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COVID-19 in Russia: 14-Day Quarantine Upon Entry No Longer Needed

We would like to inform you that mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival in the Russian Federation for foreign and Russian citizens has been canceled. Instead, people will need to confirm their COVID-19-free status at the border or be tested upon arrival.

Which law introduces the changes?

Decree of Chief sanitary officer of Russia dated 07.07.2020 No. 18

What are the changes?

14-day quarantine upon arrival to Russia has been cancelled.
Instead foreign citizens arriving to Russia must:

  • Upon entering present a negative test result for the presence of coronavirus infection conducted no earlier than 3 days before entry.
  • If they did not do the test beforehand they must undergo examination within 3 days from the date of arrival in Russia.


Russian citizens are also obliged to undergo testing for COVID-19 in 3 days after arriving to the country.

Employers must inform workers leaving Russia of the abovementioned requirements, and also check if foreign citizens involved in work activities have negative test results.
The Decree does not impose any particular form of notification.

Who is affected?

All foreign citizens and their employers.

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