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Russia Travel Restrictions

34.25% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 33.68% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Russia.

Russia entry details and exceptions

Russian citizens and those who have residence permit are allowed to enter the country.

Russian nationals arriving by air are required to register in an electronic form prior to arrival in the country.


Outgoing travel to RussiaTravelling from New Zealand to Russia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Russia.

Details and exceptions

Permitted travelers must be tested with COVID-19 PCR taken within 3 calendar days from the date of arrival. The result must be uploaded in the electronic form.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Russia.

Details and exceptions

Travelers entering Russia for permanent work purposes including Highly Qualified Specialist (HQS) visa holders are subject to a 14-day self-isolation upon arrival.

All other arrivals are not required to self-isolate if fully vaccinated or if they can show a negative rt-pcr test certificate.

Travelers who do not provide the above documentation will be required to take a PCR test for COVID-19 at their own expense within three days of arriving in Russia.

Documents
Medical Insurance Policy

Permitted arrivals must present a medical insurance policy (VHI) that must be valid throughout Russia and cover a possible case of COVID-19 infection.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Russia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Russia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Russia will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

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Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Russia

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Russia. Please check the official guidelines from Russia for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Russia.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Russia.

  • Mask usage in Russia is required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Russia are open with restrictions. Bars in Russia are open with restrictions.

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