Requirements and guidelines for passengers arriving in 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.
The Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation № 1915-R of July 24, 2020 amended the decree № 635-R of March 16, 2020. Starting from August 1, 2020, Russia has resumed international flights with Turkey, Tanzania and the United Kingdom.
- Visas of all categories shall be issued only to citizens, as well as to persons who have a residence permit or any other document proving the right of permanent residence in Turkey, Tanzania or the United Kingdom.
- 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 (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.
- 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.
- We kindly remind you that passengers are required to board the plane wearing facemasks and gloves and must wear them for the duration of the flight.