Covid-19 / travel to Russia update

Update from 14.04.2021

From which countries can you enter Russia and what are the requirements

Citizens (or permanent residents) of the following countries may enter Russia:

  • UK (entry is restricted until 16 April 2021 and then people arriving from the UK will need to spend 14 days in self-isolation upon arriving in Russia)
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Tanzania (suspended from 15 April to 1 June)
  • the UAE
  • Egypt
  • the Maldives
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • South Korea
  • Belarus
  • Japan
  • Serbia
  • Cuba
  • Ethiopia
  • Seychelles
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • Qatar
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Singapore
  • Azerbaijan
  • Armenia

provided they are travelling directly from their own country. Visas to Russia for citizens of these countries are being issued as usual, including tourist visas.

Foreigners entering or transiting through Russia must present a certificate of negative test results for COVID obtained no more than three days prior to arrival in Russia. The certificate must be in English or Russian or with an official translation into Russian. PCR COVID tests at Russian airport are only available for Russians returning home; foreigners may not take the test upon arrival. A mask regime is still in place in public places and on public transport.

Direct flights to Russia

Direct flights are available from:

  • Germany (from 1st April)
  • Venezuela (from 1st April)
  • Syria (from 1st April)
  • Tajikistan (from 1st April)
  • Uzbekistan (from 1st April)
  • Sri Lanka (from 1st April)
  • Tanzania
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • the UAE
  • Egypt
  • Maldives
  • Cuba
  • Belarus
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Korea
  • Serbia
  • Japan
  • Seychelles
  • Ethiopia
  • Serbia
  • Armenia
  • Finland
  • Vietnam
  • India.

There are currently no flights to the Russian Federation from other countries. Flights to the UK have been temporarily suspended.

Restrictions in Russia

Russia is on high alert. Quarantine restrictions vary by region. Museums, cafes and restaurants are, in most cases, operating as normal with social distancing. A mask (and sometimes gloves as well) must be worn to visit public places.