COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country. Non-Russian nationals must still produce a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of their arrival in Russia. Non-Russian nationals must still produce a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of their arrival in Russia. You should check with your airlines before you travel to keep up to date with the latest requirements. Temporary COVID-related restrictions on entry and exit via Russia’s land borders still remain in force for most countries.
*All travellers: All foreign passengers should complete a travel form prior to arriving in Russia. The forms are usually handed out to passengers by cabin crew on arriving flights. The template is available at the Rospotrebnadzor website (only in Russian). The following requirements apply regardless of vaccination status.
Russian government requires all arriving passengers to carry a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result dated within 48 hours before arrival in Russia. Airlines may require you to show this on check-in, and airlines may require for your COVID-19 (PCR) test to be taken within 48 hours before arrival in Russia (please check with your airline). If a passenger arrives in Russia without a negative PCR test, they should have the test done within 48 hours from their arrival and self-isolate until they receive a negative PCR test.
Additional requirements apply to foreigners who enter Russia from the Eurasian Economic Union countries (Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan) and some CIS countries (Azerbaijan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) by air. Passengers arriving from these countries are required to receive a negative PCR COVID-19 test via the “Travelling without COVID-19” app and present the test result on the smartphone upon arrival. This does not apply to transit passengers travelling to Russia through the above countries. From 8 December 2021, they are required to present a certificate for a negative PCR test, with the result being within 48 hours before their arrival in Russia and a proof of travel (tickets and/or boarding passes) for the entire route.