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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. Poland 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 203 356 035 people, among the total — 4 302 588 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 Tuesday, 10 August 2021), the number of cases in Russia is 6 469 910 people, total deaths are 165 650, and 534 279 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 Poland?

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: Partial

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://www.mos.ru/en/city/projects/covid-19/
  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, Poland 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 Poland 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 (Monday, 9 August 2021) the borders of Russia are fully open for 29/ 38 countries, partially open for 22/ 38 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 many foreign nationals. There are exemptions such as for members of diplomatic missions, certain work-travelers who qualify as highly qualified specialists, for medical treatment, 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 Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Cuba, Czechia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, North Macedonia, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Turkey, United Kingdom, UAE, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, and Vietnam are allowed to enter if arriving on a direct flight from these countries. Effective August 9th, Russia will resume flights with Egypt, Bahrain, the Dominican Republic, and Moldova.Citizens of Armenia, Belarus, Kazachstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan may also arrive on a direct flight from Armenia, Belarus, Kazachstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. 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.Russian citizens and residents returning from abroad will be required to self-isolate until they test negative. Those vaccinated or with a recent certificate of recovery are exempt.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.Be aware that individual regions are allowed to set their own additional rules regarding quarantine for travelers.

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 Poland open?

Today (Tuesday, 10 August 2021) Poland’s borders are fully open to 31/ 38 countries, partially open — to 20/ 38 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 Poland are partially or completely open:

In Poland, 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 Poland. 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 Poland

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 Poland 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: 6 469 910
  • Sick right now: 534 279
  • Number of deaths: 165 650
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Russia:

It is necessary to wear a face mask in shops, on public transport and in other crowded places.Entertainments in Moscow are limited — they can be attended by no more than a 500 people at a time. Dance floors, fan zones, and other venues having no seats are able to enter for those who have been immunized against coronavirus. Namely, those who have been vaccinated, who have had COVID-19 within the last six months, who have a negative PCR test that is valid for three days. To confirm protection against coronavirus, one needs to download or print a special QR-code.The elderly are advised to refrain from travels, stay at home or in the country.It is recommended to switch to remote work for as many workers as possible who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least 30 percent of the staff). This is especially true of Muscovites over 65 and people with chronic diseases who have not yet been vaccinated.
Source:https://www.mos.ru/en/city/projects/covid-19/

Actual data of COVID-19 in Poland

Current statistics on coronavirus in Poland:

  • Total cases of covid infection: 2 884 162
  • Sick right now: 154 253
  • Number of deaths: 75 285
  • Recent morbidity: declining

Situation with lockdown in Poland:

From 29 May:-Reopening of restaurants indoors, with a maximum occupancy of 50% and under strict sanitary regime (safe distance between tables and limit of persons per table) -Possibility to organise events such as weddings and communions indoors, with a limit of 50 people and under strict sanitary regime (safe distance between tables and limit of persons per table) -Reopening of cinemas and theatres with a maximum occupancy of 50% of the facility and under strict sanitary regime -Sports in indoor facilities and swimming pools accessible to everybody with a maximum occupancy up to 50% (with audience) -Sports in gyms and fitness clubs with a limit of 1 person per 15m2 and under strict sanitary regime -Primary and secondary schools: learning in presence for all students under strict sanitary regime
Source:https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/POL/6001

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 Poland 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 Poland and  during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2021?