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05 august / 2020

On changing the rules of arrival to the Russian Federation by air

In accordance with the Resolution of the Chief State Sanitary Doctor of the Russian Federation dated July 27, 2020 No. 22 (https://www.rospotrebnadzor.ru/files/news/postanovlenie_22.pdf) the order of arrival in the Russian Federation by air is changed. This decree came into force on August 1, 2020.Foreign citizens and stateless persons arriving by regular flights fr om foreign countries are required to:

• When boarding an aircraft going to Russia, submit a medical document in Russian or English, confirming a negative result of a test for COVID-19, made no earlier than three calendar days before arriving in Russia;

• Before arriving on Russian soil, fill in the application form for arriving on the territory of the Russian Federation (https://www.rospotrebnadzor.ru/upload/aviaAnketa%20RUS.docx).

If it is impossible to submit a medical document in Russian or English, it is allowed to submit it in the official language of the state wh ere it was issued, with a translation into Russian, certified by a consular official of the Embassy or Consulate General of Russia.

Foreign citizens arriving in order to carry out labour activities must continue to comply with the isolation requirements for a period of 14 calendar days from the date of arrival in the territory of the Russian Federation.

For all questions related to the above rules, we recommend you contact the Rospotrebnadzor hotline: https://www.rospotrebnadzor.ru/feedback/hotline.php.