Travel information for ‘Russia’ travelling from ‘Belgium’ on the 14th of September 2021

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Travel to Russia is partially allowed from Belgium. Measures in place: vaccinated traveler exceptions, test/medical certificate required, other medical measures and additional documents required.International travel to Russia is permitted for foreign nationals departing from their country of residence. It may be necessary to provide proof of citizenship and residency to ensure entry is permitted.
COVID Risk Level: MEDIUM (COVID-19 transmission is medium in Russia. The transmission level is based on global health and disease data from John Hopkins University, updated September 2021.)
Last updated: September 7, 2021, 10:24 am, Information source: Foreign Travel Advice, United Kingdom

Vaccination

Vaccinated traveler exceptions - Travelers with a vaccination certificate can enter this destination with some exceptions
Russian citizens who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within 12 months before departure, with the use of an approved vaccine, are exempt from the pre-departure testing requirement. Vaccinated travelers are required to provide their vaccination information through the Public Services Portal.

Test/medical certificate

Test/medical certificate required - A medical certificate or recent test is required to travel to this destination
Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on arrival. The certificate must be in English or Russian. Alternatively, Russian citizens can provide documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 within 6 months of departure. Travelers may also choose to be tested up to 3 days after arrival but must self-quarantine until a negative test result is confirmed. The pre-departure PCR test result, recovery certificate, or testing on arrival result must be uploaded to the Public Services Portal. However, some airlines may require proof of a negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, for boarding. Travelers are advised to check their airline's testing requirements.

Other medical measures

Other medical measures - There are medical measures in place to travel to this destination including forms of screening and/or monitoring on arrival
Arrivals are subject to further health checks on arrival. If a high temperature is recorded, a PCR test will be conducted and self-isolation is required until a negative result is returned.

Additional documentation

Additional documents required - There is additional documentation required to travel between these two locations
A health declaration form must be completed and presented during check-in. Nationals are required to register online through the Public Services Portal.

Todays Local Summary for "Russia"

Use of mask

Required
Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation. Face mask rules may vary depending on the region.

Public transportation

Restrictions in place
Public transportation is operating as usual. Some regions require passengers to wear protective gloves in addition to face masks.

Restaurants

Restrictions in place
Some restaurants may be open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing depending on the region.

Bars

Restrictions in place
Some bars may be open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing depending on the region.

Nightclubs

Restrictions in place
Some nightclubs may be open with reduced capacity to allow for social distancing depending on the region.

Shops

Restrictions in place
Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I travel to Russia?

Travel to Russia is partially allowed from Belgium. Measures in place: vaccinated traveler exceptions, test/medical certificate required, other medical measures and additional documents required.

What is the COVID risk level in Russia?

COVID-19 transmission is medium in Russia. The transmission level is based on global health and disease data from John Hopkins University, updated September 2021.

Is public transport running in Russia?

Public transportation is operating as usual. Some regions require passengers to wear protective gloves in addition to face masks.

Do I have to wear a mask in Russia?

Face masks are required.

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