Russian citizens arriving from abroad are required to take the COVID-19 test twice

On April 20, 2021, the Resolution of the Chief State Sanitary Doctor of the Russian Federation No. 13 dated 04/16/2021 (hereinafter referred to as the "Resolution") was published, according to which citizens of the Russian Federation are required to take two tests for coronavirus: within three and five days after returning to the country.

In accordance with the Resolution, repeated laboratory testing for COVID-19 by PCR must be carried out within up to 5 calendar days from the date of entry into the territory of the Russian Federation and post information about the result on the Gosulug portal. The interval between the first and second studies should be at least a day.

This requirement comes into force on April 21, 2021 – for Russian citizens arriving from Turkey and Tanzania, and after May 1, 2021 – for all arrivals from abroad.

In addition, Rospotrebnadzor has obliged to provide selective testing for COVID-19 of foreign citizens arriving in the Russian Federation at airports.

Recall that from April 15, all citizens of the Russian Federation arriving on the territory of the Russian Federation by any means of transport are required to take tests for COVID-19 within three days. Prior to this, the requirement only applied to those arriving by plane.