Information for passengers arriving in Russia from other countries

NordStar Airlines informs about the introduction of new regulations governing the procedure for the arrival of passengers in the Russian Federation by air.

As per the Resolution of the Chief public health physician of the Russian Federation No. 22 dated 27.07.2020, from August 1, 2020:

  • Citizens of the Russian Federation arriving in the Russian Federation by international flights shall be obliged to:
    • complete a special electronic form on the Integrated portal for state and municipal services prior to the departure to Russia (upon purchasing an air ticket, but no later than check-in for the flight);
    • complete an arriving passenger questionnaire issued by the airline on board the aircraft;
    • undergo sanitary control on board the aircraft upon arrival in Russia (including survey, non-contact thermometry, collection and verification of questionnaires completed during the flight);
    • undergo a laboratory test for COVID-19 by the PCR method within 3 calendar days from the date of arrival in the Russian Federation and enter the test results obtained in a special form on the Integrated portal for services;
    • be ready to request medical assistance without visiting medical organizations in case of symptoms of a disease or any other health impairment within 14 days upon arrival.
  • Foreign citizens and stateless persons traveling to the Russian Federation or on transit flights with a landing in the Russian Federation shall be obliged to:
    • when boarding an aircraft, carry a medical document executed in Russian or English1 and confirming a negative test result for COVID-192;
    • prior to arriving in Russia, complete the questionnaire for passengers arriving in the Russian Federation.

    In the absence of duly executed documents, foreign citizens and stateless persons can be prevented from air transportation.


    1 - Submission of a document in other languages is allowed in the event that it is the official language of the state of registration of the organization that issued the medical document. At that, it is necessary to attach a translation of the document into Russian, the accuracy of which shall be certified by a consular official of the Russian Federation.

    2 - The test for the coronavirus load must be conducted by the PCR method and done no earlier than three calendar days prior to arrival in Russia.

  • Foreign citizens arriving in Russia in order to exercise an occupation shall be obliged to:
    • comply with mandatory self-isolation for a period of 14 days from the moment of arrival in the Russian Federation.

In accordance with Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 635-r dated 16.03.2020 (as revised by Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 2236-rdated 02.09.2020), from September 2, 2020 entrance into the territory of the Russian Federation is allowed for citizens of the below foreign states entering the Russian Federation from the states of their citizenship:

  • the United Kingdom
  • Tanzania
  • Turkey
  • Switzerland
  • Egypt
  • Maldives
  • UAE

Entrance into the Russian Federation of foreign citizens and persons without citizenship arrived from other countries, including the Republic of Belarus, as well as citizens of the Republic of Belarus is temporary restricted.

Temporary restrictions of the entrance into the territory of the Russian Federation do not apply to the following categories of incoming persons:

  • persons having visas issued in connection with death of a blood relative;
  • citizens of the member states of international treaties with the Russian Federation about visa-free travels if such citizens entry into the Russian Federation in connection with death of a blood relative;
  • persons being the family members, guardians and custodians of the citizens of the Russian Federation;
  • persons permanently residing in the territory of the Russian Federation as well as in-transit through the Russian Federation without exit outside the checkpoints;
  • persons entering the Russian Federation for treatment;
  • citizens of the Republic of Abkhazia entering the Russian Federation from the Republic of Abkhazia;
  • citizens of Ukraine and persons without citizenship permanently residing in the territories of particular districts of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine;
  • citizens of the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Republic of Abkhazia and Republic of South Ossetia arriving into the Russian Federation and going to the states of their citizenship through the air traffic or other checkpoints;
  • as well as other categories of persons, full list of which is in Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 635-r dated 16.03.2020.
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