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Categories of Foreign Citizens Allowed to Enter Russia in 2021
January 12, 2021 18:02

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The closure of borders with other countries is regulated by the Government Order No. 635-r of March 16, 2020. The order was edited almost 20 times in just six months. Categories of foreign citizens who are allowed to enter Russia in 2021 Diplomats Accredited diplomats and employees of embassies and consulates. No entry ban was accepted. Regardless of citizenship. Aircraft pilots, truck drivers with an international transportation license, crews of ships (sea and river) and trains. No entry ban was accepted. Regardless of citizenship. Foreign family members of Russian citizens Only husbands / wives, parents / children, guardians / trustees of their relatives, citizens of Russia, can enter. Foreign citizens cannot enter Russia with their families if family members are foreign citizens. Even if family members have a residence permit. Entry allowed from 06 June 2020. Regardless of citizenship. Foreigners family members of Russian citizens to care for a close relative Entry conditions are the same as for foreign family members: only husbands / wives, parents / children, guardians / trustees to their loved ones (wife / husband, children / parents, guardians) - Russian citizens. But in addition, you will need to present a medical certificate of health. Foreign citizens cannot enter Russia for medical care of a family member if the family member is a foreign citizen. Even if a sick family member has a residence permit. Entry allowed from 06 June 2020. Regardless of citizenship. Foreigners with a residence permit in Russia Foreign citizens with other types of documents - a temporary residence permit or a patent cannot enter. If the residence permit has expired, such a foreign citizen cannot enter. By Presidential Decree No. 274, the residence permits of those who are in Russia have been extended. Entry permitted from May 29, 2020. Regardless of citizenship. Resettlement program participants and family members A valid program participant certificate is required as well as documents on the relationship of family members - birth certificates, marriage certificates, adoption, etc. Entry permitted from April 29, 2020. Regardless of citizenship. Treatment in Russia The referral for treatment must be confirmed by documents. They must be issued by the Russian Ministry of Health. Entry allowed from 06 June 2020. Regardless of citizenship. Entry into Russia is permitted due to the death of a close relative When crossing the border, you must present supporting documents: birth or marriage certificate and death certificate. Entry permitted from 31 July 2020. Citizens of visa countries must have a visa of this particular category. For this reason, you cannot enter with another visa (for example business). Citizens of Belarus Employees of Belarusian or Belarusian-Russian enterprises of continuous production in the nuclear, construction or oil and gas industries. Entry is possible only from the territory of Belarus at any checkpoint, but requires inclusion in the list of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the FSB. Entry permitted from May 29, 2020. Also, citizens of Belarus can enter on normal conditions - without being included in the lists, but only by air. Ukrainian citizens from LPR and DPR Residents of certain regions of the LPR and DPR can enter Russia under the following conditions: - availability of a Ukrainian passport or a "temporary" passport of the LPR / DPR, - availability of permanent registration in the regions of the LPR / DPR, - entry into Russia only from the territory of the LPR / DPR through the land border. Residents of the LPR or DPR will not be able to enter from any other country. Citizens of states allowed to enter by Russia A special list establishes countries which citizens can enter regardless of the purpose of entry, whether they have a residence permit or not, whether they have relatives in Russia or no relatives. These citizens are subject to 2 restrictions: entry is allowed only from the state of nationality. That is, Turkey and Great Britain are on the list, but only Turkish citizens can enter from Turkey, and only citizens of the British crown from Great Britain. Entry is possible only by air. List of open countries: - UK from 24 July 2020 - Egypt from 02 September 2020 - Kazakhstan from September 20, 2020 - Kyrgyzstan from September 20, 2020 - Korea (South) from September 20, 2020 - Maldives from 02 September 2020 - UAE from 02 September 2020 - Tanzania from 24 July 2020 - Turkey from 24 July 2020 - Switzerland from 01 August 2020 Not only citizens can enter from these countries, but also foreigners with a Residence Permit of these countries, subject to the same requirements - only by plane and only from the country that issued the residence permit. Citizens of Abkhazia Citizens of Abkhazia can enter regardless of the purpose of entry, whether they have a residence permit or not, whether there are relatives in Russia or no relatives. The condition is to enter only from the territory of Abkhazia. Entry permitted from 01 August 2020. Citizens of South Ossetia Citizens of South Ossetia can enter regardless of the purpose of their entry, whether they have a residence permit or not, whether there are relatives in Russia or no relatives. The condition is to enter from the territory of South Ossetia. Entry permitted from 12 September 2020. Athletes Athletes can enter Russia subject to several conditions: Inclusion in 3 lists - FSB, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Rossavitsia. The athlete must be professional and participate in competitions on the territory of Russia. You must also indicate the date and place of entry. Entry permitted from August 21, 2020. Regardless of citizenship. Technical specialists Entry is allowed for specialists in servicing only foreign equipment. Such a specialist should be included in 2 lists - the FSB and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. The list of specialists is included on the basis of an application from employers or a customer of work. Family members are not allowed to enter. Entry permitted from April 29, 2020. Regardless of citizenship. Highly qualified specialists As well as technical specialists, they are included in 2 lists (FSB and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia) at the request of the employer, indicating the place and exact date of crossing the border. Family members are not allowed to enter. Entry permitted from June 25, 2020. Residents and workers of Baikonur, permanent residents in the city of Baikonur or employees of Roscosmos The specialist must be included in 2 lists - the FSB and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. Entry is possible without family members. Entry permitted from May 29, 2020. Family members are not allowed to enter. Regardless of citizenship. Specialists for joint work with Rosatom or the Ministry of Industry and Trade Inclusion in the lists of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the FSB of Russia is required. The lists are formed by Rosatom or the Ministry. Entry permitted from 12 September 2020. Regardless of citizenship.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

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