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The algorithm for entry to Russia for foreign citizens.

  •  HQS and family members. Companies can address such requests to their respective profile (sectoral) ministries. The letter from Ministry of Industry and Trade Russia and its Excel attachment as an example can be found in Reference data and Files section. Please note, that it is also available for family members, according to the Decree № 3675-r dated December 28, 2020. It updates Decree № 635-r of March 16, 2020 by adding family members to the categories of persons allowed to re-enter Russia once. 

  •  Citizens of the EAEU states will be able to fly to Russia in February. The air border will open from February 1 to March 1 inclusively for citizens of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. The plane shall be taken only from Armenia or Belarus to certain airports in Russia (available Russian airports are listed in the Decree № 140-r). 

  •  List of countries with which the Russian Federation resumes international air service (will be updated accordingly):
- The UK
- Tanzania
- Turkey
- Switzerland
- Egypt
- Maldives
- Kazakhstan
- Kyrgyzstan
- The Republic of Korea
- Cuba
- Serbia
- Japan
- Seychelles
- Ethiopia
- Vietnam
- India
- Qatar
- Finland

The Association of European Businesses is following closely the situation and will keep you updated on any further development.

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• confirmed that 30 days deadline is non-cumulative, i.e. previous periods of a foreign citizen's stay in the Russian Federation are not summed up; 
• gave detailed information re valid reasons for missing the deadline for undergoing medical examination; 
• explained that the legislation does not establish restrictions regarding the subject of the Russian Federation in which medical examinations must be performed. 

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AEB Members benefit from a quicker and easier way of applying for work visas and work permits for their foreign employees in Russia.


HQS Re-Entry Situation Centre
Anna Arsentyeva