What is the change? The Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare is recommending that companies in Russia submit a report detailing the immunization status of each foreign employee by Dec. 31.

What does the change mean? Employers should submit an official letter, listing all foreign nationals and their immunization status, to their territorial Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare office as soon as possible and before the immunization deadline.

  • Effective date: Immediate and ongoing. Employer deadline for all current employees to hold an immunization record and for employers to report the records to their territorial Rospotrebnadzor is Dec. 31.
  • Visas/permits impacted: Several visas and permits, including work visas, work permits, patents, and temporary and permanent residence permits.
  • Who is impacted: Companies in Russia with foreign employees.

Background: In March, Russia launched a measles vaccination campaign and announced that all current foreign workers must be immunized by Dec. 31 and that all new hires must be immunized thereafter.

Analysis & Comments: Companies can submit reports in person (in-person applications are accepted every Thursday) or via email. Failure to prove status of vaccinations or employee refusals by Dec. 31 may result in penalties and fines for the company.

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