Resumption of air traffic and checkpoints across the border of the Russian Federation on an electronic visa

The Government of the Russian Federation, in accordance with Order No. 2649-r dated 14.10.2020, has expanded the list of states with which aviation communication has been resumed on a reciprocal basis by including Cuba, Serbia and Japan.

In addition, it was decided to increase the number of flights and destinations to previously resumed destinations. In particular, air communication with St. Petersburg has been restored and the frequency of flights from Moscow to Zurich and Geneva has been increased.
We remind you that earlier the United Kingdom, Tanzania, Turkey, Switzerland, Egypt, Maldives, the United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Korea were included in the number of states with which the Russian Federation resumed air communication.

We would also like to draw your attention to the fact that by Order No. 2741-r dated 23.10.2020, the Government of the Russian Federation approved a list of checkpoints across the state border of the Russian Federation through which foreign citizens will be able to enter and leave the Russian Federation on the basis of an electronic visa on January 01, 2021.

The list includes the international airports of Moscow (Vnukovo, Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo), St. Petersburg (Pulkovo), Belgorod, Volgograd (Gumrak), Yekaterinburg (Koltsovo), Kazan, Krasnodar (Pashkovsky), Krasnoyarsk (Yemelyanovo), Nizhny Novgorod (Strigino), Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo), Rostov-on-Don (Platov), Samara (Kurumoch). The list approved by the Government includes the ports of St. Petersburg and Vladivostok, as well as the port of Zarubino (Primorsky Krai). In addition, some automobile and railway checkpoints have been added in the Kaliningrad, Pskov and Leningrad regions, as well as in the Primorsky Territory.