Open with restrictions

Russia Travel Restrictions

55.46% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Most visitors from the United States, regardless of vaccination status, need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Russia.

Russia entry details and exceptions

*This page covers COVID-19 related travel restrictions only. For other travel restrictions, please check the guidance from your local authorities.*

Entry to the Russian Federation is restricted until further notice. Only Russian citizens, those who have a residence permit and citizens of specific countries are allowed to enter the country.

The issuance of electronic visas are temporarily suspended. Visas of all categories shall be issued only to citizens included in the list of permitted countries published in their Tourism website.

Permitted travelers arriving by air are required to register and fill out the electronic form prior to arrival in the country. Proof of accommodation and travel insurance are also required to be presented upon arrival.


Outgoing travel to RussiaTraveling from the United States to Russia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken within 72 hours before departing to Russia.

Details and exceptions
Permitted travelers are required to have a negative Covid-19 result (PCR) taken no earlier than 72hrs prior to departure for Russia. The result must be in Russian or English.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from the United States are not required to quarantine after entering Russia.

Details and exceptions
Travelers are not required to self-isolate if fully vaccinated or if they can show a negative RT-PCR test certificate.
Travelers who do not provide the above documentation and those who show symptoms upon arrival will be required to take a PCR test for COVID-19 at their own expense within three days of arriving in Russia and may be subject to quarantine.
Documents
Permitted arrivals must present a medical insurance policy (VHI) that must be valid throughout Russia and cover a possible case of COVID-19 infection.
This form is for those who are on flights to the Russian Federation for border crossing. It is to be completed prior to arrival in Russia.

Return travelReturning to the United States from Russia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Russia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departure to the United States.

Details and exceptions
Effective:December 6th, 2021: A COVID-19 negative test result taken within 1 day before departure must be presented to the airline before boarding your flight. This applies to ALL incoming air travelers, regardless of vaccination status or nationality.
Children under the age of 2 are exempt from test requirements as well as travelers who have both valid proof or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and a letter from a valid healthcare authority who has stated that they are cleared for travel. Refer to the CDC Website for more details.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Russia are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.

Details and exceptions
Foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants) who are not fully vaccinated and are permitted to travel to the US by air by meeting certain vaccine exemptions are required to self quarantine for 7 days, unless they have a valid COVID-19 recovery document.
Travelers should also follow state and local requirements and recommendations after travel.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Russia

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

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