Moscow started verifying QR codes from visitors to catering establishments

June 29
Сoronavirus: official information

Commencing today, in Moscow one can visit a catering establishment or a mass event exceeding 500 people only if with a QR code. It confirms having been vaccinated against COVID-19, the fact of a previous illness or availability of a valid negative PCR test. At the entrance to an establishment or an event, visitors must present a QR code and an identity document.

How to get a QR code for a foreigner 

The citizens who have been vaccinated with two components of the vaccine (or with one-component vaccine) registered in the Russian Federation, who have had COVID-19 within the last six months, or have received a negative PCR test result, which is valid for 72 hours from the time of its registration in the laboratory, can receive a QR code. The PCR testing needs to be done in one of the laboratories in Moscow connected to the Unified Medical Information and Analytical System (UMIAS). The list of institutions can be found on the website of the Moscow City Health Department.

How to check a QR code from a visitor

The inspecting employee should scan the QR code with the smartphone camera. The screen will display the code status (valid/invalid), the visitor’s initials (the first letters of the last name, first name and patronymic), as well as his/her date of birth and the last digits of the passport number (only for QR codes received on the portal or in the Government services. Stop coronavirus mobile application. This data needs to be verified with the that in the identity document. If they match, the visitor can proceed to the establishment or event.

One can also verify the QR code using the official city mobile applications “My Moscow”, “Moscow State Services”, “Moscow Transport”, and “Moscow Assistant”.


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