must additionally sign a form attesting that the information provided to airline staff is truthful and accurate to the best of the traveler's knowledge. Persons lacking such proof are prohibited from boarding flights bound for the United States. More information including post-travel recommendations is available via the following URL: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

The United States government has mostly suspended the issuing of new visas and all US land border checkpoints with Canada and Mexico are closed to non-essential traffic. Additional restrictions are in place for persons holding special category visas including H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visas. All travelers are encouraged to contact their local US embassy or consulate prior to finalizing travel arrangements. When arriving into or traveling within the United States, all persons must wear masks covering their mouth and nose while aboard any conveyance or at any transportation hub. Be advised, various state and local authorities in the United States have implemented additional policies and restrictions for persons arriving into their jurisdictions.
FAQ
How often are COVID-19 travel restrictions updated?
Do I have to quarantine when I travel abroad?
What are current COVID-19 travel restrictions?
Can I travel anywhere that does not have COVID-19 travel restrictions?
Am I allowed to travel if I previously had COVID-19?
What policies have airlines put in place in response to COVID-19?
How do I check current COVID-19 travel restrictions?
How can I be sure the information I find here is accurate?
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