Russian citizen coming from abroad will be tested for COVID-19 twice
Russian Federal State Agency for Health and Consumer Rights reported that citizens of the Russian Federation arriving from Turkey and Tanzania before May 1 will take a PCR test twice. After May 1, this rule is applicable for everybody arriving from all other foreign countries. Vaccinated travelers should follow the new regulation as well.
Experts note that the new rule will increase the cost of travelling abroad. A PCR test in Moscow laboratories costs almost 35 euro per person. Free urgent tests are hardly available. In addition, the question of self-isolation until the second test result is also important: so these all can discourage the Russians from traveling abroad.
Natalia Klimenok, graduated from two the most popular Russian universities, Moscow State Linguistic University in 2001 (specialization - linguistics and intercultural communication) and Moscow State University in 2002 (specialization - PR and publicity), several years worked on radio station, before to come to tourism industry in 1995. 8 years she worked in one of the biggest tour operator in Russia, Labirint Travel Company, the main wholesales for such destinations as Greece, Finland and Scandinavia. Natalia has experience in MICE industry, including cooperation with federal organisations. Natalia has PhD in social science. Recently Natalia works in Baginet Sales and Marketing Agency as Executive Director.