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Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no
Airlines Updates

03.07.2020 Aeroflot during the month of July 2020 continues to operate interim schedule on International routes, including 2 long-haul service. Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s passenger traffic rights. Planned operation based on 28JUN20 OAG schedules as follow.

Moscow Sheremetyevo – Amsterdam 1 weekly A320
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Athens 2 weekly A320/321
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Barcelona 2 weekly A320/321
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Belgrade 2 weekly A321
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Frankfurt 2 weekly 777-300ER
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Istanbul 2 weekly A320/321
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Larnaca 2 weekly A321
Moscow Sheremetyevo – London Heathrow 2 weekly 777-300ER
Moscow Sheremetyevo – New York JFK 2 weekly 777-300ER
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Nice 1 weekly A321
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Paris CDG 2 weekly A321
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Prague 2 weekly A320/321
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Rome 2 weekly A321
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Shanghai Pu Dong 1 weekly 777-300ER
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Tel Aviv 1 weekly 777-300ER
Published on 30.06.2020
Aeroflot adds A350 service to Sochi in July 2020

Published on 26.06.2020
Nordwind adds Manitogorsk service from late-June 2020

Published on 25.06.2020
Nordwind adds new routes to Kaliningrad from mid-July 2020

Published on 24.06.2020
Yakutia closes S20 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Anchorage seasonal bookings
Utair delays Surgut – Tashkent launch to mid-July 2020

15.06.2020
Barcelona
Aeroflot will fly to Barcelona:

June 19 on A321
June 21 on A321

Belgrade
Aeroflot will fly to Belgrade:

June 7 on the A330-300
June 12 at the A320
June 14th on the A320
June 19 on the A320
June 21 at the A320

London
Aeroflot will fly to London:
June 7th on the A350
June 13 at the A330-200
June 14 on A321
June 19 on A321
June 21 on A321

New York
Aeroflot will fly to New York:
June 7th on the Boeing 777-300ER
June 9th on the Boeing 777-300ER
June 16th on the Boeing 777-300ER
June 21 at the Boeing 777-300ER

Paris
Aeroflot will fly to Paris:
June 12 at A321
June 14 on A321
June 19 on the A320
June 21 on A321

Prague
Aeroflot will fly to Prague:
June 12 at the A320
June 14th on the A320
June 19 on the A320
June 21 at the A320

Rome
Aeroflot will fly to Rome:
June 21 on A321

Seoul
Aeroflot will fly to Seoul:

June 12 at the A330-300
June 19 on the A330-300

Frankfurt
Aeroflot will fly to Frankfurt:

June 12th on the A321
June 14th on the Boeing 777-300ER
June 19th on the A321
June 21 at the Boeing 777-300ER
02.06.2020

Aeroflot Russian Airlines in June 2020 is operating limited International service, with regular weekly service on 7 routes. Due to travel restrictions, reservation is only available on one-way connection basis on certain routes.

Moscow Sheremetyevo – Belgrade 1 weekly A320 (Day 6)
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Frankfurt 1 weekly 777-300ER (Day 5)
Moscow Sheremetyevo – London Heathrow 1 weekly A330-200 (Day 6)
Moscow Sheremetyevo – New York JFK 1 weekly 777-300ER (Day 7 on 07JUN20, Day 6 from 13JUN20)
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Paris CDG 
1 weekly A321 (Day 5)
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Prague 1 weekly A320
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Seoul Incheon 1 weekly A330-300 (Day 5 from SVO)

Published on 01.06.2020
Aeroflot delays domestic addition from Moscow to July 2020

Published on 27.05.2020
S7 Airlines S20 International service reductions as of 27MAY20
Aeroflot
Aeroflot suspends bookings for international flights until 1 August amid COVID-19 restrictions

Aeroflot
Aeroflot Mainline (DOMESTIC) May 2020 operations as of 03MAY20
Aurora Airlines
Aurora resumes Khabarovsk – Kavalerovo service eff. 02JUN20 to 29SEP20
S7
S7 Airlines S20 International service reductions as of 27MAY20

