Russia travel update

According to decision of the Russian COVID-19 Emergency Response Centre dated January 16, 2021, the Russian Government issued a directive № 136-r on January 25, 2021, allowing to restore international air traffic on a reciprocal basis with a number of foreign states, including Finland (flights to Moscow and St. Petersburg) starting from January 27, 2021.

In this regard, Consulate Department of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Helsinki, Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Turku, Chancellery the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Lappeenranta and Consulate of the Russian Federation in Mariehamn will resume issuing of visas of all categories to enter Russia via air checkpoints for the Finnish citizens, as well as for persons who have a residence permit. Please, note that issuance of e-visa is temporarily suspended until an appropriate directive of the Russian Government.

We would like to emphasize the need to obtain in addition to the standard packet of the required documents a valid medical document confirming negative results of the laboratory PCR test for COVID-19.

Please, note that border traffic between Finland and Russia via land or sea is temporarily restricted and travel is only allowed for exceptional circumstances, such as: