The Chief Sanitary Doctor has supplemented the self-isolation rules for those arriving to the Russian Federation


The Chief Sanitary Doctor issued Decree No. 22 as of July 27, 2020, correcting the rules for self-isolation after arrival to Russia.

From August 1, 2020 Russian citizens arriving in Russia on foreign flights are no longer required to observe 14 days of self-isolation. This restriction still applies foreign citizens arriving to Russia for work regardless of the medical tests available in place.

At the same time, new rules apply to all Russian citizens returning to Russia. First of all, they are obliged to fill out a form for citizens arriving to Russia in order to ensure control at border checkpoints.

This form should be filled out on the unified portal of state and municipal servants before departure to Russia.

As soon as a Russian citizen arrives in Russia, they are obliged to pass a coronavirus test by PCR within three days. Received results should to be posted on the single portal of state and municipal servantForeign citizens will no longer be able to pass the coronavirus test within three days after arriving in Russia. They are required to have a negative coronavirus test with them, passed no later than three days before arrival. Results of the test should be in Russian or English.

If a foreign citizen is unable to provide a coronavirus test in these languages, they can provide it in the official language of the state of registration of the organization that issued the medical document, with a translation into Russian, the correctness of which is certified by a consular official of Russia.