As per the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation №635-R of March-16 2020 [text of the Decree] on restricting the entry to the territory of the Russian Federation of all foreign citizens and stateless persons to contain the coronavirus outbreak, processing of Russian visas and visa invitations is temporarily suspended.  
The current list of the permitted foreign states is as follows:

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • China
  • Columbia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • The Bahamas
  • The Republic of Korea
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Zimbabwe

Entry to the territory of the Russian Federation as well as applying for a visa for all other nationals on common grounds is still not possible (unless you fall into one of the categories under exceptional conditions -  such as close relatives of Russian citizens, pilots, HQS, persons coming for medical treatment, [please check the full list here]).

IMPORTANT! Citizens and legal residents of the permitted states can now enter Russia through air checkpoints from any country that is included in the list of states permitted for entry into the Russian Federation (this refers both to direct and connecting flights) if they have a valid Russian visa of any type. To board a plane a medical document (in Russian or English) confirming the negative result of laboratory testing of material for COVID-19 by PCR must be provided by all foreign nationals regardless of being vaccinated or not, the material for the test must be taken no earlier than 48 hours before arrival in the Russian Federation.

Attention! As of 01.03.2022 air travel is suspended until further notice between the countries mentioned below:

  • Austria
  • Albania
  • Anguilla (British Overseas Territory)
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Great Britain
  • Hungary
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Denmark + Greenland + Faroe Islands + Territorial Sea
  • Jersey
  • Ireland
  • Iceland
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Canada
  • Cyprus
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Croatia
  • Czech
  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • Estonia

 
 
 
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