Rospotrebnadzor canceled mandatory PCR testing of Russians for covid , which was mandatory for those who were not vaccinated and who had not been ill after returning from abroad. PCR tests before departure for foreigners entering the Russian Federation have also been cancelled. What covid restrictions are left?
On the portal of the official publication of legal acts on October 20, 2022, a resolution of the Chief Sanitary Doctor of the Russian Federation appeared, amending the latest version of Resolution No. 7 of March 18, 2020
According to the amendments, for Russian citizens /strong> the need to undergo PCR testing for COVID-19 within 3 calendar days after returning from abroad and upload the result to the State Services. Returnees no longer need to present and upload vaccination certificates or data on a past disease to the State Services instead of a PCR test.
However, paragraph 2.1. Resolution No. 7 of March 18, 2020 has not been canceled by the current resolution – that is, tourists theoretically still need to fill out an “Arrival Questionnaire” at public services or submit a paper questionnaire at the airport. This requirement has not been cancelled.
For foreign citizens, the obligation to take a PCR test before flying to Russia is also cancelled. All that remains for them is theduty of filling out a paper application form for arrivals (handed out on the plane).
Employers no longer need to check certificates with negative PCR tests from recruits to the work of foreigners.
The Decree enters into force on the day following the day of official publication – that is, October 21.
Thus, it can be stated that that for all Russian tourists, Rospotrebnadzor has finally lifted all covid restrictions on returning from abroad, except for filling out arrival forms (for Russians – either paper or at State Services, for foreigners – only paper).