Russia opens borders for travelling on business, education and medical purposes

June 9
Social sector

Russian citizens may travel abroad in order to get medical assistance, take care of sick relatives as well as to study or work. The Russian Government has signed the relevant directive. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin reported this at a meeting of the presidium of the Coordination Council for countering the spread of the novel coronavirus infection. The event was held via video conference and was attended by Sergei Sobyanin.

“Many people find it very important to be in our country, including to help sick relatives. Some, on the contrary, need to leave for some serious other reasons. The Government has received many messages on this matter. And we are amending the restrictions regime for the people who found themselves in such a situation,” said Mikhail Mishustin.

Foreign nationals, who want to undergo treatment in medical organisations, may also come to Russia. The foreigners who have close relatives, guardians or trustees requiring care in Russia, will also receive single-entry permits.

Russia suspended regular and charter flights to and from other countries in March to stop the spread of COVID-19. A favourable trend has developed all over the country. As of 8 June, for the sixth day in a row the growth of the cases of the infection did not exceed two percent and in Moscow it was a mere one percent. In total, 12.5 million coronavirus tests have been carried out in Russia.

The epidemiologic situation has also affected 9th and 11th class pupils from sitting their exams therefore they’ll get certificates without having to do this.

“And those of them, who want to continue their studies in further education colleges , will be enrolled on the basis of their certificate results. Those who want to obtain a higher education will be able to sit the Unified State Exam. Over 736,000 school pupils are going to do this,” said Mikhail Mishustin.

A trial exam without children will take place on 29 and 30 June. It is necessary to check if the system really works properly. The core examination period will last from 3 to 23 July (24 and 25 July are reserve days). Applicants can file their university entrance forms as early as from 20 June.

Moscow is gradually lifting the restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic: industrial and building companies already resumed their work on 12 May, non-food shops and most consumer services reopened on 1 June. Walks and sports outdoors have also been permitted. Digital passes and self-isolation in Moscow will be cancelled. As of 9 June barber shops, beauty salons, all veterinary clinics and employment agencies have been working again.

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