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Flight Restrictions

Aiport/Airline requirements:
IMPORTANT- Air Travelers are asked to familiarize themselves with the information in the link[please copy/ paste to your browser]: https://www.iata.org/contentassets/0fa945557fc1426b833b4d635f822334/russian-federation-ncov-measures.pdf

As of March 16, travelers also arriving to Moscow from China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Russian nationals returning on repatriation flights will be required to stay under self-imposed quarantine for 14 days. While these quarantine measures are an obligation in Moscow, they are only a recommendation for travellers arriving in St. Petersburg.

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Quarantine

As of March 16, travelers also arriving to Moscow from China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Russian nationals returning on repatriation flights will be required to stay under self-imposed quarantine for 14 days. While these quarantine measures are an obligation in Moscow, they are only a recommendation for travellers arriving in St. Petersburg.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions (when travelling to China).

Distancing at terminal: If it possible by Terminal infrastructure social distance must be organized, except when the relevant recommendations cannot be implemented
for example for safety and security requirements. Temp. control: Thermal screening (temperature checks) must be done by
airport operators for all people entering Airport. Airlines must have equipment for temperature control during the flight.
Passengers must be checked at boarding line. PPE (terminal and on board): The wearing of face masks and gloves is mandatory for all passengers and persons within the airport and aircraft.

*****Aiport/Airline requirements:
IMPORTANT- Air Travelers are asked to familiarize themselves with the information in the link (please copy/ paste to your browser): https://www.iata.org/contentassets/0fa945557fc1426b833b4d635f822334/russian-federation-ncov-measures.pdf

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  • Russia The ban on foreigners entering Russia has been extended until August 1. This was reported by RBC with reference to a telegram sent by the Federal Air Transport Agency to airports and airlines.

    “Until 23:59 local time on 07/31/2020 there is a temporary restriction on the entry into the Russian Federation of foreign citizens and stateless persons,” the telegram says.

    RBC concludes from the telegram that the ban on international flights will also be extended, although it does not cite citations confirming this. With reference to a source in the White House, the agency notes that such telegrams are issued every month since air traffic was suspended – and thus, according to the source, this is not only a restriction on entry into Russia, but also on Russians leaving boundary (RBC.ru)

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    02.07.2020
  • Russia International air travel expected to resume on 15 July (Reuters, 08.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    All international flights, including charter flights and transit flights have been suspended. Exceptions will be made for diplomatic/humanitarian flights and government authorised aircraft and special flights repatriating Russian citizens.
    An entry ban for foreign travellers is in place until further notice.
    Categories exempt from the restrictions include diplomatic staff, international truck drivers, travellers with private visas issued under special circumstances by the Russian Foreign Ministry, family members of Russian citizens, certain groups of citizens from countries with which Russia has a visa waiver agreement and specialists who conduct maintenance on imported equipment. CIS citizens as well as those who live in the breakaway separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are exempted from the travel ban.
    All of the country’s borders remain closed and most international rail services have been suspended until further notice, including trains to Kaliningrad region.
    Russian nationals returning on repatriation flights will be required to stay under self-imposed quarantine for 14 days at their final destination.
    Russian nationals who hold permanent residency in another country or dual citizenship are allowed to leave the country.
    President Putin signed a decree extending the temporary stay or permanent residency of foreigners and stateless persons in the Russian Federation until September 15. This decree applies to immigration documents, including visas, residence permits, and migration registration, that have expired or will expire between March 15 and June 15, 2020. Foreign citizens in Russia who fall into this category do not need to extend relevant documents during this period.

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    Internal restrictions:

    The Federal Government has delegated responsibility for a gradual, phased relaxation of restrictions to the regional authorities. It is therefore possible different restrictions will be in force in different regions. You should follow regional advice. The latest advice for Moscow is available on the Mayor’s website.
    [https://www.sobyanin.ru/] .From 1 June in Moscow it is mandatory to wear a face mask at all times when leaving your place of residence and gloves in stores or other institutions, at work and when travelling by any type of public transport or taxi. Social distancing of 1.5 metres is to be followed everywhere except in taxis.

