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16.09.2020 Emirates starting this week is resuming Airbus A380 service on Dubai – Moscow Domodedovo route, replacing Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The airline resumed Moscow service with the 777 on 12SEP20. From 18SEP20 to 24OCT20, the carrier’s twice weekly flights will be operated by the Super Jumbo.

EK133 DXB1010 – 1425DME 388 5
EK131 DXB1615 – 2030DME 388 6

EK134 DME1735 – 2335DXB 388 5
EK132 DME2320 – 0530+1DXB 388 6

Current winter 2020/21 schedule sees Boeing 777-300ER operating Moscow service once daily, between 25OCT20 and 27MAR21.

11.09.2020 Aeroflot Russian Airlines this weekend is resuming additional International routes, after Rosaviatsiya announced airlines can once again operate scheduled service between Moscow and selected pointes in the UAE, Egypt and Maldives. Planned operation as follows.

Moscow Sheremetyevo – Cairo eff 12SEP20 3 weekly A320
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Dubai eff 11SEP20 2 weekly A330-300
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Male eff 13SEP20 2 weekly 777-300ER

Published on 04.09.2020
S7 Airlines delays Moscow – Berlin resumption to Dec 2020

03.09.2020 Aeroflot Russian Airlines during the month of September and October 2020 plans to operate following routes to the US, although there are limitations on flight reservations. Planned operation for the period of 01SEP20 – 24OCT20 as of 02SEP20 as follows.

Moscow Sheremetyevo – Los Angeles 1 weekly 777-300ER (Schedule in October not available)
SU106 SVO1810 – 2020LAX 77W 4
SU107 LAX1850 – 1630+1SVO 77W 5

Moscow Sheremetyevo – New York JFK 2 weekly 777-300ER
SU102 SVO1415 – 1730JFK 77W 27
SU103 JFK1920 – 1145+1SVO 77W 27

Published on 02.09.2020
September 2020 Boeing 747 Scheduled Passenger operations as of 30AUG20

Published on 29.08.2020
Aeroflot W20 European operation changes as of 28AUG20

28.08.2020 Aeroflot Russian Airlines recently filed inventory changes for Moscow Sheremetyevo – Singapore service, scheduled to resume on 25DEC20. Reservation for this route, scheduled 5 weekly with A350-900XWB, is no longer available, as of 27AUG20.

SU280 SVO1940 – 1055+1SIN 359 x46
SU281 SIN1230 – 1830SVO 359 x57

The airline last served Singapore until March 2003.

Aeroflot has started filing changes to its Intercontinental operation for Northern winter 2020/21 season, effective 25OCT20 – 27MAR21. Following routes will see service reductions or cancellations, based on GDS schedule and inventory update as of 27AUG20.

Additional changes will be filed in the next few weeks.

New schedule
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Bangkok Reduce from 3 to 2 daily, 777-300ER operating
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Colombo Planned Mainline A330-200 replacing Rossiya Airlines aircraft (in W19) from 25OCT20 unchanged. 3 of 5 weekly available for reservation
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Delhi Reduce from 14 to 11 weekly, A350-900XWB/A330-300 operating
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Denpasar Planned Mainline service resumption with A350-900XWB unchanged, replacing Rossiya 777-300ER. 3 of 4 weekly available for reservation
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Guangzhou Reduce from 7 to 4 weekly, A330-300 operating
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Havana Service cancelled in winter season
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Ho Chi Minh City Service cancelled in winter season
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Hong Kong Reduce from 7 to 3 weekly, 777-300ER operating
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Male Reservation currently not available for the period of 20DEC20 – 15JAN21. A350-900XWB operating 5 weekly (7 weekly from 21DEC20)
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Miami Reduce from 5 to 3 weekly, A350-900XWB operating
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Mumbai Service cancelled in winter season. This route is now scheduled to begin on 29MAR21
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Phuket Reduce from 14 to 11 weekly, 777-300ER operating
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Shanghai Pu Dong Reduce from 2 to 1 daily, 777-300ER operating
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Singapore Planned service resumption since March 2003, reservation for 5 weekly A350-900XWB from 25DEC20 is no longer available
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Washington Dulles Service cancelled in winter season
19.08.2020 Aeroflot Russian Airlines for the remainder of August 2020 schedules following International service, based on 16AUG20 OAG schedules listing. Except service for London and Turkey, certain booking limitations may be applied, due to travel restrictions.

