COVID FREE POLICY IN RUSSIA | Новости компании «Русмайс»
COVID policy
September 30, 2020


September 2020.

Please note that the following information is to be used as a guideline only, based on the information currently available. The situation remains fluid, and changes can be introduced at any stage.


  • There are still cases of COVID-19 in Russia. The infection rate is decreasing daily.
  • Russia is resuming commercial flights to and from more and more destinations, and domestic restrictions are being lifted.

Where can I travel to Russia from?

  • Russian borders are open with UK, Turkey, Croatia, Tanzania, UAE, Egypt, Maldives, Switzerland, Namibia, Belorussia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizia, South Korea.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Russia?

  • There is no requirement to quarantine when arriving to Russia.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Russia?

Anyone travelling to Russia will be required to present:

  • Negative PCR test, no older than 3 days when boarding a plane.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Russia?

  • People are still recommended to wear masks and gloves for protection.

Is public transportation operating in Russia?

  • Public transport (including underground) is running with social distance measures in place.
  • It is recommended to wear masks and gloves in public transport.

Can I dine in a restaurant in Russia?

  • Restaurants, cafes and bars across Russia are opening, with variations between regions.
  • Moscow and St Petersburg: restaurants and terraces are operating.
  • All staff members wear masks and gloves. All the surfaces are disinfected regularly.

Are events allowed in Russia?

  • Congresses and Exhibitions are resumed in Moscow as well as all the indoors sports, cultural and entertainment events in St.Petersburg. Observing all sanitary and social distancing requirements. 1.5 m distancing is enforced.

Are businesses and attractions open in Russia?

  • All the businesses are open: Parks/ Stores/ Malls/ Beauty Salons/ Museums/ summer terraces /Restaurants / Fitness studios /Cinemas /Theatres.
  • Some people still work remotely. Schools and Universities are open from September, 1 and operate normally.

What do hotels in Russia do to provide COVID free environment?

  • Hotels staff is obliged to wear masks and gloves all the time while being in the hotel.
  • All staff members have contactless temperature checks twice a day and wear protective masks and gloves while in the hotel.
  • All spaces and frequent-contact surfaces (elevator buttons, door handles, and staircase banisters) are sanitized regularly several times a day.
  • Antiseptic gels are at disposal.
  • In most hotels reception desks are equipped with protective Plexiglas screens to minimize contact.
  • Most 5* properties provide gloves/masks/antiseptic gels for guests.
  • All ventilation systems are frequently checked and sanitized, the air filters are replaced regularly.
  • Hotels prepared special set up plans for conferences in accordance with social distancing.

*we can send you more detailed information regarding COVID free policy at hotels depending on the hotel chosen.

Can I visit touristic sites in Russia?

  • Museums and Exhibition centres are open – groups up to 20 pax are allowed in Moscow. Social distancing of 1.5 meters is required.
  • Theatres, cinemas, concert halls (with capacity less than 3000 seats) in Moscow start to operate upon 50% occupancy.
  • Number of visitors for sport events allowed is up to 50% from max capacity.
  • Special routes are organized for visitors of museums to avoid meeting of several groups at the same place.
  • Streams of visitors are guided to different directions at the entrance by the museum staff.
  • Visitors must follow social distance (special lines and stickers for both employees and visitors) and wear masks.
  • Staff members wear masks and gloves.
  • Antiseptic gels are at disposal.

What if I want to arrange an event in Russia?

  • Moscow and Saint Petersburg venues are opening up.
  • The number of visitors must be no more than 50% of the maximum capacity of the venue.

What other safety measures and sanitary initiatives are taken in Russia?

  • It is required to wear masks in all public places like metro, pharmacies, supermarkets, etc. 
  • Special vehicles drive through all the streets of the city every day to spray disinfectant liquid.
  • Staff members of shops/supermarkets wear masks and all the spaces are disinfected regularly.

What safety measures do RUSMICE and our suppliers take to provide COVID free environment? Please kindly refer to the file attached with detailed descriptions of all the measures and initiatives taken.