Flying To Russia


Flying to Russia

UAS Operations | - 09/10/2020

COVID-19 preventative measures demand that all passengers self-isolate for 14 days on their arrival. Here’s all you need to know about flying to Russia.


Travelers to Russia will only be permitted entry under the following conditions:

  • They are Russian citizens
  • They are traveling for work purposes approved by the Russian Government
  • They are traveling to receive medical treatment and carry the necessary confirmations
  • They need to take care of relatives already living in Russia
  • They hold a residence visa and get approval from the CAA
  • They are passengers arriving from the UK, Tanzania, Switzerland, and Turkey (welcome since August 1 if they hold a visa granted by the Russian consulate in their countries)

Please note that applications meeting the above criteria will still be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Russian Government and CAA.


  • Every arriving passenger must complete a questionnaire before their arrival in Russia
  • The completed document must be printed on both sides of one sheet of paper and present to officials of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) on arrival
  • Arriving passengers must present a certificate showing a negative PCR result dating no more than 3 days before arrival, this can be in either Russian or English. Any passenger failing to provide this to authorities must undergo a PCR test. This also applies to passengers of transit flights

Health screening

  • All arriving passengers must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine
  • Crew restrictions differ from region to region

Flight operations

  • In August, Russia restarted flight operations between Moscow, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don to the UK, Turkey, and Tanzania
  • Business flights are permitted with approval of the Russia CAA
  • For operations with foreign passengers, additional government confirmations will be required for permits to be approved by CAA
  • For operations with foreign passengers, all documents confirming the business purpose, including an invitation from receiving party and the contact details of the person responsible, must be submitted with permit application
  • Tech stops and crew rest are considered on a case-by-case basis and crew and passengers must always remain on board

For support with your flight operations to Russia, contact UAS