Coronavirus. Prevention and vaccination

Procedure for traveling to the Russian Federation and entering the Academy campus: Instructions for international students


1. Starting from September 01, 2021, foreign citizens from all countries can enter Russia for studying, regardless of the resumption of air communication with them.

IMPORTANT! Due to the Decision of the Chief medical officer No. 17 of 02 July 2021, citizens of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan on July 10, 2021, and the citizens of Azerbaijan, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan from September 01, 2021 when crossing the State border of the Russian Federation confirmed the presence of a negative result of a laboratory examination of the material, taken not earlier than three calendar days before arrival, the territory of the Russian Federation on COVID-19 by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using mobile apps "travel without COVID-19".

2. Before going to Russia, international students must notify their supervisor/coordinator/dean's office of the date of their arrival at least 10 days in advance. In response, they will be emailed a list of documents required for entry into Russia. If a foreign underaged student and or stateless person are accompanied by a parent or adoptive parent (taking into account the presentation of documents confirming the degree of kinship) in the amount of no more than 1 accompanying person per 1 foreign student, the data on him is also transmitted to the curator/ coordinator/ to the dean's office. Those planning to live in the dormitory on RANEPA campus will also receive additional information about their place of residence.

3. All international students will be required to get, no earlier than two calendar days before arriving in Russia, a COVID-19 PCR test and bring a certificate in Russian or English issued in their country and confirming they are negative. A scan/photo of this document must be sent to their supervisor/coordinator/dean's office.

4. When crossing the border, foreign full-time and part-time students are required to fill out a migration card for the purpose of entering "study" (except for citizens of Belarus). Another purpose of entry is a violation of the migration legislation of the Russian Federation.

5. Within 48 hours after entering the territory of Russia, international students must take a repeated PCR test.

- If you have an insurance policy from Absolut Insurance, the PCR test can be taken free of charge at the RANEPA Medical Center (Academy campus at Yugo-Zapadnaya metro station, Building 7), or you can apply to any other medical facility, including medical centers at airports, for a fee;

- If you have an insurance policy from another company, you can apply to the said company to take the PCR test free of charge. You can also apply to the RANEPA Medical Center (Academy campus at Yugo-Zapadnaya metro station, Building 7) for a fee, or use any other medical facility on the same basis, including medical centers at airports.

6. All arriving students will be required to self-isolate at their place of residence until their test result is ready. Once you have the certificate, you must send a scan/photo to your supervisor/coordinator/dean's office. During the period of isolation, students are expected to join their classes online. International students are not allowed to attend classes on campus until they get a second test.

During the period of self-isolation, residents of the dormitory are allowed to use grocery delivery services (the delivery man will be able to deliver the order to the door of the room). To do this, the student must tell the delivery man the room number and full name of the student to whom the groceries will be delivered for passing through the checkpoint (for the Academy campus near the Yugo-Zapadnaya metro station - Checkpoint No. 4).

IMPORTANT! The presence of an insurance policy is mandatory for all foreign citizens who are located on the territory of the Russian Federation.

Starting from 08.12.2021, students who arrived from the Republic of Botswana, the Republic of Zimbabwe, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Republic of Madagascar, the Republic of Mozambique, the Republic of Namibia, the United Republic of Tanzania, the Kingdom of Eswatini, the Republic of South Africa and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to the territory of the Russian Federation must observe the isolation regime within 14 calendar days from the date of arrival with a double laboratory examination for COVID-19 by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method:

- The first examination - within 2 days from the date of arrival;

- The second examination - from the 10th to the 12th day from the date of arrival. 

If, during the period of self-isolation upon arrival in Russia, you feel any acute respiratory symptoms (such as fever, sore throat, runny nose, cough, etc.) you must immediately inform your coordinator/supervisor/dean's office and contact a doctor using your valid insurance policy.

If you do not have the contacts of your supervisor/coordinator/dean's office, please contact the RANEPA Department for International Development at


Due to the continuing epidemiological situation, RANEPA recommends that all foreign citizens arrive in the Russian Federation already vaccinated against a new coronavirus infection (any vaccine against COVID-19 will do).

RANEPA also informs that according to the decision of the Ministry of Health of Russia, foreign citizens in Moscow are being vaccinated with a single-component vaccine "Sputnik Light", developed at the National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology named after N.F. Gamalei.

According to the information presented on the official website of the Mayor of Moscow, the cost of vaccination for one person is 1,300 rubles (non-cash payment only). 27 points have been opened in Moscow where it is possible to vaccinate. More detailed information on the official website of the Mayor of Moscow.


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