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Categories of persons allowed to enter the Russian Federation


By order of the Government of the Russian Federation of March 16, 2020 No. 635-r, entry into the territory of the Russian Federation is allowed for persons of the following categories.


- accredited or appointed employees of diplomatic missions and consular offices of foreign states in the Russian Federation, international organizations and their representations, other official missions of foreign states located on the territory of the Russian Federation, officials of the Standing Committee of the Union State, as well as family members of these persons, freight drivers vehicles of international road traffic, crews of air, sea and river vessels, train and locomotive crews of international railway traffic, personnel determined by international agreements of the Russian Federation in the field of railway transport, employees of Intergovernmental Courier Communications, members of official delegations entering the Russian Federation, subject to presentation by the indicated persons of valid documents proving their identity and recognized by the Russian Federation in this capacity, and visas or in a visa-free the procedure in the cases provided for by international treaties of the Russian Federation;

- persons who have diplomatic, service or ordinary private visas issued in connection with the death of a close relative, as well as ordinary private visas issued by the decision of the Russian Foreign Ministry;

- citizens of states with which the Russian Federation has international treaties on visa-free travel, if these citizens enter the Russian Federation in connection with the death of a close relative (spouse, spouse, parent, children, adoptive parent, adopted child, guardian and trustee) , subject to the presentation of valid documents proving their identity and recognized by the Russian Federation in this capacity, copies of the death certificate or certificate of death and a document confirming the degree of relationship, or enter the Russian Federation with valid diplomatic or service passports;

(as amended by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of July 31, 2020 N 1993-r)


- persons who are family members (spouses, parents, children, adoptive parents, adopted children), guardians and trustees of citizens of the Russian Federation, subject to the presentation of valid documents proving their identity and recognized by the Russian Federation in this capacity, and a visa or in a visa-free manner in cases stipulated by international treaties of the Russian Federation, subject to the presentation of a copy of a document confirming the degree of relationship;

(as amended by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of 06.06.2020 N 1511-r)

- persons permanently residing in the territory of the Russian Federation (with the exception of persons specified in paragraph thirteen of clause 2 of the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of March 27, 2020 N 763-r), as well as transit through air checkpoints across the state border of the Russian Federation without going beyond them;

(as amended by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of 05/29/2020 N 1445-r)


- persons who are participants and family members of participants in the State Program for Assisting Voluntary Resettlement to the Russian Federation of Compatriots Living Abroad, approved by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of June 22, 2006 N 637 "On Measures to Assist Voluntary Resettlement of Compatriots to the Russian Federation living abroad ", upon presentation of valid identity documents recognized in the Russian Federation in this capacity, and a certificate of a participant in the State Program to Assist the Voluntary Resettlement of Compatriots Living Abroad to the Russian Federation;

(the paragraph was introduced by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of 29.04.2020 N 1170-r)

- persons participating in the adjustment and maintenance of foreign-made equipment specified in the list sent to the FSB of Russia and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia by the federal executive body in whose sphere of jurisdiction is the organization - the customer of the foreign-made equipment, or the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom ";

(the paragraph was introduced by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of 29.04.2020 N 1170-r; as amended by the orders of the Government of the Russian Federation of 29.05.2020 N 1445-r, of 12.09.2020 N 2338-r)


- persons entering the Russian Federation once, who are involved in labor activities as highly qualified specialists included in the list (indicating the checkpoint across the state border of the Russian Federation and the date of entry) sent to the FSB of Russia and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia by the federal executive body in the field of which the organization is located - the employer or customer of work (services), or the State Atomic Energy Corporation "Rosatom", subject to the presentation by the specified persons of valid documents proving their identity and recognized by the Russian Federation in this capacity, and visas or in a visa-free manner in cases stipulated by international treaties of the Russian Federation, and subject to the presentation of a valid employment contract or civil law contract for the performance of work (provision of services) with the employer or customer of work (services);

(as amended by orders of the Government of the Russian Federation of June 25, 2020 N 1671-r, of 09/12/2020 N 2338-r)


- citizens of the Republic of Belarus who are employees of Belarusian companies taking part in work to ensure a continuous production process at industrial facilities in the Russian Federation in the field of nuclear energy, construction, oil and gas production, processing of minerals, sent to industrial facilities in the Russian Federation for work on a rotational basis specified in the list sent to the FSB of Russia and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia by the federal executive body in the sphere of jurisdiction of which the organization is the customer of these works, or the State Atomic Energy Corporation "Rosatom", and following through the Russian-Belarusian state border or points passes through the state border of the Russian Federation;

(the paragraph was introduced by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of 05/29/2020 N 1445-r)