Moscow Sheremetyevo – Amsterdam 1 weekly A320
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Antalya 3 daily various aircraft
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Barcelona 2 weekly A320/321
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Bishkek 1 weekly 777-300ER
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Bodrum 1 daily A321
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Dalaman 1 daily A320/321
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Frankfurt 2 weekly 777-300ER
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Geneva eff 15AUG20 1 weekly A330-300/777-300ER
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Istanbul 4 daily various aircraft
Moscow Sheremetyevo – London Heathrow 2 daily A321/777-300ER
Moscow Sheremetyevo – New York JFK 2 weekly 777-300ER
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Paris CDG 2 weekly A321
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Prague 2 weekly A320
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Rome 2 weekly A321/350-900XWB
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Shanghai Pu Dong 1 weekly 777-300ER
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Tel Aviv 1 weekly 777-300ER

Published on 18.08.2020
Aeroflot August 2020 International operations as of 16AUG20
S7 Airlines August 2020 International operations as of 16AUG20

Published on 12.08.2020
Aeroflot suspends Zagreb and Tivat flights for 2020

Published on 06.08.2020
Aeroflot to cancel part of previously scheduled international flights until August 31

04.08.2020 Aeroflot this past weekend resumed scheduled point-to-point traffic rights on International routes. For the month of August 2020, the Skyteam member will once again carry passengers with itinerary originating from/terminating in Moscow, as the airline previously can only operate flights for International connecting passengers (such as Seoul – Moscow – London).

Following is planned operation for the period of 01AUG20 – 14AUG20.

Moscow Sheremetyevo – Antalya eff 10AUG20 2 daily
Moscow Sheremetyevo – Istanbul 
eff 01AUG20 3 daily
Moscow Sheremetyevo – London Heathrow 
eff 01AUG20 8 weekly

Published on 25.07.2020
Aeroflot to resume flights to London and Istanbul from August 1

Published on 24.07.2020
Aeroflot begins Orsk / Penza service from mid-July 2020
Aeroflot delays Ulan-Ude service to late-March 2021

23.07.2020 Ural Airlines in late-June 2020’s schedule update removed planned service resumption on Moscow Domodedovo – London Stansted route, previously scheduled to resume from 13JUL20.

The airline originally scheduled 4 weekly flights with Airbus A320 aircraft with following schedule.

U6745 DME0900 – 1050STN 320 14
U6745 DME1150 – 1340STN 320 25

U6746 STN1200 – 1740DME 320 14
U6746 STN1440 – 2020DME 320 25

Ural Airlines in August and September 2020 plans to offer new seasonal service to Spain, where it schedules Moscow Domodedovo – Girona route. From 01AUG20 to 26SEP20, Airbus A321 aircraft operates this route twice weekly.

U61737 DME1320 – 1645GRO 321 36
U61738 GRO1745 – 2255DME 321 36

Published on 18.07.2020
Flights to Croatia: Aeroflot to Resume Moscow to Split, Jet2 Delays Zadar to 2021

Published on 16.07.2020
Nordwind adds Sochi – Saratov service from late-July 2020

Published on 15.07.2020
Wizz Air further expands St. Petersburg network in 2020/21

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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  • Passengers are not permitted to enter the Russian Federation.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Nationals and permanent residents of the Russian Federation,
    • Nationals of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Abkhazia and South Ossetia areas of Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan,
    • Nationals and permanent residents of Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey or the United Kingdom provided arriving from their country of residence,
    • Accredited diplomats and their family members,
    • Employees of international organisations,
    • International automobile, air, marine, locomotive and train crew,
    • Passengers in transit,
    • Passengers travelling on a visa due to the death of a family member.
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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

Self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to PCR.

