Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Moscow, Russia

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Moscow, Russia (16 December 2021) 

Location: Countrywide    

Event:  Health Exams Requirements for Foreigners:  Effective December 29, all foreigners working in Russia for a period over 90 days will be required to undergo quarterly comprehensive health examinations, including tests for sexually transmitted diseases, under a new law designed to improve health safety in the country.  For more information on the law see:  Federal Law dated 01.07.2021 No. 274-FZ ∙ Official publication of legal acts ∙ Official Internet portal of legal information (  

Actions to Take:  

·         Monitor local media for updates. 

·         Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible. 

·         Carry proper Identification, including a U.S. passport with a current Russian visa 


·         U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia 

 Bolshoi Deviatinsky Pereulok No. 8 

 +7 495 728-5000 

 Website – U.S. Embassy Moscow 


·         State Department – Consular Affairs 

 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 

·         Russia Country Information 

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