All foreign students are allowed to enter Russia

31 August 2021
All foreign students are allowed to enter Russia

The operational headquarters to prevent the importation and spread of the new coronavirus infection in the Russian Federation supported the initiative of the Ministry of science and higher education of Russia and lifted the last restrictions on the entry of students to Russia.

Now all foreign students, including those from private universities, are allowed to enter the country, regardless of the direct flight connections with the country from which they are arriving.

The algorithm of working with students from abroad, approved by the headquarters, is as follows:

  • Educational organizations must prepare the infrastructure necessary for the student to organize the self-isolation regime, if necessary (if the test is not ready or is positive).
  • Educational organizations must make a list of their international students. According to these lists, universities will send applications for the provision of visa support for their students to the territorial bodies of the Ministry of interior, and the Ministry of science and education will apply to the Ministry of foreign affairs.
  • Each foreign student included in the list will receive instructions from universities how to enter the territory of Russia. The main requirement is the negative PCR test for COVID-19.
  • Regional administrations will need to arrange the vaccination of foreign students.

The algorithm applies to all universities, including private ones.