Rospotrebnadzor canceled PCR tests for those returning from abroad.

But not for everyone.

Rospotrebnadzor canceled PCR tests for those returning from abroad.

But not for everyone.

From April 1, Russian citizens returning from abroad across land borders will no longer have to take a PCR test and fill out a questionnaire at the State Services. Citizens of the EAEU countries are no longer required to undergo such testing. The corresponding decree was signed on March 31 by the chief state sanitary doctor of Russia.

ROSPOTREBNADZOR CANCELED REQUIREMENTS FOR PCR TESTS FOR RETURNING TO RUSSIA BY LAND

Previously, Russians had to fill out a questionnaire on the Gosuslug website 24 hours before returning from abroad, and already in Russia, unvaccinated and unill tourists had to be tested and upload its result to the Gosuslug website.

From April 1, all this does not need to be done by those who return to Russia through checkpoints at the land border (that is, by car, by rail or on foot).

“The first paragraph of clause 2 after the words “road communication” should be supplemented with the words Federation entering the Russian Federation through the land section of the State Border of the Russian Federation,” the resolution amending the resolution of the chief sanitary doctor of March 18, 2020 says.

EAEU CITIZENS ARE RELEASED FROM TESTING AND QUESTIONNAIRES

Also, according to the decree, from April 1, citizens of other countries no longer need to fill out a questionnaire and be tested EAEU (these are Armenia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan).

Recall that on March 18, Russia lifted the restriction imposed two years ago due to the coronavirus on the movement of citizens across the Russian-Belarusian border. And from March 30, restrictions on the entry of citizens of Kazakhstan into Russia and on the exit of Russian citizens to Kazakhstan through the land section of the Russian-Kazakh border were lifted.

THE RULES HAVE NOT CHANGED FOR TOURISTS RETURNING FROM BORDER BY PLANE

It follows from the decree that those Russians who have not been vaccinated or have not been ill with covid are still must undergo mandatory PCR testing upon return from abroad, if they arrive in Russia not through the land border.

Thus, tourists who return to Russia by plane or water still need to fill out the form in advance at the State Services, take the PCR test upon arrival and upload its result to the State Services.

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