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Russia Travel Restrictions

197.9 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
11.94% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 11.19% last week
Most visitors from Israel will not be allowed to enter Russia.

Russia border status

The Russian government allows entry of foreigners for medical treatment or in order to care for relatives in Russia. Travelers with a close family member who is a Russian national may enter the country, but must provide supporting documentation of their relationship. Travelers may transit through Russian airports, as long as they are not entering the country.


Outgoing travel to RussiaTraveling from Israel to Russia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Visitors from Israel must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Russia.
Exceptions

Russian citizens are required to take a COVID-19 test using the PCR method within 3 calendar days after arrival in Russia. They must post the test results at EPGU by filling up the form.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Israel will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Russia.
Details and exceptions

Travelers entering Russia for permanent work purposes including Highly Qualified Specialist (HQS) visa holders are subject to a 14-day self-isolation upon arrival. All other arrivals are not required to self-isolate if arriving on a regularly scheduled flight, provided they can show a negative test certificate.

Travelers who do not provide the above documentation will be required to take a PCR test for COVID-19 at their own expense within three days of arriving in Russia.


Return travelReturning to Israel from Russia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Travelers returning from Russia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Israel.
Exceptions

All passengers, including protected individual (vaccinated and individual who recovered from COVID-19) must present a PCR test. It must be written in English and the passport number of the tested person must be indicated.

All inbound international passengers must pay for COVID-19 (PCR) tests required for entry to Israel.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors returning from Russia will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Israel.
Details and exceptions

This may be shortened to 10 days upon the completion of two negative coronavirus tests (one upon arrival and one after 9 days of self-isolation).


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Russia

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

FAQs

  • Most visitors from Israel can enter Russia but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 14 days

  • Travelers from from Israel are required to isolate for 14 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travelers coming from Israel will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

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