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In 2019, the city of Wuhan (China) became famous all over the world. Such «popularity» was associated with the rapid spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It is known that coronavirus is transmitted in two ways — by airborne droplets and by contact.

The respiratory virus of a new type has already spread throughout the world. Russia was no exception.

Coronavirus in Russia: statistics common for the country of Russia

According to the latest data, 177 039 062 people became victims of COVID-19, of which 3 832 951 deaths. On the territory of Russia — 5 117 274, of which 123 436 deaths.
Over the last day (data on Saturday, 5 June 2021), the number of infected increased by 2971, +76 deaths. Thus, the mortality rate in Russia is 2.41%.

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

Is it possible to enter Russia today, in 2021?

At the moment (Saturday, 5 June 2021) Russia is available for tourists but with restrictions. At the same time, it is important to comply with the rules and requirements that are regulated by internal documents. Here is what official sources say for tourists planning to come to Russia:

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

You can read more about entering Russia in official sources:

Restrictions on entry to Russia

On Saturday, 5 June 2021, the borders of Russia are fully open for russian citizens, for tourists and foreigners — the borders are partially opened. Moreover, in some cases, quarantine is required upon arrival.

Here’s what they write about quarantine in official sources:

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

If, when crossing the border with Russia, symptoms of coronavirus appear, namely: cough, shortness of breath, fever, fatigue, headache and muscle pain, you should immediately consult a doctor.

Conditions for entering Russia

Special conditions of entry and various kinds of restrictions during a pandemic are applied in almost all countries. Russia is no exception.

Do I need a test result when crossing the border with Russia?

Negative PCR results required for all countries.

In addition, when crossing the border, there should be no signs of SARS.

Entry rules to Russia today: 5 June 2021

We have already figured out the need for a test. Just in case, we recall:

Negative PCR results required for all countries.

Many are wondering whether it is necessary to go into quarantine when entering Russia. We answer: today, when entering Russia, quarantine is required, but not for everyone.

How are things with masks in Russia?

Masks are required in public transport
Masks are required in enclosed public places

For which countries are the borders with Russia open?

Borders with Russia on 5 June 2021 are open to the following countries of the world:

For which countries are the borders with Russia closed or partially closed?

Borders with Russia on June 5, 2021 are closed (or partially closed) for the following countries of the world:

Is a vaccination passport obligatory to enter Russia?

Dozens of countries around the world have been thinking about the introduction of so-called «covid passports» for several months. We are talking about documentary evidence of vaccination against COVID-19. The goal is to simplify travel abroad, as well as to speed up the process of returning to normal life.
In order to travel to Russia, today you do not need a vaccination passport. At the same time, the Russia government supports the idea of a document that confirms vaccination.

Digital statistics: on entry into and exit from Russia

Covid 19 sets new «records». Despite this, the borders of Russia are open to a number of countries. Also, Russia citizens can freely cross the borders of other states. Naturally, on condition they сomply with all quarantine measures.

From which countries you can come to Russia:

Current data on COVID-19 in Russia

As of 5 June 2021, there is a decrease in cases of coronavirus infection in Russia. More detailed statistics in numbers:

  • Total cases: 5 117 274
  • Currently sick: 264 761
  • Recovered: 4 729 077
  • Deaths: 123 436
  • Vaccinated: 17 136 365

You can keep track of the most current information on the WHO website:

View other countries from which we can come to Russia

Countries available for entry:

Available for entry, but with restrictions:

Countries unavailable for entry:

According to our information, at the moment there are no countries from which entry into Russia is completely prohibited. See how we collect data.

Is it possible to enter and what are the rules, conditions for entering Russia during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2021?