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All actual information about COVID-19 (prevention, statistics, symptoms and more) you can find on WHO website and in Google feed.

2019 divided the history of most countries into «before» and «after». We are talking about a pandemic that has swept the whole world. The SARS-CoV-2 virus was first identified among residents of Hubei province (China). In just a few months, a disease called Covid-19 has spread to the inhabitants of the entire planet. Italy and Russia were not an exception.

Why is covid so dangerous? Regardless of the level of development of a particular state, medical care and other factors, millions of people have become victims of the coronavirus. According to the latest data, this figure is 177 039 062 people, among the total — 3 832 951 deaths. The main symptoms of the disease are: shortness of breath, high fever, dry cough, loss of taste and smell. The world’s leading countries have developed or are working on the production of their own vaccines that protect against COVID-19. Naturally, vaccination is not a 100% guarantee of protection against coronavirus, however, when infected, the disease is transferred much easier.

According to current data (statistics for Saturday, 5 June 2021), the number of cases in Russia is 5 117 274 people, total deaths are 123 436, and 264 761 are sick right now. Such statistics forced the government of the state of Russia to impose certain restrictions on flights and border crossing.

Is it allowed to enter Russia from Italy?

Current statistics on the restrictions on entry to Russia:

  • Open to Russian citizens: Yes
  • Open to s: Partially
  • Open to foreigners and tourists: Partially
  • Quarantine (lockdown) in Russia: No

During the most «acute» periods of the pandemic, the following restrictions are applied in Russia:

  1. Foreigners can enter the territory of Russia only if absolutely necessary: study in Russia, employment, residence permit. For more information about the conditions of entry, read the official sources of the Russian government: https://ru.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
  2. Availability of the test: Negative PCR results required for all countries.

All countries are divided into 3 main categories by the Russian Ministry of Health:

  • «Green» (low rate of spread of coronavirus)
  • «Orange» (average rate of spread of coronavirus)
  • «Red» (high rate of spread of coronavirus)

In this regard, the Russian government acts in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Association. The distribution of states into separate categories is updated regularly. At the moment, Italy ranks among the states of the «Orange» category.

The main reasons for the introduction of new restrictions are coronavirus mutations, an increase in the number of cases, and insufficient vaccination rates.

Rules for entering Russia from Italy in 2021

At the moment, Russia is partially opened to foreigners, including s. Quarantine measures are applied to tourism and trade.

Before travelling to Russia, s must pass the PCR test no earlier than 72 hours in advance and submit a written document of an international standard (in English). Also, at the time of arrival, there should be no signs of SARS (fever, chills, runny nose, cough, etc.).

Is it necessary to comply with quarantine and take a PCR test when entering Russia?

Negative PCR results required for all countries.

Self-isolation required if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19

For which countries are the borders with Russia open?

Today (Saturday, 5 June 2021) the borders of Russia are fully open for 29/ 32 countries, partially open for 21/ 32 countries. See how we collect data and find out why not all countries are included in the statistics.

List of countries for which the borders with Estonia are partially or completely open:

In Russia, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, all shops work without restrictions. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Foreigners can cross the Russian border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:

Russia has restricted the entry of most foreign nationals. There are some exemptions such as for members of diplomatic missions, certain work-travelers who qualify as highly qualified specialists, for medical treatment, passengers with the UEFA 2021 FAN ID card (until July 2), for students (with written approval from their universities and submitted to the Federal Security Service by the university) returning to Russia for their studies, and for caring for close family members as well.Citizens (or residents) of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Qatar, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom, UAE, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, and Vietnam are allowed to enter if arriving on a direct flight from these countries. Starting May 25th, Russia also resumed flights with Iceland, Malta, Mexico, Portugal, and Saudi Arabia, although the number of flights is very limited.Citizens of Armenia, Belarus, Kazachstan, and Kyrgyzstan may also arrive on a direct flight. They must have a negative PCR COVID-19 test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival with a green QR code in the app «Traveling Without COVID-19.»Travelers (other than Russian citizens) have to present a printed medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 3 days before arrival. The certificate can be in Russian or in English, and a notarized translation to Russian is acceptable. This includes travelers transiting as well.Travelers are also required to pass two PCR COVID-19 tests (one within 3 days after arriving and the second within 5 days) and submit the test results via the Public Services Portal.Those arriving to Russia for permanent work purposes, including Highly Qualified Specialist (HQS) visa holders, and travelers from the UK have to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival.Flights to and from the UK are suspended until at least June 16, and flights to and from

At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entering the territory of Russia. At the same time, the Russian government recommends waiting for travel to countries with extremely high rates of covid-19 spread (red zone).

