In accordance with the Directive of the Government of the Russian Federation dated March 16, 2020 No. 635-r, in order to ensure State security, protect public health and counter the spread of a new coronavirus infection on the territory of the Russian Federation:
1. From 00:00 local time on March 18, 2020 to 00:00 local time on May 1, 2020, entry to the Russian Federation of foreign citizens and stateless persons, including those arriving from the territory of the Republic of Belarus, is temporarily restricted.
2. The temporary restrictions shall not apply to accredited or appointed employees of diplomatic missions and consular offices of foreign States in the Russian Federation, International Organizations and their representative offices, other official representative offices of foreign States in the Russian Federation, family members of such persons, drivers of motor vehicles of international communication, aircraft, ship and boat crews, international railway train crews, members of official delegations and persons holding diplomatic, service or ordinary private visas issued in connection with the death of a close relative, persons that permanently reside in the Russian Federation, as well as persons in non-visa transit through air checkpoints.
3. From 00:00 local time on March 18, 2020, the reception of documents, registration and issuance of all categories of visas to foreign citizens and stateless persons is temporarily suspended, except for diplomatic, service, ordinary business visas to the persons specified in paragraph 2, as well as ordinary private visas to foreign citizens and stateless persons traveling to the Russian Federation due to the death of a close relative.
4. From 00:00 local time on March 18, 2020, visa processing for foreign citizens in the form of an electronic document is temporarily suspended.
The measures envisaged are justified by special circumstances and are of temporary character.