Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia (March 7, 2020)

Location: Moscow, Russia

Event: The city government of Moscow has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Visit the website of the City of Moscow government for additional information on these new measures.

The city government of Moscow has implemented quarantines in Moscow. Travelers arriving from or transiting through China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, France, Germany, and Spain are required to report their travel to a city hotline and self-quarantine for 14 days. We are working with authorities to determine how this Moscow city government decree applies to U.S. citizens. Visit the local government COVID-19 website for updated information. Currently, these travel restrictions apply only to the city of Moscow.

Actions to Take:

  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  • For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest information.
  • Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
  • Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Russia.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
  • Seek medical care right away if you believe you may have COVID-19 (or similar symptoms) or were exposed to someone who may have COVID-19 in the last six weeks.


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