Published on : Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Russia has reopened its borders for nationals and residents of 7 countries, permitting tourists to visit the country again.
Russia postponed majority of the international flights on March 27, with only a handful of special repatriation flights and other government-approved flights bringing in passengers to and from Russia over the past few months. However, from August 1 and recently updated on September 3, 7 nations can now visit Russia for tourism purposes.
Residents and nationals from 7 countries can currently visit Russia: Egypt, The Maldives, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, The United Arab Emirates and theUnited Kingdom.
However, there are some important rules applicable for visitors from these 7 countries like PCR Testing, Direct Travel – residents and nationals from these 7 countries can enter Russia, as long as they are coming from that nation, and not via any third-party nation. Visa Regulations – Normal visa regulations are applicable for the approved nations. They will require a valid visa from the Russian Embassy for entering Russia.
As of September 3rd, the Russian government has increased air traffic between these approved nations:
• Switzerland – 4 flights a week (2x’s Moscow to/from Geneva, 2x’s Moscow to/from Zurich)
• Maldives – 2 flights a week
• UAE – 2 flights a week to/from Dubai
• Egypt – 3 flights a week to/from Cairo
• UK – Daily flights to/from London