Russia: Three-stage process to lift Covid-19 restrictions

Russia: Three-stage process to lift Covid-19 restrictions


On June 8th, 2020, the Russian authorities released Decree No. 68 YM announcing a three-stage process to lift the Covid-19 restrictions.

What has changed?

The first stage commenced on June 9th and includes the following:

  • Self-isolation requirement is lifted for all in Moscow including those over 65 and citizens suffering from chronic diseases
  • Digital passes and walk schedules are no longer required
  • Social cards are reactivated
  • Certain small businesses such as hairdressers, beauty salons, and veterinary clinics can resume work
  • Car sharing restrictions are lifted
  • Social organizations, film and recording studios and research institutes can return to normal activities and theaters can recommence rehearsals.
  • Visiting city cemeteries is permitted once again

Stage 2 will commence from the 16th June and will include the reopening of dentists, libraries, real estate offices, museums, exhibition halls and zoos. Attendance of sporting events will be permitted as long as stands are filled by no more than 10%. Outdoor terraces of restaurants and cafes will be reopened.

From June 23rd, stage 3 will commence and include the full opening of café and restaurants, fitness clubs and swimming pools. Restrictions on the opening of kindergartens will be lifted as will the use of public infrastructure.

For further information on the relaxation of the Covid-19 related restrictions in Russia, please contact the Sterling Lexicon immigration team at 

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