Dear exhibitors and colleagues!

According to the Decrees of the Government of the Russian Federation №635-R of March 16, 2020, №1170-R of April 29, 2020, №1511-R of June 6, 2020, №1671-R of June 25, 2020 for the purpose of ensuring state security, protecting public health and non-proliferation of a new coronavirus infection entry to the territory of the Russian Federation is restricted until further notice.

According to the Appendix No. 1 of the Order of the Government of the Russian Federation of March 16, 2020 No. 635-r approved the list of foreign states whose citizens and persons holding a residence permit or other document confirming the right to permanent residence in which can enter the Russian Federation from these states through air checkpoints across the state border of the Russian Federation.

List of countries whose citizens are allowed to enter the Russian Federation, but require a visa:

  1. United Kingdom
  2. Tanzania (temporary restriction until November 01)*
  3. Switzerland
  4. Egypt
  5. Japan
  6. India
  7. Vietnam
  8. Finland
  9. Ethiopia
  10. Singapore
  11. Greece
  12. Germany
  13. Syria
  14. Sri Lanka
  15. Iceland
  16. Malta
  17. Portugal
  18. Saudi Arabia
  19. Mexico
  20. Turkey
  21. UAE
  22. Austria
  23. Hungary
  24. Lebanon
  25. Luxembourg
  26. Croatia
  27. Mauritius
  28. Morocco
  29. Italy
  30. Belgium
  31. Bulgaria
  32. Ireland
  33. Jordan
  34. China
  35. Cyprus
  36. Liechtenstein
  37. North Macedonia
  38. USA
  39. Albania
  40. France
  41. Czech Republic
  42. Bahrain
  43. Spain
  44. Kenya
  45. Iraq
  46. Denmark
  47. Djibouti
  48. Kuwait
  49. New Zealand



List of countries whose citizens are allowed to enter the Russian Federation, no visa required:

  1. Abkhazia
  2. South Ossetia
  3. Belarus
  4. South Korea
  5. Serbia
  6. Armenia
  7. Azerbaijan
  8. Kazakhstan
  9. Kyrgyzstan
  10. Republic of Maldives
  11. Cuba
  12. Qatar
  13. Seychelles
  14. Venezuela
  15. Tajikistan
  16. Uzbekistan
  17. Dominican Republic
  18. The Republic of Moldova
  19. Andorra
  20. Colombia
  21. Peru
  22. South Africa

* Russia suspends air traffic with Tanzania from 15 April 2021 till 01 of November 2021

Important information about restrictions for passengers on international flights of Aeroflot Russian Airlines:

When you are planning a trip to Moscow, please buy tickets for Aeroflot Russian Airlines flights in advance. The number of available flights and seats is limited.

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed a Decree, lifting restrictions on foreigners' visa-free Russia entry for short-term business trips. Visa-free Russia entry for short-term business trips is now allowed to foreigners. This applies to holders of diplomatic or service passports from countries with which Russia has visa-free entry agreements .

The Government has approved Directive No. 140-r of 26 January 2021, the second paragraph of which provides for a mechanism for the entry of foreign nationals into the Russian Federation through the submission of applications by federal executive authorities via the unified portal of state and municipal services. The operational headquarters previously adopted the Ministry of Digital Development’s algorithm for submitting applications for the entry of foreign nationals into Russia and a unified data submission form. According to this algorithm, a federal agency submits the application for a foreign national to enter Russia by filling out a form on the Public Services Portal. The form must include the applicant’s first, middle and last name, birth date, gender, citizenship, and the series number of the passport, as well as information on crossing the border: the expected checkpoint, the reason for entry, the department, and date of entry. Once a common application base is created, the information from the Public Services Portal is transferred via the unified system of inter-agency online communication to the Border Service of the Federal Security Service (FSB) by the Mir system infrastructure. The Border Service can then monitor the border crossing directly. After the application is reviewed, a reply will be sent to the personal account of the agency at the Public Services Portal .

The above entry restriction is not applied to the following categories of foreign citizens:

  • car drivers of international motor traffic
  • airplanes, sea and river ships crew members
  • train and locomotive brigades of international railway traffic
  • members of official delegations with diplomatic and service visas
  • persons with diplomatic and service visas, as well as ordinary private visas, issued in emergency cases related to the death of a close relative
  • persons, who permanently live on the territory of the Russian Federation
  • visa-free transit passengers proceeding through airport checkpoints
  • persons who are highly qualified specialists*
  • foreign athletes, coaches and specialists in the field of physical culture on a work, humanitarian visa or if there is an employment contract
  • persons entering the Russian Federation for the purpose of specialized treatment


In addition, entry into and exit from our country is now allowed for crew members of sea and river vessels located in Russian ports. Such specialists are allowed to use road, air, rail and sea transport for movement. The decision was made in order to ensure the possibility of changing the crews of ships. Restrictions on crossing the Russian border will no longer apply to specialists who are involved in quality control of equipment manufactured by Russian companies under contracts related to the construction of nuclear power plants abroad within the framework of international agreements between Russia and foreign partners. Also, free border crossing is allowed for those who are involved in certification of new aircraft and maintaining the airworthiness of domestically produced winged aircraft operated by Russian companies.

Entry into the Russian Federation is temporarily restricted for foreign citizens of other categories. The order is unlimited and is valid until a special decision.

According to Decree No. 13 of July 07, 2020 of the Chief sanitary doctor of the Russian Federation, the mandatory 14-day quarantine has been canceled for both foreigners and Russian citizens.

Excerpt from the Decree:

For foreign citizen:
1.1. When crossing the State border of the Russian Federation, inform officials carrying out sanitary and quarantine control of the absence of COVID-19 disease with the submission of a medical document (in Russian or English) confirming the negative result of a laboratory test of material on COVID-19 by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), selected no earlier than three calendar days before arrival on the territory of the Russian Federation, medical documents confirming the detection of immunoglobulin g (IgG) antibodies (if available).
1.2. In the absence of a medical document confirming a negative result of a laboratory test for COVID-19 by PCR, undergo an examination for a new coronavirus infection by PCR within three calendar days on the territory of the Russian Federation. Payment for research is made in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.


The questionnaire arriving in the territory of the Russian Federation Filled in before arriving in the territory of Russia. The sample is posted on the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) website.


* Excerpt from the Government Decree of June 25, 2020. No. 1671-r:

"persons entering the Russian Federation once, who are involved in labor activities as highly qualified specialists included in the list (indicating the checkpoint across the state border of the Russian Federation and the date of entry) sent to the FSB of Russia and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia by the federal executive body in the field which is in charge of the organization - the employer or customer of work (services), subject to the presentation by the specified persons of valid documents proving their identity and recognized by the Russian Federation in this capacity, and visas or in a visa-free manner in cases stipulated by international treaties of the Russian Federation, and subject to the presentation of a valid employment contract or civil contract for the performance of work ( provision of services) with the employer or customer of work (services); ".