- persons permanently residing in the city of Baikonur, Kyzyl-Orda region of the Republic of Kazakhstan or sent to the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan to participate in the implementation of state programs of the Russian Federation, presidential programs, the Federal space program of Russia, interstate and federal target programs, programs of the Union State and programs international cooperation in the field of space activities specified in the list sent to the FSB of Russia by the State Corporation for Space Activities "Roscosmos", subject to the presentation of valid documents proving their identity and recognized by the Russian Federation as such, and visas or visa-free cases stipulated by international treaties of the Russian Federation;

(the paragraph was introduced by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of 05/29/2020 N 1445-r)

- persons entering the Russian Federation for the purpose of treatment, subject to the presentation of valid documents proving their identity and recognized by the Russian Federation in this capacity, and a visa or visa-free procedure in cases stipulated by international treaties of the Russian Federation, as well as documents (copies of documents) issued by a medical organization, confirming an invitation for treatment, indicating the time of treatment or documents (copies of documents) issued by the Ministry of Health of Russia;

(the paragraph was introduced by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of 06.06.2020 N 1511-r)

- persons entering the Russian Federation to visit sick close relatives (spouses, parents, children, adoptive parents, adopted children), guardians and trustees in need of care, subject to the presentation of valid documents proving their identity and recognized by the Russian Federation in this capacity, and a visa or in a visa-free manner in cases provided for by international treaties of the Russian Federation, as well as documents (copies of documents) issued by a medical organization, confirming their condition, and copies of a document confirming the degree of relationship;

- citizens of foreign states according to the list according to the appendix entering the Russian Federation from the states of their citizenship through air checkpoints across the state border of the Russian Federation;

(the paragraph was introduced by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of July 24, 2020 N 1915-r)

- persons holding a residence permit or other document confirming the right to permanent residence in a foreign state specified in the appendix to this order and entering the Russian Federation from this state through air checkpoints across the state border of the Russian Federation;

(the paragraph was introduced by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of July 24, 2020 N 1915-r)

- citizens of the Republic of Abkhazia entering the Russian Federation from the Republic of Abkhazia;

(the paragraph was introduced by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of 01.08.2020 N 1996-r)

- persons entering the Russian Federation, involved in labor activities as highly qualified specialists in the field of sports or participating in sports events in the territory of the Russian Federation, included in the list (indicating the checkpoint across the state border of the Russian Federation and the date of entry) sent by the Ministry of Sports of Russia to the FSB of Russia, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia and the Federal Air Transport Agency, subject to the presentation by the indicated persons of valid identity documents recognized by the Russian Federation in this capacity, as well as ordinary work or ordinary humanitarian visas for the purpose of sports ties or in a visa-free manner in cases provided for international treaties of the Russian Federation;

(the paragraph was introduced by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of August 21, 2020 N 2151-r)

- citizens of the Republic of South Ossetia entering the Russian Federation from the Republic of South Ossetia;

(the paragraph was introduced by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of 12.09.2020 N 2338-r)

- persons traveling to the Russian Federation by road, air, rail or sea transport in order to change the crews of sea and river vessels located in the ports of the Russian Federation, subject to the presentation of valid identity documents recognized by the Russian Federation in this capacity, and a visa, or in a visa-free manner in cases stipulated by international treaties of the Russian Federation, in the presence of valid documents proving the identity of the seaman and inclusion in the crew list or an extract from the crew list;

(the paragraph was introduced by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of 12.09.2020 N 2338-r)

- persons participating in quality control of equipment manufactured by Russian legal entities and supplied in accordance with contracts governing the construction of nuclear facilities abroad, and within the framework of the implementation of international treaties of the Russian Federation, according to lists sent by the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom "in the FSB of Russia and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia;

(the paragraph was introduced by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of 12.09.2020 N 2338-r)

- persons participating in the certification of new aircraft and maintaining the airworthiness of domestically produced aircraft by Russian operators according to the lists sent by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia to the FSB of Russia and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia;

(the paragraph was introduced by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of 12.09.2020 N 2338-r)

- citizens of the Republic of Belarus and persons holding a residence permit or other document confirming the right to permanent residence in the Republic of Belarus, entering the Russian Federation from the Republic of Belarus through air checkpoints across the state border of the Russian Federation.

(the paragraph was introduced by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of September 20, 2020 N 2406-r)

(clause 2 as amended by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of March 25, 2020 N 730-r)


List of foreign states whose citizens and persons who have residence permit or other document confirming the right to permanent residence in which may enter

to the Russian Federation from these states via air checkpoints across the state border Russian Federation:

Great Britain

Tanzania

Turkey

Switzerland

Egypt

Maldives

United Arab Emirates

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan

The Republic of Korea

Japan

Cuba

Serbia