Russia has added China, the U.S. and eight other countries to its COVID-19 “green list,” lifting entry restrictions.

Key Points:

  • As of June 28, entry restrictions have been lifted for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Lichtenstein, North Macedonia and the U.S.
  • While China has been green listed, regular air traffic between China and Russia has not yet resumed. Citizens and permanent residents of China can enter Russia via another green-listed country.
  • Citizens and permanent residents of the aforementioned countries can enter Russia if they fly directly from any “green list” country.

Additional Information: Prior to the addition, citizens and permanent residents from the aforementioned counties would not be able to obtain a visa or enter the country without an entry exemption.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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