Covid-19 Virus Restrictions (Necessary as a result of the global pandemic)
Covid-19 Virus Restrictions
Before leaving for a tour of Russia, it’s important to check in with the tour manager to get the latest information about Covid-19.
To gain entry to Russia, a negative PCR test is required. The testing applies to all, including those already vaccinated (even with Russian vaccines) or visitors who have previously been diagnosed with Covid-19.
Protective face masks are compulsory throughout Russia and fines are levied for non-compliance. Entry to Russia is restricted to tourists from the 67 countries shown in the table below.
Every different region has regulations specific to that particular area. The most recent legislation is published on стопкоронавирус.рф website or the Russia Travel National Tourist Portal and the visitor is well advised to visit these hubs.
If a foreign tourist is unable to receive a QR code, this requirement can be overcome by taking a PCR test. This particular regional rule does not extend to all regions but does not apply to Russian tourists.
To gain access to most museums – excluding park-type and open-air museums, either a QR code or a negative PCR test result must be available for inspection.
Passangers travelling from these countries are allowed to enter Russia
18. Dominican Republic
44. New Zealand
48. Saudi Arabia
49. North Macedonia
64. Sri Lanka
65. Czech Republic