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COVID-19 IN RUSSIA: NEW EXEMPTIONS FOR EAEU COUNTRIES

Please be informed that the Russian government has lifted restrictions on entry for citizens of EAEU countries who take flights from Belarus and Armenia from 1 February until 1 March 2021 included with specific conditions, as per the Decree No. 136-r dated 25.01.2021.

Also, foreign nationals who enter Russia on the basis of approvals from Russian Ministries will be able to check their entry approval using the governmental Public Services portal.

What are the changes?

1. Nationals of EAEU countries (Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus) may enter Russia during the trial implementation of the EAEU “Travel without COVID-19” program if they meet the following conditions:

  • They may enter from 1 February until 1 March 2021 included
  • They may enter by direct flights from Belarus and Armenia and only via Russian airports included in a list approved by the Russian government
  • They must present a negative COVID-19 test result displayed in the mobile app “I travel without COVID-19”

2. As per the statement made by the Operative staff for the prevention of importing and spreading of the new coronavirus infection, foreign nationals who enter Russia on the basis of approvals from Russian Ministries (including HQS and technical specialists), as well as airline representatives, will be able to check the approval for entry using a simplified personal account created on the Public Services portal (Gosuslugi.ru).

Intermark comment

We expect that the possibility to check the approval for entry via the Public Services portal will be available in practice only for newly submitted requests for such approval. If you seek assistance with checking the status of entry approval using the Public Services personal account, please feel free to contact your dedicated Intermark consultant.

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