You will be required to self-isolate if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19 and/or if you test positive for COVID-19. You will be required to self-isolate until you have recovered and tested negative for COVID-19 on a PCR test. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

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COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Travelers must carry a medical certificate in English or Russian with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arriving into the country. This is valid also when transiting Russian Federation. The medical certificate must be issued in Russian or in English.You should check the specific COVID-19 test requirements airlines have in place in advance of your flight. Different airlines have different requirements and may refuse boarding if they are not met.

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  • Russia Seven ministries of Greece adopted a resolution according to which up to 500 Russian citizens can enter the country every week if they do not have COVID-19. The text of the document, effective from 7 to 21 September, was published by the Greek website Forin.gr.

    Entry to Greece is possible only by air via the airports of Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklion on the island of Crete.
    https://www.forin.gr/articles/article/37691/kua-d1a-gp-oik-53623-2020-epibolh-twn-metrwn-ths-elegxomenhs-eisodou-tou-deigmatolhptikou-ergasthriakou-elegxou-kai-tou-proswrinou-periorismou-monimwn-katoikwn-ths-rwsikhs-omospondias-pros-perior

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    02.09.2020
  • Russia Russia to resume flights to and from Switzerland on August 15 (TASS, 01.08.2020)
    Russia plans to resume international flights from some airports on 1 August. (Reuters, 24.07.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights are now operating to and from Russia on a limited number of routes. Regular international flights have resumed from the airports of Moscow, Moscow Region, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don, with certain countries Individual airlines will have up-to-date flight information.
    On 18 March 2020 the Russian government introduced restrictions on entry into the whole country for almost all foreign citizens. On 30 March, temporary restrictions on entry and exit via Russia’s land borders were enforced. The duration of these remains unspecified. The restrictions do not apply to certain groups, including members of diplomatic missions and highly qualified specialists.
    Foreigners arriving in Russia must provide a medical certificate (in Russian or English) with the test result for a COVID-19 PCR test conducted not more than three days prior to arrival. If the test result is positive, the traveller will be required to self-isolate until they have recovered and have tested negative on a PCR test. If travellers do not provide the above documentation, they will be required to take a PCR test for COVID-19 at their own expense within three days of arriving in Russia. You should check the specific COVID-19 test requirements airlines have in place in advance of your flight. Different airlines have different requirements and may refuse boarding if they are not met. In Moscow, express PCR COVID-19 tests are available in Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo airports as well as in a number of state and private clinics.
    The government will extend the temporary stay or permanent residency of foreigners and stateless persons in Russia until 15 September. As of 9 June, Russian citizens are permitted to go abroad for work, for education, or any other essential purpose. Russian nationals who are permanent citizens of other countries or having dual citizenship are allowed to leave the country. Anyone arriving into airports will be temperature-checked. The city of Moscow requires travellers to enter a 14-day quarantine after arrival.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Some domestic flights have resumed. Many hotels in Russia remain open. 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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    13.08.2020
  • Russia Russia to resume flights to and from Switzerland on August 15 (TASS, 01.08.2020)
    Russia plans to resume international flights from some airports on 1 August. (Reuters, 24.07.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights are now operating to and from Russia on a limited number of routes. Regular international flights have resumed from the airports of Moscow, Moscow Region, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don, with certain countries Individual airlines will have up-to-date flight information. Foreigners arriving in Russia must provide a medical certificate (in Russian or English) with the test result for a COVID-19 PCR test conducted not more than three days prior to arrival. If the test result is positive, the traveller will be required to self-isolate until they have recovered and have tested negative on a PCR test. If travellers do not provide the above documentation, they will be required to take a PCR test for COVID-19 at their own expense within three days of arriving in Russia. The government will extend the temporary stay or permanent residency of foreigners and stateless persons in Russia until 15 September.
    As of 9 June, Russian citizens are permitted to go abroad for work, for education, or any other essential purpose. Russian nationals who are permanent citizens of other countries or having dual citizenship are allowed to leave the country.
    The city of Moscow requires travellers to enter a 14-day quarantine after arrival.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Some domestic flights have resumed. Many hotels in Russia remain open. 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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    12.08.2020
  • Russia Aeroflot has canceled scheduled flights to 85 cities around the world until August 31 due to quarantine restrictions.

