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Requirements for foreign citizens, stateless persons and citizens of the Russian Federation arriving in the territory of the Russian Federation


Foreign citizens and stateless persons:

when boarding an aircraft performing international air transportation, proceeding to a destination in the territory of the Russian Federation, including for the purpose of transit through the territory of the Russian Federation, and when crossing the State Border of the Russian Federation, ensure that you have a medical document with you (in Russian or English) ), confirming the negative result of a laboratory study of material for COVID-19 by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method, selected no earlier than three calendar days before arrival in the territory of the Russian Federation;

Before arriving on the territory of the Russian Federation, in order to ensure sanitary and quarantine control at checkpoints across the State Border of the Russian Federation, ensure that the questionnaire is filled in arriving on the territory of the Russian Federation (the recommended sample is posted on the official website of Rospotrebnadzor).

If it is impossible to submit a medical document in Russian or English, it is allowed to submit it in the official language of the state of registration of the organization that issued such a medical document, with a translation into Russian, the fidelity of which is certified by a consular officer of the Russian Federation. 

Russian citizens

Since September 24, all citizens of the Russian Federation arriving in the country by plane from abroad must remain in self-isolation until the results of the PCR test are received. The corresponding decree (http://publication.pravo.gov.ru/Document/View/0001202009230029?index=1&rangeSize=1) was signed by the chief state sanitary doctor of the Russian Federation.


Recall that according to the requirements of Rospotrebnadzor (https://t.me/vezemdomoy_rf/382), citizens of the Russian Federation arriving in Russia are required to pass the PCR test and upload its result using the form on the State Services within 72 hours after arrival.

To make it easier for returnees to comply with these conditions, there are first-aid posts at Moscow airports where a PCR test can be done immediately after arrival.