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    29.06.2020
  • Russia International air travel expected to resume on 15 July (Reuters, 08.06.2020)

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    International restrictions:

    All international flights, including charter flights and transit flights have been suspended. Exceptions will be made for diplomatic/humanitarian flights and government authorised aircraft and special flights repatriating Russian citizens.
    An entry ban for foreign travellers is in place until further notice.
    Categories exempt from the restrictions include diplomatic staff, international truck drivers, travellers with private visas issued under special circumstances by the Russian Foreign Ministry, family members of Russian citizens, certain groups of citizens from countries with which Russia has a visa waiver agreement and specialists who conduct maintenance on imported equipment. CIS citizens as well as those who live in the breakaway separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are exempted from the travel ban.
    All of the country’s borders remain closed and most international rail services have been suspended until further notice, including trains to Kaliningrad region.
    Russian nationals returning on repatriation flights will be required to stay under self-imposed quarantine for 14 days at their final destination.
    Russian nationals who hold permanent residency in another country or dual citizenship are allowed to leave the country.
    President Putin signed a decree extending the temporary stay or permanent residency of foreigners and stateless persons in the Russian Federation until September 15. This decree applies to immigration documents, including visas, residence permits, and migration registration, that have expired or will expire between March 15 and June 15, 2020. Foreign citizens in Russia who fall into this category do not need to extend relevant documents during this period.

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    Internal restrictions:

    While no federal restrictions on domestic travel have been introduced, a vast number of flights and train services have been cancelled. Some airports have experienced temporary short-notice closures, while Sochi International Airport (AER) and Krasnodar International Airport (KRR, both Krasnodar kray) are operating reduced hours. Some regional airports, including Kazan International Airport (KZN) and Stavropol International Airport (STW) have introduced special permit systems for residents planning to undertake domestic travel. Some regional authorities require all passengers travelling from Moscow and St Petersburg to undergo a 14-day quarantine in a medical facility. High-alert level and ‘stay-at-home’ orders are in place until 31 May in Moscow and St Petersburg. The Republic of Chechnya has closed its borders and suspended all land and air travel. A curfew has been implemented from 20.00 to 08.00 (local time). Authorities have approved legislation imposing severe punishment — including up to five years in prison — for people convicted of spreading false information about the coronavirus. The legislation also imposes punishments for people breaking quarantine rules, including up to seven years in prison.

    Passenger and cargo rail transportation between the northern port city of Murmansk and the rest of Russia will resume by June 23. (Reuters, 03.06.2020)
    From 1 June in Moscow it is mandatory to wear a face mask at all times when leaving your place of residence and gloves in stores or other institutions, at work and when travelling by any type of public transport or taxi.

    *****Relaxation Measures:
    The Moscow City government plans to begin lifting its COVID-19 restrictions on June 9, for which QR codes for private and public transport will no longer be required, and the schedule for walks (based on addresses) are cancelled. Additionally, various business will be allowed to re-open, including hairdressers, employment agencies, veterinary clinics, and photo studios. Carsharing services may resume. Beginning Tuesday, June 16, museums, exhibition halls, libraries, zoos, real estate, and ad consulting agencies may open. Further, rental services and dental services will be available, and restaurants may offer outdoor terrace dining. On Tuesday, June 23, restaurants may resume indoor dining. Gyms, swimming pools, river cruises may begin operating, and public sports and recreation facilities may open. Social welfare offices and state and private kindergartens may also re-open. Other restrictions remain in effect until further notice. Masks and gloves must be worn outside and in public buildings. Travelers arriving in Russia remain subject to a 14-day quarantine.

