Travel Restrictions Entering Russia from the United States

International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Summary

The following information is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from the United States to Russia.

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Governments are changing their policies rapidly in response to the Omicron variant. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Policies
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Cases Per Million
329.12
Decreased by166.44
at 1/24/2022
Vaccinated
51.98%
Increased by0.62%
at 1/24/2022
Return Status
PARTIALLY OPEN

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Border Status

Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions

Description

Travelers who are residents of selected countries and arriving from any of these countries are allowed to enter Russia.

Travelers who transit through a country that is not on the above list will not be allowed to enter Russia.

Please check the documentation, quarantine, and/or testing requirements before traveling.

Start Date
11/27/2021
Changed

Visas

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results

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Travel Purpose
TourismMedicalBusinessTransit
Description

Travelers from selected countries must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken a maximum of 2 days before arrival in Russia. The test result must be in English or Russian (a notarized translation to Russian is accepted). Travelers are also required to print and fill out the COVID-19 testing form.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Russian Federation nationals.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 2 days Before Arrival
Relevant Documents and Resources
Start Date
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Mandatory

Mandatory health declaration form for Russian citizens

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Description

Russian citizens returning to Russia are required to complete an online health declaration form. This can be done when purchasing a ticket, but no later than check-in for the flight.

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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
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Possible

Accommodation booking may be required

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Description

Travelers who are not eligible for visa-free travel to Russia are required to arrive with proof of accommodation reservation.

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Mandatory

Mandatory travel declaration form

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Description

Travelers are required to complete a travel application form before arriving in Russia.

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On Arrival

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.

Minimum Quarantine Duration
No Time Period
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Start Date
Changed
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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Start Date
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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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COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Russia.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
329.12
Decreased by166.44
at 1/24/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
7.95%
Decreased by3.36%
at 1/23/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
51.98%
Increased by0.62%
at 1/24/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
75,847,715
Increased by905,858
at 1/24/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.52
Decreased by0.29
at 1/21/2022

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

Local Guidelines

The federal government has delegated responsibility for the gradual relaxation of restrictions to the regional authorities. Proof of a recent negative PCR test, recovery, or vaccination with QR codes may be required to enter some establishments. Foreigners who have proof of full vaccination using a Russian vaccine may not be required to present a QR code. More restrictive guidance is in effect for high-risk regions. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.
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Use of mask

Required
Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation. Face mask rules may vary by region.

Public transportation

Restrictions in place
Public transportation is operating as usual. Some regions require passengers to wear protective gloves in addition to face masks.

Restaurants

Closed
Restaurants must remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Bars

Closed
Bars must remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

Closed
Nightclubs must remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Restrictions in place
Essential shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Restrictions for non-essential shops may vary by region.

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