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Foreigners could be required to present fingerprints

Foreigners could be required to present fingerprints

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
A new federal law on migrants is under development at the Russian Interior Ministry. The plan of new law provides for fingerprinting and medical examination before the arrival of foreigners in Russia. Read
Finnish visas can be issued in Russia starting September 7th

Finnish visas can be issued in Russia starting September 7th

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
The Finnish authorities have decided to resume the work of visa centers in Russia from September 7th. After announcement of pandemic in March, the Finnish Visa Сenters stopped working in Russia. Applicants applied for visa only at the Finnish representations. Read
Borders of Poland, Belarus and Moldova are opened for Russia

Borders of Poland, Belarus and Moldova are opened for Russia

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
According to RIA Novosti, some countries are resuming flights. The Polish authorities have excluded Russia from list of countries prohibited from entering Poland. Read
Putin named condition for opening borders of Russia

Putin named condition for opening borders of Russia

Friday, August 28, 2020
Russian President Vladimir Putin noted the need to open borders with other countries and stressed that it should not trigger a new coronavirus outbreak. Read
Finland is closed till September 8

Finland is closed till September 8

Monday, August 17, 2020
Finland has extended entry ban for Russian citizens till September 8 due to increase of COVID-19 new cases in the world. The press service of Finnish government announced this on August 6. Read
Montenegro allowed entry to Russian citizens from August 7

Montenegro allowed entry to Russian citizens from August 7

Monday, August 10, 2020
Russian citizens will be able to enter Montenegro from August 7th. This was announced by the government of the country. Read
Russia lifts travel ban for Swiss citizens

Russia lifts travel ban for Swiss citizens

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin lifted ban to enter to Russia for Swiss citizens August 1. This decree was published on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers on August 2. Read
Visas rules at Russia Visa Application Center in the UK

Visas rules at Russia Visa Application Center in the UK

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Starting July 25, restrictions on entry to Russia were lifted for British citizens applying for all types of visas. Read
Russia resumes international flights

Russia resumes international flights

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
According to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, international flights will partially resume starting August 1. At cabinet meeting on July 24, Mishustin explained that the Russian authorities were relied on the epidemiological situation in other countries and principles of mutuality. Read
Rospotrebnadzor canceled quarantine for foreigners

Rospotrebnadzor canceled quarantine for foreigners

Monday, July 20, 2020
From July 15, 2020, the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare has canceled the 14 days isolation for foreigners arriving in Russia by regular flights from countries with which it is planned to resume air traffic. Foreigners must have a negative result of the study of materials on COVID-19, selected not earlier than three days before arrival in Russia. Read
Russia to discuss resume of international flights from July 15

Russia to discuss resume of international flights from July 15

Monday, July 13, 2020
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova proposed to discuss an opening of international flights after July 15. It means a gradual return to normal life amid the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the basis must be the principle of reciprocity, Tatyana Golikova emphasized. Read
Electronic visa in Russia will become a multiple entry visa

Electronic visa in Russia will become a multiple entry visa

Monday, July 6, 2020
According to Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Yevgeny Ivanov, the Russian government admits the possibility that the electronic visa introduced from January 1, 2021 will be multiple entry visa. Read

Tourist visa

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Business visas vary in number of permitted entries (for single-, double- and multiple-entry trips) and validity period (from 30 days to 1 year and more). The complete term of stay in Russia on a business visa should not exceed 90 days within each 180 days.

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