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    17.06.2020
  • Russia International air travel expected to resume on 15 July (Reuters, 08.06.2020)

    International restrictions:

    All international flights, including charter flights and transit flights have been suspended. Exceptions will be made for diplomatic/humanitarian flights and government authorised aircraft and special flights repatriating Russian citizens.
    An entry ban for foreign travellers is in place until further notice.
    Categories exempt from the restrictions include diplomatic staff, international truck drivers, travellers with private visas issued under special circumstances by the Russian Foreign Ministry, family members of Russian citizens, certain groups of citizens from countries with which Russia has a visa waiver agreement and specialists who conduct maintenance on imported equipment. CIS citizens as well as those who live in the breakaway separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are exempted from the travel ban.
    All of the country’s borders remain closed and most international rail services have been suspended until further notice, including trains to Kaliningrad region.
    Russian nationals returning on repatriation flights will be required to stay under self-imposed quarantine for 14 days at their final destination.
    Russian nationals who hold permanent residency in another country or dual citizenship are allowed to leave the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    While no federal restrictions on domestic travel have been introduced, a vast number of flights and train services have been cancelled. Some airports have experienced temporary short-notice closures, while Sochi International Airport (AER) and Krasnodar International Airport (KRR, both Krasnodar kray) are operating reduced hours. Some regional airports, including Kazan International Airport (KZN) and Stavropol International Airport (STW) have introduced special permit systems for residents planning to undertake domestic travel. Some regional authorities require all passengers travelling from Moscow and St Petersburg to undergo a 14-day quarantine in a medical facility. High-alert level and ‘stay-at-home’ orders are in place until 31 May in Moscow and St Petersburg. The Republic of Chechnya has closed its borders and suspended all land and air travel. A curfew has been implemented from 20.00 to 08.00 (local time). Authorities have approved legislation imposing severe punishment — including up to five years in prison — for people convicted of spreading false information about the coronavirus. The legislation also imposes punishments for people breaking quarantine rules, including up to seven years in prison.

    Passenger and cargo rail transportation between the northern port city of Murmansk and the rest of Russia will resume by June 23. (Reuters, 03.06.2020)

    Aiport/Airline requirements:
    IMPORTANT- Air Travelers are asked to familiarize themselves with the information in the link[please copy/ paste to your browser]: https://www.iata.org/contentassets/0fa945557fc1426b833b4d635f822334/russian-federation-ncov-measures.pdf

    Relaxation Measures:
    The Moscow City government plans to begin lifting its COVID-19 restrictions on June 9, for which QR codes for private and public transport will no longer be required, and the schedule for walks (based on addresses) are cancelled. Additionally, various business will be allowed to re-open, including hairdressers, employment agencies, veterinary clinics, and photo studios. Carsharing services may resume. Beginning Tuesday, June 16, museums, exhibition halls, libraries, zoos, real estate, and ad consulting agencies may open. Further, rental services and dental services will be available, and restaurants may offer outdoor terrace dining. On Tuesday, June 23, restaurants may resume indoor dining. Gyms, swimming pools, river cruises may begin operating, and public sports and recreation facilities may open. Social welfare offices and state and private kindergartens may also re-open. Other restrictions remain in effect until further notice. Masks and gloves must be worn outside and in public buildings. Travelers arriving in Russia remain subject to a 14-day quarantine.

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    09.06.2020
  • Russia Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport prepares to resume international flights in July (Reuters, 04.06.2020)

    International restrictions:

