In Russia, the rules for returning from abroad have changed – from July 7, citizens vaccinated or ill with coronavirus will be exempted from double PCR testing when entering the country. This is stated in the decree of the chief state sanitary doctor of Russia, the document was published on the official Internetportal legal information.
It is noted that tourists who have been vaccinated against coronavirus in the past 12 months or have had a disease in the last six months are exempt from double PCR testing when returning to Russia.
Also, according to the new decree, other citizens are required to pass one coronavirus test within three days from the date of entry into Russia and observe isolation until the results are obtained.
Information about the results of PCR testing should also be posted on the State Services portal. The regulation comes into force on July 7, 2021.
Earlier in June, the Ministry of Transport of Russia sent a letter to airlines demanding that passengers be able to authorize on their online ticket sales platforms using a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. According to the department of state policy in the field of civil aviation of the ministry, information on the vaccination of air passengers should be taken from the portal of state services.