MEDICAL CERTIFICATES ISSUED BEFORE MARCH 1st, 2022 ARE VALID FOR 12 MONTHS – MIA OF RUSSIA
As we informed you earlier, the order of the Ministry of Health of Russia No. 94n dated 02/21/2022, which entered into force on March 1, 2022, set the validity period of medical certificates issued to foreign nationals to 12 months from the date of their issuance. At the same time, we received many questions from our clients about whether this validity period applies to certificates issued before March 1, 2022.
RUSSIA PUTS 2 MORE COUNTRIES ON “GREEN LIST” FOR ENTRY
We would like to inform you that in accordance with the Government decree no 513-r dated 16.03.2021, the Government decree no 522-r dated 17.03.2021 (in Russian) restrictions on entry into Russia and issuing of migration permits have been lifted for citizens of Indonesia and Turkmenistan, as well as for persons permanently residing in these countries.
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.