Moscow Shuts Down All Cafes, Shops And Restaurants

An increase in the number of cases of coronavirus diseases in Russia was followed by the announcement of emergency measures to support business and the public, the suspension of flights with the whole world, the closure of cafes, restaurants and most stores in Moscow. Even voting on constitutional amendments has been postponed indefinitely. Only the Victory Parade on May 9 remains in the schedule.

Over the past 24 hours, 182 new cases have been registered in Russia; their total number has reached 840.

On the morning of March 26, the Coronavirus Control Headquarters reported 182 new cases per day in 18 regions, of which 136 were in Moscow. In total, 840 cases of coronavirus infection are now registered in Russia.

On Wednesday evening, the operation center reported that two elderly patients with a positive coronavirus test had died in Moscow. Patients 88 and 73 years old were diagnosed in vivo. In addition, pneumonia was confirmed in them, and there were concomitant pathologies. A few days earlier, a 79-year-old woman with coronavirus died in Moscow, but the blood clot was named the cause of death.

As of March 25, the Government of the Russian Federation reported a total of 658 cases of coronavirus. Among them there are cases of internal transfer.

As of March 25, the Government of the Russian Federation reported a total of 658 cases of coronavirus. Among them there are cases of internal transfer.

As of March 24, the Government of the Russian Federation announced the conduct of 185.918 tests, which is approximately 10 thousand tests per day at the moment.

Since March 18, the Government of the Russian Federation has banned all foreign citizens from entering until May 1. The ban will not apply to diplomats, aircraft crews, persons permanently residing in the Russian Federation or transit passengers.

On March 13, the Government of the Russian Federation banned Italian citizens from entering Russia.

Since March 1, the Government of the Russian Federation has restricted South Korean citizens from entering Russia.

They can enter the Russian Federation only through the Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow.

Since February 28, the Government of the Russian Federation has banned Iranian citizens from entering Russia.

Since February 20, the Government of the Russian Federation has banned Chinese citizens from entering Russia, with the exception of transit.

There are no new requirements regarding entry into and exit from Russia specifically with respect to US citizens.
Detailed information on entry and exit requirements can be found at State Department’s Country Specific Information on the Russian Federation.

Travel restrictions:

On March 20, Sheremetyevo International Airport announced the closure of international terminals E and C for arrivals and departures from March 20 to April 30.

Starting March 20, the Government of the Russian Federation will impose restrictions on commercial flights to the United States, Britain and the United Arab Emirates. Regular flights between Moscow and New York, Moscow and London, and Moscow and Abu Dhabi will continue through the Sheremetyevo International Airport.

Starting March 16, air transportation between Russia and the countries of the European Union, Norway and Switzerland will be limited to flights between Moscow and the capitals.

Since March 13, the Government of the Russian Federation imposed restrictions on certain flights between Russia and Italy, France, Germany and Spain.

Since March 1, the Government of the Russian Federation imposed restrictions on flights between Vladivostok and South Korea. Citizens of South Korea can only leave Vladivostok to South Korea, and only citizens of Russia and citizens of countries of the Eurasian Economic Union can leave from South Korea to Vladivostok.

Since February 28, the Government of the Russian Federation imposed restrictions on certain flights between Iran and Russia.

Quarantine Information:

From March 26 to April 14, citizens aged 65 and over who live in Moscow must be in independent quarantine.

Starting March 16, all arrivals from the United States to Moscow must independently pass a 14-day quarantine. For more information on these new measures, go to the Moscow city government website.

From March 16, all arriving in Moscow from China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, France, Germany, Spain and the UK must independently pass 14-day quarantine.

Since March 7, the Moscow government has introduced enhanced control and quarantine measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. One must be prepared to impose travel restrictions without prior notice or with a notification at the last moment.

Prior to the travel ban, quarantine was applied only to Chinese citizens traveling to the Russian Federation who showed signs of illness upon arrival.

Quarantine has also been applied to all confirmed cases of coronavirus in Russia.

The Moscow City Health Department has a hotline where you can get the latest information by phone number +7 495 870-45-09.

 

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An increase in the number of cases of coronavirus diseases in Russia was followed by the announcement of emergency measures to support business and the public, the suspension of flights with the whole world, the closure of cafes, restaurants and most stores in Moscow.

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