Health Alert – U.S. Mission Russia (June 25, 2021)
Location: Russia, country-wide
Event: Increased COVID-19 Mitigation Measures Implemented Across the Russian Federation
In response to a worsening epidemiological situation, regional, local, and municipal authorities in the Russian Federation continue to take steps to restrict the spread of COVID-19. These measures may include curfews for restaurants and bars, attendance limits on large gatherings, and more stringent enforcement of mask and glove wearing.
The Mayor of Moscow has announced that starting June 28, 2021, all patrons at restaurants and bars will need to use an application connecting to a centralized government database to generate a QR-code proving that they have either: been vaccinated, recovered from COVID-19 within the last six months, or have a negative PCR test results from an approved Moscow lab within the last three days. For more information, please see the following website.
In Saint Petersburg, the governor has suspended the work of amusement and water parks and increased enforcement of the mask regime in public transportation and cultural and retail establishments. For more information, please see the following website.
Measures and restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 vary widely, as individual regions and cities set their own policies. Travelers should check with the local government in their region for current restrictions.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators 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 United States.
- U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia
Bolshoy Deviatinsky Pereulok No. 8
+7 495 728-5000
Website – U.S. Embassy Moscow
- U.S. Consular Agency Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Lada Hotel, Suite 210
154 Komsomolskaya Street
+7-4242-42-49-17 (Mondays and Thursdays, 0900-1300)
After hours – +7-914-704-07 62
- State Department – Consular Affairs