    Flights will not be operated on routes to Kazakhstan, Spain, Netherlands, Greece, Azerbaijan, Thailand, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Belgium, Hungary, Bulgaria, Uzbekistan, Romania, Lebanon, Poland, USA, Austria, Lithuania, Cuba, China, Hong Kong , India, Ireland, Armenia, Croatia, Moldova, Denmark, Cyprus, France, Portugal, Slovenia, Norway, Czech Republic, Latvia, Sweden, Estonia, Israel, Japan, Mongolia, Vietnam, Finland, Switzerland.

    Aeroflot promised to automatically refund tickets for canceled flights if they were purchased after May 1, 2020 through the airline’s website or the air carrier’s call center. Passengers will receive a refund in the form with which they paid for the booking.

    If the payment was made at the office or travel agency, you must apply for a refund at the place of purchase of the ticket.

    For bookings made before May 1, 2020, Aeroflot offers to issue a voucher instead of a refund, which can be used to pay for new tickets.

    A full list of Aeroflot destinations whose flights were canceled until August 31, 2020:

    Aktau,
    Aktobe,
    Alicante,
    Almaty,
    Amsterdam,
    Atyrau,
    Athens,
    Baku,
    Bangkok,
    Barcelona,
    Beirut,
    Berlin,
    Bishkek,
    Bologna,
    Brussels,
    Budapest,
    Burgas, Bukhara,
    Bucharest,
    Valencia,
    Warsaw,
    Washington,
    Vein,
    Venice,
    Verona,
    Vilnius,
    Havana,
    Hamburg,
    Hanover,
    Hong Kong,
    Guangzhou,
    Delhi,
    Dresden,
    Dublin,
    Dusseldorf,
    Yerevan,
    Zagreb,
    Heraklion,
    Karaganda,
    Kishinev,
    Copenhagen,
    Kostanay,
    Kyzylorda,
    Larnaca,
    Lyon,
    Lisbon,
    Los Angeles,
    Ljubljana,
    Madrid,
    Miami,
    Malaga,
    Marseilles,
    Milan,
    Munich,
    Naples,
    Nice,
    Nur-Sultan,
    New York,
    Oslo, Osh,
    Palma de Mallorca,
    Paris,
    Beijing,
    Prague,
    Phuket,
    Riga,
    Rome,
    Rimini,
    Thessaloniki,
    Samarkand,
    Sofia,
    Split,
    Stockholm,
    Tallinn,
    Tashkent,
    Tel Aviv,
    Tenerife,
    Tokyo,
    Ulan Bator,
    Frankfurt,
    Hanoi,
    Helsinki,
    Ho Chi Minh City,
    Zurich,
    Shanghai,
    Stuttgart,
    Shymkent.
    The Russian government allowed in August to resume international flights from the airports of Moscow, the Moscow region, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don to London, Istanbul, Ankara and Zanzibar.

    After that, Aeroflot announced the resumption of flights from the Moscow Sheremetyevo airport to London, Istanbul and Antalya.

