The Chief State Sanitary Doctor of the Russian Federation canceled 14 days of self-isolation after arriving from abroad

15/07/2020
The Chief State Sanitary Doctor of the Russian Federation canceled 14 days of self-isolation after arriving from abroad

The Chief State Sanitary Doctor issued a new Decree as of July 7, 2020, No. 18. Under this document Russians and foreign citizens arriving on the territory of the Russian Federation from July 15, 2020 are no longer required to comply with 14 days of self-isolation.

At the same time, foreign citizens are required to have a negative test for coronavirus infection by the method of polymerase chain reaction (PCR), obtained no earlier than 3 days before the day of arrival in the Russian Federation, or documents confirming the presence of antibodies of immunoglobulin G (IgG). If a foreign citizen does not have such documents, he must pass PCR test within 3 calendar days from the date of arrival in Russia.

We also want to note that Russian citizens are not required to have a negative coronavirus infection test when they enter the country. They must pass such a test within 3 calendar days from the date of arrival in Russia.

In case of lack of medical documents or positive results of PCR tests, the arrived citizens are subject to fulfillment of sanitary and epidemiology rules (including self-isolation).

From July 15, 2020 employers shall notify its employees (Russian citizens) of the mandatory test for a new coronavirus infection within 3 calendar days after their arrival to Russia.

The employer is also obliged to check the availability of the indicated medical documents from a foreign citizen confirming a negative result for a new coronavirus infection.

Updated information could be found here.

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