Travel Alert : Russia

Russia Travel

Russia has resumed international flights with Malta, Iceland, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Portugal as of May 25. Russia is also ramping up the number of flights to South Korea, Finland, and Japan. On June 1st flights with Bulgaria are planned to be resumed. Authorities suspended most international flights in March 2021 in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Top officials tightened entry restrictions for all travelers arriving from India, travelers from India must self-isolate upon arrival until they test negative for the virus. All travelers will be tested immediately upon arrival. Officials are extending the suspension of all commercial flights with the UK until June 1. This is in response to the spread of a new variant strain of COVID-19 originating in that country. Most categories of travelers from the UK may not enter Russia except for diplomats and persons holding special visas. Qualifying travelers from the UK must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Russia; aircrews are exempt from this restriction.

The Russian government has limited flights with Turkey. Officials permit two commercial flights per week between Moscow and Istanbul, repatriation flights, charter flights, and flights carrying workers for the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant project in Turkey’s Mersin Province. Russia has also suspended flights with Tanzania through June 1. Only repatriation flights are permitted with Tanzania.

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