    Source: avianews.com

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    06.08.2020
  • Russia Russia plans to resume international flights from some airports on 1 August. (Reuters, 24.07.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    On 18 March the Russian government introduced restrictions on entry into the whole country for almost all foreign citizens. On 30 March, temporary restrictions on entry and exit via Russia’s land borders were enforced. The duration of these remains unspecified. The restrictions do not apply to certain groups, including members of diplomatic missions and highly qualified specialists. From 15 July, the Russian authorities are beginning to lift some restrictions on international flights with some countries. You should check the specific COVID-19 test requirements airlines have in place in advance of your flight. Different airlines have different requirements and may refuse boarding if they are not met. In Moscow, express PCR COVID-19 tests are available in Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo airports as well as in a number of state and private clinics. Anyone arriving into airports will be temperature-checked. From 15 July, the Russian government no longer requires all arrivals to the country to remain in quarantine for a period of 14 days if arriving on a regularly scheduled flight. Instead, you will be required to self-isolate if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19 and/or if you test positive for COVID-19. You will be required to self-isolate until you have recovered and tested negative for COVID-19 on a PCR test. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Many hotels in Russia remain open. 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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    30.07.2020
  • Russia The Government of the Russian Federation made a decision to resume international flights with a number of states.

    From 00 h. 00 min. On August 1, 2020, air traffic from the airports of Moscow, Moscow Region, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don to the UK (London), Turkey (Istanbul and Ankara) and Tanzania (Zanzibar) will resume. From 00 h. 00 min. On August 10, 2020, flights from these Russian cities to Antalya, Dalaman and Bodrum (Republic of Turkey) will also resume.

    The flights will be operated by Russian and foreign airlines on a regular and charter basis. The previously introduced restrictions on the number of passengers arriving per day in Moscow and the regions on these routes have been canceled.

    https://m.favt.ru

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    26.07.2020
  • Russia Russia plans to resume international flights from some airports on 1 August. (Reuters, 24.07.2020)

    *****International Restrictions:
    On 18 March the Russian government introduced restrictions on entry into the whole country for almost all foreign citizens. On 30 March, temporary restrictions on entry and exit via Russia’s land borders were enforced. The duration of these remains unspecified. The restrictions do not apply to certain groups, including members of diplomatic missions and highly qualified specialists. From 15 July, the Russian authorities are beginning to lift some restrictions on international flights with some countries.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Many hotels in Russia remain open. 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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    24.07.2020
  • Russia *****International Restrictions:
    On 18 March the Russian government introduced restrictions on entry into the whole country for almost all foreign citizens. On 30 March, temporary restrictions on entry and exit via Russia’s land borders were enforced. The duration of these remains unspecified. The restrictions do not apply to certain groups, including members of diplomatic missions and highly qualified specialists. From 15 July, the Russian authorities are beginning to lift some restrictions on international flights with some countries.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Many hotels in Russia remain open. 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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    17.07.2020
  • Russia *****International Restrictions:
    Commercial flights are now operating to and from Russia on a limited number of routes. From 15 July, the Russian authorities are beginning to lift some restrictions on international flights with some countries. From 15 July, all foreign nationals arriving in Russia are asked to provide one of the following (in English or Russian): a medical certificate confirming you have tested negative for COVID-19 on a Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test conducted not more than 3 days before arrival; a medical certificate confirming you have tested positive for the presence of COVID-19 IgG antibodies; If you do not provide the above documentation, you will be required to take a PCR test for COVID-19 at your own expense within three days of arriving in Russia. Anyone arriving into airports will be temperature-checked. From 15 July, the Russian government no longer requires all arrivals to the country to remain in quarantine for a period of 14 days. Instead, you will be required to self-isolate if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19 and/or if you test positive for COVID-19. You will be required to self-isolate until you have recovered and tested negative for COVID-19 on a PCR test. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Many hotels in Russia remain open. 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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    15.07.2020
  • Russia International air travel expected to resume on 15 July (Reuters, 08.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights are now operating to and from Russia on a limited number of routes.
    On 30 March, temporary restrictions on entry and exit via Russia’s land borders were enforced. The duration of these remains unspecified. The restrictions do not apply to certain groups including members of diplomatic missions. Anyone arriving into airports will be temperature-checked and may be tested for COVID-19 at the airport on arrival. The Russian government requires that all arrivals to the country should remain in quarantine for a period of 14 days, regardless of whether they show symptoms.

    *****

    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. 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. Many hotels in Russia remain open.

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    09.07.2020
  • 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)

    *****

    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.

    *****

    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)

    *****

    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.

    *****

    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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