Thursday, 30 July 2020

Requirements and guidelines for passengers arriving to Russia on international flights

Aeroflot, the Russian airline has reminded passengers they must adhere to the requirements and guidelines established by consumer watchdog Rospotrebnadzor to prevent the spread of COVID-19 following the gradual reopening of international flights.

The 14-day quarantine regime has been removed for passengers arriving into Russia from the countries to which international flights will resume on August 1.

Russian citizens arriving in Russia on regular or charter flights from countries to which flights have resumed will be required to complete a form on the public services website ( and then upload COVID-19 PCR-test results within three days of arrival. Passengers will also be required to complete a special form during the flight.

Foreign citizens planning to fly into Russia, including transit passengers, are required to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR-test result in order to check in and board the flight. Passengers must be tested within 72 hours of the flight departure. They will also be required to complete a special form during the flight.

Please note that Aeroflot only accepts results from PCR-method COVID-19 tests. No other test results, including antibody tests, will be accepted.

In Moscow, express PCR COVID-19 tests are available in Sheremetyevo and Vnukovo airports as well as in a number of state and private clinics.

Passengers are required to board the plane wearing facemasks and gloves and must wear them for the duration of the flight. For additional information about service procedures, please visit Aeroflot’s website.

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