Travel Restrictions Entering Russia from Canada for Vaccinated Travelers

Travel Restrictions Entering Russia from Canada for Vaccinated Travelers

Summary

Border Status
Restricted

Entry restricted for international travelers

Policies
COVID-19 Test icon

Mandatory COVID-19 Test

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Mandatory Masks

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Possible Health Assessment

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1x Mandatory Documents

Last Major Change
Cases Per Million
31.26
Increased by-2.60
at 5/18/2022
Vaccinated
55.46%
Increased by0.05%
at 5/6/2022
Return Status
Allowed

Travel is allowed with restrictions for vaccinated travelers

The information on this page is applicable to people who are fully vaccinated and traveling from Canada to Russia.

View restrictions for unvaccinated travelers

Governments may change their policies with little notice. We recommend checking in regularly and verifying requirements with the linked sources before making travel plans.

Border Status

Restricted

Entry restricted for international travelers

Description

Most travelers are not allowed to enter Russia.

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Entry restrictions do not apply to:

  • Russian citizens;
  • Permanent residents;
  • Diplomats and their family members;
  • Foreign nationals who are family members of Russian citizens;
  • Travelers seeking medical treatment;
  • Travelers seeking to care for relatives.

Please check the source for additional exemptions and details.

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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 48 hours 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 48 hours Before Arrival
Relevant Documents and Resources
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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.
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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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Mandatory

Travelers departing from Canadian airports require proof of vaccination

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Description

All travelers departing from Canada via air, rail, or cruise ships need to be fully vaccinated. This requirement applies to all travelers aged 12 years plus 4 months and older. This requirement applies to international and domestic departures.

Fully vaccinated travelers must have received a full course of vaccination with an accepted vaccine. The accepted 2 dose vaccines are:

  • AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD (ChAdOx1-S, Vaxzevria, AZD1222);
  • Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C);
  • Medicago Covifenz;
  • Novavax (NVX-COV2373, Nuvaxovid, Covovax);
  • Moderna (mRNA-1273);
  • Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2);
  • Sinopharm BIBP (BBIBP-CorV);
  • Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc).

The accepted 1 dose vaccine is:

  • Janssen/Johnson & Johnson.

Travelers that have received a combination of 2 accepted vaccines are considered fully vaccinated. Travelers must have received their last dose at least 14 days before arrival.

Travelers who fail to comply, refuse, or provide untruthful information on this measure, may be subject to a penalty or a fine.

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For exemptions for travelers in the process of being vaccinated, travelers from remote communities, and more, please check the source.

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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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Possible

Health screening may be required on arrival

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Description

Travelers may be subject to temperature screening and randomly selected for additional COVID-19 PCR testing on arrival.

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While There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers are required to wear masks in indoor public places such as on public transportation, shops and in crowded 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
31.26
Increased by-2.60
at 5/18/2022
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
3.66%
Increased by-0.71%
at 5/15/2022
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
55.46%
Increased by0.05%
at 5/6/2022
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
80,924,592
Increased by73,184
at 5/6/2022
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.84
Decreased by0.07
at 5/16/2022

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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