Balkan countries which can receive tourists from Russia without PCR test
The rules of entry to the countries of the Balkan Peninsula for Russian tourists, who have been vaccinated against coronavirus with the domestic drug "Sputnik V", have been published. Most of the states located in this region of Europe have established loyal conditions for Russian travelers.
Slovenia. Russians vaccinated with "Sputnik V" are exempted from both the 10-day quarantine upon arrival and from the presentation of a negative PCR test result. The vaccination certificate must be written in Slovenian or English. The second vaccination must be made no later than 14 days before arrival in Slovenia. Those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months can present a certificate of the presence of antibodies instead of a vaccination certificate.
Croatia. A PCR test is not needed if there is a certificate of vaccination (including with a Russian drug), the second dose must be made at least 15 days before arrival. It is also allowed to provide a certificate of recovery from COVID-19, issued at least 12 days before arrival in Croatia. For travel purposes, reservation of rooms and payment for accommodation is required for the entire stay.
Montenegro. "Sputnik V" vaccination certificate obtained a week or earlier before arrival, or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19, exempt travelers from presenting a PCR test. From April 1 to October 31, entry for Russians for up to 90 days is visa-free.
Bulgaria. Entry of citizens of the Russian Federation with tourist purposes is allowed from May 1. Instead of a negative PCR test, you can present a vaccination document, including "Sputnik V" (the second vaccination must be done 14 or more days before arrival). In addition, the test is not needed if there is a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 in the period from 15 to 180 days before arrival in Bulgaria.
Albania. According to the latest information on the website of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Albania has not established any requirements for the presentation of a PCR test or a vaccination certificate for foreigners, with the exception of those arriving from the UK. Visas for Russian tourists were canceled until the end of 2021, if the duration of stay in the country is no more than 90 days.
Serbia. PCR test is not needed for those who were vaccinated with "Sputnik V" only in medical centers of this country. Russian tourists vaccinated at home will need a negative test for coronavirus, made no earlier than 48 hours before crossing the Serbian border.