International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Restricted

Entry into Russia From El Salvador is Restricted

Description

Most travelers are not allowed to enter Russia.

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Entry restrictions do not apply to:

  • Russian citizens;
  • Permanent residents;
  • Diplomats;
  • Travelers seeking medical treatment;
  • Travelers seeking to care for relatives.
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Russian Federal Agency
Start Date
8/1/2020
Changed
7/22/2021

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Description

International travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure to Russia. Travelers are also required to print and fill out the COVID-19 testing form.

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Russian citizens are not required to provide proof of a COVID-19 test before departure to Russia, but they must take a COVID-19 PCR test a maximum of 3 calendar days after arrival in Russia. They must post the test results at EPGU by filling up the form.

Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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Russian Federal Agency
Start Date
8/5/2020
Changed
7/22/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory medical insurance

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Description

Most travelers are required to obtain medical insurance before they commence their journey, regardless of the purpose of their visit.

The insurance policy must meet the following requirements:

  • Cover the entire duration of the stay in Russia;
  • Indicate the geographical area of coverage as worldwide, Russian Federation or Europe (Russia included);
  • Contain the date, stamp, and signature of the insurer, the policy number, the full name of the person insured; the address and contact details of the insurer; the list of medical services and medical transport including repatriation.

For detailed information and recommendations of insurance providers, check the source.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Russian nationals.
Start Date
4/3/2021
Changed
7/22/2021

On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test for citizens

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Description

Russian citizens are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test a maximum of 3 calendar days after arrival in Russia. They must post the test results at EPGU by filling up the form.

Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 3 days
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Russian Federal Agency
Start Date
7/15/2020
Changed
7/22/2021
Possible

Quarantine may be required

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Description

Travelers will be required to self-quarantine if they develop any symptoms of COVID-19 and test positive for COVID-19.

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Local jurisdictions set their own rules regarding quarantine requirements for travelers arriving in the country. Check with local authorities for current requirements.

Enforcement Conditions
  • Symptoms
  • Test Positive
Minimum Quarantine Duration
Until Test Negative
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US Embassy for Russia
Start Date
7/15/2020
Changed
7/22/2021
Mandatory

Temperature and health screening on arrival

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Description

Temperature screening and a medical examination are required for all travelers on arrival.

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US Embassy for Russia
Start Date
10/10/2020
Changed
7/22/2021

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers are required to wear masks in public places such as on public transportation and in crowded public areas.

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US Embassy for Russia
Start Date
10/28/2020
Changed
7/22/2021

COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Russia.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
156.57
Increased by-8.57
at 7/29/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
4.80%
Increased by0.00%
at 7/29/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
24.69%
Increased by1.50%
at 7/29/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
36,024,370
Increased by2,183,545
at 7/29/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.98
Increased by-0.02
at 7/27/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

The federal government has delegated responsibility for the gradual relaxation of restrictions to the regional authorities. More restrictive guidance is in effect for high-risk regions. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.
Last Checked
7/28/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
Status
Required
Severity
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Face masks are required in crowded open spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Public transportation is operating as usual. Some regions require passengers to wear protective gloves in addition to face masks.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Some restaurants may be open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing depending on the region.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Some bars may be open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing depending on the region.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Some nightclubs may be open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing depending on the region.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
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Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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