Important notice for international students and post-graduate students planning to go home for holidays or winter break!
According to the information provided by the Emergency Response Centre for preventing the import and spread of the novel coronavirus infection in Russia (approved on 27.08.2021 No 18кв.) international students from all foreign countries, regardless of the resumption of air travel with them, have the opportunity to enter the Russian Federation after they have been included to the lists of people crossing the border of the Russian Federation.
Foreign citizens (citizens of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Moldova, citizens of visa-requiring countries and stateless persons who have valid visas (validity of visa is not less than 45 days at the moment of crossing the border) who staying abroad (including those who left Russia for the period of New Year holidays or winter break not less than 10 days before the expected date of entry (return) to the Russian Federation) should fill in the arrival notification using a specific form and send it to the University to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
After the notification of arrival is sent, all international students should wait for confirmation of their inclusion on the border crossing lists. Confirmation will be sent to the email address that was used to send the notification of arrival.
It is guaranteed that the information received before December 30, 2021 will be entered on the Public services portal. Arrival notifications sent during the period from December 31, 2021 to January 09, 2022 will be accepted for processing only after the end of the New Year’s holidays.
Please note that being included to the border crossing list does not guarantee a border crossing if there are reasons why it is not possible (no visa, etc.).
Not less than 2 calendar days before your arrival (return) to Russia, you must take a PCR test for COVID-19 and, if the result is negative, obtain a corresponding document in Russian or English in your country.
After arrival (return) it is necessary to fulfill all actions (see step-by-step instructions) stipulated by the Procedure of access to the study process for foreign students. Moreover, since leaving the territory of the Russian Federation leads to automatic removal from the migration registry, foreign nationals are obliged to re-rigester at the address of their stay within the stipulated period after their return to the Russian Federation.