    All international flights, including charter flights and transit flights have been suspended. Exceptions will be made for diplomatic/humanitarian flights and government authorised aircraft and special flights repatriating Russian citizens.
    An entry ban for foreign travellers is in place until further notice.
    Categories exempt from the restrictions include diplomatic staff, international truck drivers, travellers with private visas issued under special circumstances by the Russian Foreign Ministry, family members of Russian citizens, certain groups of citizens from countries with which Russia has a visa waiver agreement and specialists who conduct maintenance on imported equipment. CIS citizens as well as those who live in the breakaway separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are exempted from the travel ban.
    All of the country’s borders remain closed and most international rail services have been suspended until further notice, including trains to Kaliningrad region.
    Russian nationals returning on repatriation flights will be required to stay under self-imposed quarantine for 14 days at their final destination.
    Russian nationals who hold permanent residency in another country or dual citizenship are allowed to leave the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    While no federal restrictions on domestic travel have been introduced, a vast number of flights and train services have been cancelled. Some airports have experienced temporary short-notice closures, while Sochi International Airport (AER) and Krasnodar International Airport (KRR, both Krasnodar kray) are operating reduced hours.
    Some regional airports, including Kazan International Airport (KZN) and Stavropol International Airport (STW) have introduced special permit systems for residents planning to undertake domestic travel.
    Some regional authorities require all passengers travelling from Moscow and St Petersburg to undergo a 14-day quarantine in a medical facility.
    High-alert level and ‘stay-at-home’ orders are in place until 31 May in Moscow and St Petersburg.
    The Republic of Chechnya has closed its borders and suspended all land and air travel. A curfew has been implemented from 20.00 to 08.00 (local time).
    Authorities have approved legislation imposing severe punishment — including up to five years in prison — for people convicted of spreading false information about the coronavirus. The legislation also imposes punishments for people breaking quarantine rules, including up to seven years in prison.
    All residents and visitors, including transit passengers, of Moscow and Moscow region are required to obtain digital permits for movement by private vehicle, taxi and all forms of public transport. The restriction does not apply for essential movement by foot.
    In St Petersburg and Moscow, however, the wearing of face masks and gloves is compulsory in all public areas from 12 May.
    Passenger and cargo rail transportation between the northern port city of Murmansk and the rest of Russia will resume by June 23. (Reuters, 03.06.2020)

    Aiport/Airline requirements:
    IMPORTANT- Air Travelers are asked to familiarize themselves with the information in the link[please copy/ paste to your browser]: https://www.iata.org/contentassets/0fa945557fc1426b833b4d635f822334/russian-federation-ncov-measures.pdf

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    04.06.2020
  • Russia

    International restrictions:

    All international flights, including charter flights and transit flights have been suspended. Exceptions will be made for diplomatic/humanitarian flights and government authorised aircraft and special flights repatriating Russian citizens.
    An entry ban for foreign travellers is in place until further notice.
    Categories exempt from the restrictions include diplomatic staff, international truck drivers, travellers with private visas issued under special circumstances by the Russian Foreign Ministry, family members of Russian citizens, certain groups of citizens from countries with which Russia has a visa waiver agreement and specialists who conduct maintenance on imported equipment. CIS citizens as well as those who live in the breakaway separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are exempted from the travel ban.
    All of the country’s borders remain closed and most international rail services have been suspended until further notice, including trains to Kaliningrad region.
    Russian nationals returning on repatriation flights will be required to stay under self-imposed quarantine for 14 days at their final destination.
    Russian nationals who hold permanent residency in another country or dual citizenship are allowed to leave the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    While no federal restrictions on domestic travel have been introduced, a vast number of flights and train services have been cancelled. Some airports have experienced temporary short-notice closures, while Sochi International Airport (AER) and Krasnodar International Airport (KRR, both Krasnodar kray) are operating reduced hours.
    Some regional airports, including Kazan International Airport (KZN) and Stavropol International Airport (STW) have introduced special permit systems for residents planning to undertake domestic travel.
    Some regional authorities require all passengers travelling from Moscow and St Petersburg to undergo a 14-day quarantine in a medical facility.
    High-alert level and ‘stay-at-home’ orders are in place until 31 May in Moscow and St Petersburg.
    The Republic of Chechnya has closed its borders and suspended all land and air travel. A curfew has been implemented from 20.00 to 08.00 (local time).
    Authorities have approved legislation imposing severe punishment — including up to five years in prison — for people convicted of spreading false information about the coronavirus. The legislation also imposes punishments for people breaking quarantine rules, including up to seven years in prison.
    All residents and visitors, including transit passengers, of Moscow and Moscow region are required to obtain digital permits for movement by private vehicle, taxi and all forms of public transport. The restriction does not apply for essential movement by foot.
    In St Petersburg and Moscow, however, the wearing of face masks and gloves is compulsory in all public areas from 12 May.
    Passenger and cargo rail transportation between the northern port city of Murmansk and the rest of Russia will resume by June 23. (Reuters, 03.06.2020)

