A new entry protocol for foreign students, students in graduate school, residents, and students in preparatory faculties from epidemiologically protected countries has been issued by the Russian Federation’s administration. The Russian Federation’s Ministry of Science and Higher Education has established the entry protocol for foreign students from abroad. Now foreign students from the countries with a low risk of Covid-19 are allowed to enter Russia.
Only foreign nationals from countries designated by Rospotrebnadzor as having a stable epidemiological condition will be permitted to enter Russia. International students from Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Vietnam, Greece, Egypt, India, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Kyrgyzstan, Cuba, Maldives, United Arab Emirates, Seychelles, Serbia, Singapore, Tanzania, Finland, Switzerland, Ethiopia, South Korea, South Ossetia, and Japan are currently allowed to enter and study in Russia.
Currently, students from all parts of the Russian Federation are studying on campus after the Russian Federation’s Ministry of Science and Education issued a note on reopening of Russian universities. Universities will inform students about the list of states that allow foreign students to access Russia, which is published on a regular basis by Rospotrebnadzor, through university websites, as well as official pages on social media and messengers. International students must inform their travel date to the university via e-mail at least 10 days prior to their arrival in the Russian Federation. You will receive information about the entry via e-mail after you have submitted the letter. The student must take a COVID-19 test using the PCR method no earlier than 3 calendar days before arrival in Russia and, if the result is negative, obtain the corresponding document in Russian or English in your region.
International students must complete a second PCR examination within 72 hours of entering Russian territory. They would stick to the self-isolation regime at their place of residence before obtaining the test results. Training classes take place digitally during isolation time. Without completing a second examination, international students are not eligible to study full-time. If foreign students arriving in Russia experience the first signs of acute respiratory disease (fever, sore throat, runny nose, cough), they must contact the university and see a doctor immediately.
International students, graduate students, locals, and preparatory faculty students can receive step-by-step guidance on what to do before arrival in Russia and in the first weeks afterwards via e-mail, university websites, and social media.
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