Moscow Mayor introduces digital passes for travel on personal and public transport


On 11 April 2020, Mayor of Moscow, Sergey Sobyanin signed Decree №43-УМ “On the approval of the Procedure for processing and using digital passes for moving around the territory of the city of Moscow during the period of high-alert regime in the city of Moscow”, according to which special digital passes are introduced for trips in Moscow and the Moscow Region on personal and public transport.

One can start issuing digital passes from Monday April 13, 2020. From Wednesday April 15, 2020, they become mandatory for any travel on public or personal transport.

For the time being, walking without permits is authorized. However established rules and restrictions shall be strictly observed.

The access system is declarative in nature. Everyone can get a digital pass, and the list of reasons for traveling is open. However city authorities reserve themselves the right to verify the accuracy of the information provided. They may check through appropriate information systems and with the help of direct control on the roads and in public transport.

Ordering a pass will be possible on the MOS.RU portal.

Below are answers to the most important questions about digital passes:

1. What is a digital pass?
The pass is issued in electronic form and is a special code consisting of numbers and letters, the first 4 characters of which indicate the expiration date of the pass, the remaining 12 characters allow you to identify its owner and the purpose of the trip. The QR code on the pass provides quick verification of information by employees of regulatory authorities.

2. Which trips require a pass?
Obtaining a digital pass is required for travel on any type of personal and public transport - motorcycle, scooter, car, taxi, metro, commuter rail and ground public transport.

3. Categories of digital passes and purpose of travel.
The following categories of digital passes are introduced:

3.1. Travel related to employment.
It is issued until April 30 inclusive in cases where the organization continues to work and the presence of an employee at the workplace is absolutely necessary.Allows trips to and from work, as well as business trips, such as courier delivery of goods. The number of trips is not limited.

3.2. Trips to medical facilities.
A pass of this category is issued for 1 day and allows a trip to a specific medical institution. The number of passes issued during the week is not limited.

3.3. Trips for other personal purposes corresponding to the high availability mode (to the store, to the cottage, to the station, etc.).
A pass of this category is issued for 1 day and allows a trip to the destination and back. You can get this pass 2 times a week.

4. What about trips between Moscow and the Moscow region, between Moscow and other regions of the country?
Between Moscow and the Moscow region there will be a “roaming” of digital passes. For the trip "Moscow - Moscow Region" and back Muscovites need to order one pass on the portal Residents of the Moscow region order a pass for trips to Moscow and around Moscow on their website.
To travel to Moscow from another region, you must request a Moscow pass.

5. How to get a digital pass?
There are three ways to get a digital pass:

5.1. On the portal MOS.RU:
Select the service “Obtaining a digital pass for moving around the city”, fill in the necessary data, send an application. The system will display on the screen a special code that needs to be saved (record, take a picture or take a screenshot). At the same time, a pass will be sent to e-mail, if you specified it.

5.2. Send SMS to 7377 short number.

5.3. By phone +7 (495) 777-77-77.

For advice on obtaining passes, you can call +7 (495) 777-77-77.

6. Who does not need to receive digital passes?
Travel without a digital pass for official purposes is entitled to be made by military personnel, law enforcement officials, judges and other employees who have certificates established by the state.
Digital passes are not required for citizens under 14 years of age.

7. What additional information needs to be reported for travel by private car and public transport?
When applying for a digital pass for trips in a personal car, you must provide its state registration number. For travel in public transport, the application for a pass must indicate the number of the card "Troika" or "Strelka" (if available).

8. How to use a digital pass?
While traveling, citizens are required to present a passport and a digital pass (show a printout or a smartphone screen) at the request of officials who control the movement within the city.

9. Will personal data be protected?
The storage and processing of personal data collected for the issuance of digital passes will be carried out in accordance with the legislation on personal data. At the end of the high alert regime, information on issued passes will be destroyed.


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