    Aiport/Airline requirements:
    IMPORTANT- Air Travelers are asked to familiarize themselves with the information in the link[please copy/ paste to your browser]: https://www.iata.org/contentassets/0fa945557fc1426b833b4d635f822334/russian-federation-ncov-measures.pdf

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    03.06.2020
  • Russia

    International restrictions:

    All international flights, including charter flights and transit flights have been suspended. Exceptions will be made for diplomatic/humanitarian flights and government authorised aircraft and special flights repatriating Russian citizens. An entry ban for foreign travellers is in place until further notice. Categories exempt from the restrictions include diplomatic staff, international truck drivers, travellers with private visas issued under special circumstances by the Russian Foreign Ministry, family members of Russian citizens, certain groups of citizens from countries with which Russia has a visa waiver agreement and specialists who conduct maintenance on imported equipment. CIS citizens as well as those who live in the breakaway separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are exempted from the travel ban. All of the country’s borders remain closed and most international rail services have been suspended until further notice, including trains to Kaliningrad region. Russian nationals returning on repatriation flights will be required to stay under self-imposed quarantine for 14 days at their final destination. Russian nationals who hold permanent residency in another country or dual citizenship are allowed to leave the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    While no federal restrictions on domestic travel have been introduced, a vast number of flights and train services have been cancelled. Some airports have experienced temporary short-notice closures, while Sochi International Airport (AER) and Krasnodar International Airport (KRR, both Krasnodar kray) are operating reduced hours. Some regional airports, including Kazan International Airport (KZN) and Stavropol International Airport (STW) have introduced special permit systems for residents planning to undertake domestic travel. Some regional authorities require all passengers travelling from Moscow and St Petersburg to undergo a 14-day quarantine in a medical facility. High-alert level and ‘stay-at-home’ orders are in place until 31 May in Moscow and St Petersburg. The Republic of Chechnya has closed its borders and suspended all land and air travel. A curfew has been implemented from 20.00 to 08.00 (local time). Authorities have approved legislation imposing severe punishment — including up to five years in prison — for people convicted of spreading false information about the coronavirus. The legislation also imposes punishments for people breaking quarantine rules, including up to seven years in prison. All residents and visitors, including transit passengers, of Moscow and Moscow region are required to obtain digital permits for movement by private vehicle, taxi and all forms of public transport. The restriction does not apply for essential movement by foot. In St Petersburg and Moscow, however, the wearing of face masks and gloves is compulsory in all public areas from 12 May. Aiport/Airline requirements: IMPORTANT- Air Travelers are asked to familiarize themselves with the information in the link[please copy/ paste to your browser]: https://www.iata.org/contentassets/0fa945557fc1426b833b4d635f822334/russian-federation-ncov-measures.pdf

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    28.05.2020
  • Russia

    International restrictions:

    All international flights, including charter flights and transit flights have been suspended. Exceptions will be made for diplomatic/humanitarian flights and government authorised aircraft and special flights repatriating Russian citizens. An entry ban for foreign travellers is in place until further notice. Categories exempt from the restrictions include diplomatic staff, international truck drivers, travellers with private visas issued under special circumstances by the Russian Foreign Ministry, family members of Russian citizens, certain groups of citizens from countries with which Russia has a visa waiver agreement and specialists who conduct maintenance on imported equipment. CIS citizens as well as those who live in the breakaway separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are exempted from the travel ban. All of the country’s borders remain closed and most international rail services have been suspended until further notice, including trains to Kaliningrad region. Russian nationals returning on repatriation flights will be required to stay under self-imposed quarantine for 14 days at their final destination. Russian nationals who hold permanent residency in another country or dual citizenship are allowed to leave the country.

