The Russian government has announced a new vaccination requirement for foreign workers.

Key Points:

  • Employers must schedule measles vaccination appointments for their foreign work permit holders who do not have proof that they have been previously vaccinated, and submit the results to relevant authorities by Dec. 31, 2023.
  • Foreign nationals who have been previously vaccinated against measles must submit an original or certified copy of a vaccination certificate and submit a positive antibodies test result.
  • Violations of the vaccination requirement can result in fines from 10,000 RUB (about US$131) to 20,000 RUB for the employer.

Additional Information: Foreign nationals who do not want to be vaccinated must submit their refusal in writing in the presence of a medical professional.

BAL Analysis: Russian authorities introduced the new vaccination campaign to prevent the spread of the measles virus. Employers should ensure that they meet the measles vaccination requirement to avoid fines and complications.

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