For which countries are the borders with Italy open?

Today (Saturday, 5 June 2021) Italy’s borders are fully open to 31/ 32 countries, partially open — to 20/ 32 countries. See how we collect data and find out why not all countries are included in the statistics.

List of countries for which the borders with Italy are partially or completely open:

In Italy, bars and restaurants work with restrictions, all shops work without restrictions. Public events (exhibitions, concerts, museums, etc.) are allowed but with restrictions.

Foreigners can cross the border if all the conditions for entering the country are strictly kept to:



At the moment, there are no other restrictions on entry into Italy. At the same time, the government recommends waiting for travel to countries with extremely high rates of covid-19 spread (red zone).

The cheapest flights to Russia from Italy

The resumption of full-fledged air communication is gradual. At the moment, direct flights to Russia are limited, so it is possible to get to Russia with transfers. We offer the best air fares from Italy to Russia. Today you have the opportunity to book tickets at an affordable price. A pandemic is not a barrier to business and travel.

We constantly monitor the situation with the spread of coronavirus and are always ready to provide you with up-to-date information.

Actual data of COVID-19 in Russia

Current coronavirus statistics in Russia:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 5 117 274
  • Sick right now: 264 761
  • Number of deaths: 123 436
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Russia:

Businesses, transportation, and government institutions are largely operating as normal; most restrictions to slow the spread of the virus have been revoked. As a result, products and services are widely available as before the start of the pandemic. Grocery stores are well stocked and operating normal hours. Some jurisdictions place limitations on large gatherings and mass events.On October 28th, the government of the Russian Federation reinstated a requirement to wear masks in crowded public areas, including public transportation, taxis, parking lots, and elevators. This order applies to the entire country.
Source:https://ru.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

>Actual data of COVID-19 in Russia

Current statistics on coronavirus in Russia:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 4 230 153
  • Sick right now: 195 369
  • Number of deaths: 126 472
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Russia:

Enhanced measures are in place across Italy to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus:-A nightly curfew is in place in all regions from 10pm to 5am. You cannot leave your place of residence during this time apart from for emergency, work or health reasons. -You'll need to carry a self-declaration form explaining your reasons for travel during these hours -There is a strong recommendation from the Italian Government that people do not travel by public or private transport except for work, health reasons, or for reasons of necessity -Public transport is operating at 50% capacity and its use is discouraged except for essential purposes-Funerals are permitted to take place with limited attendance. Religious ceremonies are permitted. Receptions following civil and religious ceremonies are banned -Dance activity in nightclubs and open air venues has been suspended and parties are not permitted -Social distancing of one metre must be observed -The use of masks is mandatory in all public spaces, whether outdoors or indoors. You should pay close attention to signage when travelling and carry a mask with you at all timesAll regions have been designated «yellow», «orange» or «red» regions with a variety of restrictive measures in place. In «yellow» regions, from 26 April-Bars and restaurants with outdoor seating can reopen until 10pm. Indoor table service to resume from 1 June until 6pm -Hotel restaurant service permitted at any hour for guests only -Cinemas, theatres and concert venues can reopen, with limited capacity and pre-assigned seating -Museums and exhibits can reopen but must be pre-booked at least one day in advance -From 15 May, beach facilities and open air swimming pools can open -Fairs are permitted from 15 June and conferences from 1 July -Limited attendance to outdoor competitive group sports from 1 June -Spas and theme parks will reopen on 1 JulyIn «orange» and «red» regionsUnless you have a «green certificate» (see above), a self-declaration is required to move within an orange or a red region. Movement is only permitted for cases of absolute necessity, work or health.In «red» and «orange» regions, bars and eateries are closed and only shops selling essential items are open. Eateries can provide a takeaway service for delivery between 5am and 10pm.More information on regional classifications, or on regional COVID zones is available on the Ministry of Health website www.salute.gov.it/portale/nuovocoronavirus/dettaglioFaqNuovoCoronavirus.jsp?lingua=english&id=230#11 (in English)
Source:https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/staying-during-coronavirus

Thus, the restrictions associated with the coronavirus dictate living conditions in 2021. Each state has developed its own border crossing rules and entry rules. It all depends on the general situation with the spread of COVID-19.

However, even in a pandemic, you can leave Italy for Russia with the necessary permits:

Negative PCR results required for all countries.

Self-isolation required if you develop any symptoms of COVID-19

When will Russia open its borders to Italy and  during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2021?