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CORONAVIRUS IN RUSSIA: BAN ON ENTRY LIFTED FOR 11 COUNTRIES AND REGIONS

In accordance with the governmental decree No. 440-p dated 9 March 2022, several changes were made to the decree No. 635-p dated 16.03.2020, which lifted the full ban on entry to Russia for citizens and permanent residents of 11 states and territories. This ban was introduced in December 2021 in connection with spread of Omicron variant.

RUSSIA RESUMES REGULAR FLIGHTS TO 2 MORE COUNTRIES IN MARCH

Please be informed that the governmental Operational staff for the prevention of importing and spreading of the new coronavirus infection has decided to resume regular air traffic with China and Indonesia.

RUSSIA: MEDICAL CHECKUP RESULTS TO BE VALID FOR 12 MONTHS

The Ministry of Health of Russia has introduced amendments to the rules of conducting medical checkups of foreign nationals, which are due to take force on 1 March. These amendments provide for extension of validity terms of issued medical certificates, elaboration on the list of conducted medical examinations and exclusion of COVID-19 from the list of diseases subject to identification during medical checkups.

RUSSIA: CHANGES TO THE RULES OF EXTENDING THE PERIOD OF STAY

Please be informed that changes to the legislation, which amend the rules of extending or reducing the allowed period of stay in Russia, took force on 29 December 2021.

МЕДИЦИНСКОЕ ОСВИДЕТЕЛЬСТВОВАНИЕ ИНОСТРАНЦЕВ

Одна из самых животрепещущих тем обсуждения в деловом сообществе сегодня – это новая процедура медицинских осмотров для экспатов в России, которая вступила в силу для некоторых категорий иностранных работников с 31 октября, а с 29 декабря 2021 года станет обязательной для всех долговременно пребывающих/проживающих иностранцев в России, включая детей от 6 лет.

Главной проблемой стали содержащиеся в законе неопределённости в отношении порядка прохождения новой процедуры медицинских осмотров для экспатов и отсутствие подзаконных регламентов и правоприменительной практики.

RUSSIA RESTRICTS ENTRY DUE TO NEW COVID VARIANT

Please be informed that the governmental Operational staff for the prevention of importing and spreading of the new coronavirus infection has decided to restrict entry into the Russian Federation from November 28, 2021 for foreign citizens residing in the territory of South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar, Eswatini, Tanzania and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and foreign citizens staying in these territories during the last 10 days.

COVID-19 IN RUSSIA: INTERNAL RESTRICTIONS RE-INTRODUCED

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed the Decree No. 595 of October 20, 2021 (link available in Russian), according to which a "non-working days" regime is introduced on the territory of Russia from October 30 until November 7.

RUSSIA PUTS 8 MORE COUNTRIES ON “GREEN LIST” FOR ENTRY

We would like to inform you that in accordance with the Government decree no 2770-r dated 02.10.2021 (link in Russian) restrictions on entry into Russia and issuing of migration permits have been lifted for citizens of Denmark, Peru, New Zealand, South Africa and Djibouti, as well as for persons permanently residing in these countries.

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