    Internal restrictions:

    While no federal restrictions on domestic travel have been introduced, a vast number of flights and train services have been cancelled. Some airports have experienced temporary short-notice closures, while Sochi International Airport (AER) and Krasnodar International Airport (KRR, both Krasnodar kray) are operating reduced hours. Some regional airports, including Kazan International Airport (KZN) and Stavropol International Airport (STW) have introduced special permit systems for residents planning to undertake domestic travel. Some regional authorities require all passengers travelling from Moscow and St Petersburg to undergo a 14-day quarantine in a medical facility. High-alert level and ‘stay-at-home’ orders are in place until 31 May in Moscow and St Petersburg. The Republic of Chechnya has closed its borders and suspended all land and air travel. A curfew has been implemented from 20.00 to 08.00 (local time). Authorities have approved legislation imposing severe punishment — including up to five years in prison — for people convicted of spreading false information about the coronavirus. The legislation also imposes punishments for people breaking quarantine rules, including up to seven years in prison. All residents and visitors, including transit passengers, of Moscow and Moscow region are required to obtain digital permits for movement by private vehicle, taxi and all forms of public transport. The restriction does not apply for essential movement by foot. In St Petersburg and Moscow, however, the wearing of face masks and gloves is compulsory in all public areas from 12 May.

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    18.05.2020
  • Russia President extends COVID-19 lockdown until 11 May (Reuters, 28.04.2020). All international flights, including charter flights and transit flights have been suspended. Exceptions will be made for diplomatic/humanitarian flights and government authorised aircraft and special flights repatriating Russian citizens.
    Foreign travellers are barred entry into Russia until at least 1 May.
    Categories exempt from the restrictions include diplomatic staff, international truck drivers, airline crews and existing visa holders entering Russia due to the death of a close relative. CIS citizens as well as those who live in the breakaway separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia are exempted from the travel ban.

    Russia will close its borders starting on March 30 in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus, a government order published on Saturday said. The measure will come into force at all vehicle, rail and pedestrian checkpoints, and apply to Russia’s maritime borders, the government said.
    It will not apply to Russian diplomats and the drivers of freight trucks, among others. (Reuters, 28.03.2020)

    Passengers are not allowed to enter the Russian Fed.
    – This does not apply to nationals of the Russian Fed.;
    – This does not apply to accredited or appointed employees of diplomatic missions, consular offices, international organizations located in Russian Fed. and their family members;
    – This does not apply to airline crew;
    – This does not apply to members of official delegations;
    – This does not apply to travelers with diplomatic, business or normal visas issued in connection with the death of a close relative, as well as visas issued by special decision of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
    – This does not apply to passengers from visa-free countries coming in connection with the death of a close relative, having copies of death certificate, as well as a document confirming family relations;
    – This does not apply to passengers who are family members (spouses, parents, kids, adoptive parents, adopted), guardians and trustees of citizens of the Russian Fed., subject to the presentation of a copy of a document confirming the relationship status;
    – This does not apply to passengers permanently residing in the Russian Fed., as well as transiting through airports without entering the Russian Fed.

    Internal restrictions:

    Domestic flights remain largely unaffected by the flgiht suspension.
    Moscow officials extend partial lockdown until 1 May. (Reuters, 02.03.2020)
    A high-alert level has been introduced in Moscow city. From 30 March, all people (regardless of age) in the capital Moscow and the rest of the Moscow Oblast should self-isolate at home until further notice. Residents will need a special pass to move around the city. Entering and exiting Moscow will still be possible.
    Quarantine introduced in Vyazma, Smolensk Oblast. The decree also prohibits any construction, installation and finishing works, landscaping works on the territory of Vyazma, with the exception of emergency rescue operations.
    Pyatigorsk, Stavropol Krai introduced a quarantine regime on 16 April.

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    10.05.2020
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    [https://www.airport-technology.com/news/covid-19-sheremetyevo-airport-terminal-d/]
    [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/russia]
    [https://www.sobyanin.ru/]
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