PCR test required for entry to Russia is valid for 2 days
The decree of the Chief State Sanitary Doctor of Russia on reducing the validity period of the PCR test for foreign citizens entering Russia from 3 to 2 days before arriving in Russia comes into force on December 8, 2021.
Now, when boarding a plane flying to Russia, foreign citizens or stateless persons must present a certificate in Russian or English with a negative test result for COVID-19, which must be done no earlier than 2 days before arriving in Russia.
During Russian public holiday the Russian Consulate in Sydney will not be processing visa applications on the following dates:
4th November 2021 - 8th November 2021
31st December 2021 - 9th January 2022.
Russian visa center will be close during Christmas and New Year public holidays on the following dates:
25th December 2021 - 28th December 2021
31st December 2021 - 5th January 2022.
Last date for visa lodgement in 2021: 17th December 2021
Visa applications lodged on or before 17th December must be collected on or before 30th December 2021.
First date for visa lodgement in 2022: 10th January 2022
We are available to answer your query via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NSW New Lockdown
Due to current Covid-19 outbreak in NSW, the stay-at-home orders by NSW government and restrictions as of 26 June 2021 been extended until 30 July 2021.
Please visit NSW Covid-19 website for further details.
To protect our clients and staff we are temporarily stop accepting visa applications by appointments at our Syndey head office.
All visa application are to be mailed out to our PoBox address listed on our website.
Our team is available 24/7 to answer your query by email and will respond within 24 hours.
All lodged and ready visa applications will be mailed out in due course and in timely manner.
Current restrictions on entry to Russia
Due to Covid-19, the Government of the Russian Federation temporary introduced restrictions on the entry of foreign citizens. The Russian General Consulate in Sydney and the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Canberra temporary stops accepting all visa application for exception of:
- Business visas for air crew, truck drivers, international road and traffic personal, crew of river and sea vessels, diplomatic staff;
- Private visas for the purpose of medical treatments in Russian medical institutions;
- Private visas family members (husband, wife, children under 18) of Russian Citizens;
- Private visas for carers to care for sick relatives;
- Private visa for travelling to the Russian Federation in connection with death of close relatives;
- Assembly specialist work visa.
For further information on acceptable visa applications please contact us via email: email@example.com
Temporary office hours until further notice:
SYDNEY office: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9.00am till 2.00pm.
CANBERRA office is now closed until further notice.
Postal applications: PO Box 482, Pyrmont, NSW 2009.
Russia travel restrictions
Please be informed that on the website interlinkservice.world you can find an article on the travel regulations applicable in the Russian Federation with regards to the current restrictions implemented to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus infection. We recommend you to read these rules if you are planning to travel to Russia in the near future. However please also note that the travel regulations are subject to changes and it is obligatory to check the latest updates on the websites of the Government of the Russian Federation and the respective airlines.
New operating mode
Due to Covid-19 restrictions imposed by NSW government our office accepting postal applications only.
Temporary office hours until further notice:
Monday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
We will correspond to your email within 24 hours.
We will be closed during Christmas:
25th December 2020
26th December 2020
27th December 2020
28th December 2020
New Year holidays 2021
During the Festive season our office will be closed
from 1st January 2021
to 10th January 2021.
Last date for lodgement of Visa applications (accepted categories only) no later then 17th December 2020.
Last day for passport collection:
31st December 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing before you travel to Russia
As from 27th July 2020, Russian government requires that all foreign travelers present a negative PCR Covid-19 test results upon arrival, dated no later than three days (72 hrs) prior to arrival in Russia.
The results can be in English and /or digital. Foreigners must also complete the attached form, print out in PDF version and present to customs at the border control upon arrival in Russia.
The print out and filled form together with the test result must be ready and carried with you during your scheduled flight.
For your convenience Interlink Service Australia will provide you with accredited referral form for PCR Covid-19 test which can be done at any of the nominated by Sonic Laboratory Australia clinics statewide.
- Please be advised that the service by Sonic Laboratory Australia is recognized and accredited for Interlink Service Australia at the Russian Border control.
- By presenting the referral form from Interlink Service Australia you will receive you test result within 24hrs in a digital format by sms and email.
- The cost for PCR Covid-19 test for travelers $160 and is not covered by Medicare rebate.
Please advise during your visa application consultation if you wish to receive the referral.
For Postal application please refer to Cover letter available choices.
PCR-test and Questionnaire to enter Russia
FOREIGN CITIZENS/STATELESS PERSONS
In accordance with the Resolution of the Chief Sanitary Doctor of the Russian Federation of July 27, 2020 No. 22, 14-day quarantine measures for foreign citizens and stateless persons arriving in Russia are canceled.
At the same time, these citizens planning to fly into Russia, including transit passengers, are required to:
provide a negative COVID-19 PCR-test result in order to check in and board the flight. Passengers must be tested within 72 hours of the flight departure.
Please note! Aeroflot only accepts results from PCR-method COVID-19 tests. No other test results, including antibody tests, will be accepted.
complete a special form during the flight. You may find and download the form here.
Foreign citizens arriving for the purpose of work must continue to fulfill the requirements for isolation for 14 calendar days from the date of arrival in the territory of the Russian Federation.
CITIZENS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
In addition, the aforementioned decree provides that citizens of the Russian Federation arriving in Russia by air must also:
- fill out the questionnaire arriving on board
- fill out the form on the unified portal of public services (EPGU) before departure to Russia (when buying a ticket, but no later than check-in ).
- undergo a laboratory test for COVID-19 (within three calendar days from the date of arrival) and post the relevant information in a special form at the EPGU.
In the event of deterioration in health within 14 calendar days from the date of arrival, citizens must immediately seek medical help without visiting medical organizations (by phone).