Many travelers around the world have been forced to cancel their long-planned trips, because of the outbreak of Covid-19. Russia, like the rest of countries, is under several quarantine measures, introduced by the government to prevent the spread of pandemy, and ensure the safety of its citizens and guests. We closely follow the situation and are ready to answer your main questions.
From 23.03 Russia has temporarily suspended passenger transportation with foreign countries. Exceptions will be made for flights from Moscow to capital and large cities of some countries, as well as charter flights carrying Russian passengers home, and foreign tourists returning from Russia to their home countries. It’s recommended not to try to enter Russia now. The restrictions won’t apply to foreign diplomats and crew members of international transport.
Diplomatic and Consular divisions of the Russian Federation abroad have temporarily stopped issuing visas to Russia and accepting documents for any types of visas from 18 April, 2020 until 1st May, 2020.
Visas will still be issued to applicants, whose presence is required in connection with death of close relatives on the territory of Russia, as well as transit passengers.
So far, the restrictions for entry to Russia, as well as issuance of Russian visas, have been introduced until May 1st. However, as you might understand, the situation may change, and the term can be prolonged. Let’s follow the news and hope that by the beginning of the summer tourist season the pandemy will have decreased, and you won’t need to cancel your trip. Keep in touch with the travel agencies where you’ve booked your tours, as well as airlines and visa centers for any updates.
Having taken into account the situation with Covid-19 pandemy, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has taken a decision to provide foreign citizens located in Russia with the opportunity to extend their visas, regardless of their type and duration. To prolong your visa you should contact the local office of Ministry of Internal Affairs, Division of Migration, and submit an application for visa extension, made in any format.
If you have already bought tickets, prepaid your bookings and bought visa support documents, you’ll need to contact the company to learn about the possibility of refunds or alterations in your travel documents.
Most airlines provide travelers with the opportunity to change the dates of tickets at any moment without any extra charges.
If you have bought your tourist support at russia.support, we are ready to provide you with a new free invitation for the new dates of your trip. To use this right please send us a request by email indicating:
(It’s not necessary to place a new order, simply send us an email to [email protected]). We’ll process your request for a new invitation the same day, and send you the document without any extra charges, terms and conditions apply
Let’s not panic, and enjoy the visit as much as you can uner the current conditions.
We wish you to stay healthy and safe, and we’ll keep you updated on the situation.
How the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is responding: CDC
Current data regarding countries affected World-O-Meters
Travel Advisories from US State Department: US Embassy: Mission Russia COVID-19 Update
Travel Advice from WHO: World Health Organization
How many people with coronavirus in Moscow?
25th March: 658 people