COVID-19

Entry regulations

From November 1, 2020, regular air traffic between Russia and Japan is restored. From October 20, 2020, the Russian Visa Application Center in Tokyo resumed operations and started accepting applications for all visa categories, without restrictions on the purpose of travel, from Japanese citizens and foreign citizens permanently residing in Japan. Please note that when boarding an aircraft to Russia, foreign citizens must present a certificate (in Russian or English) confirming negative laboratory test result for COVID-19 by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method of a material collected no earlier than three days before arrival in Russia. Please note that entry to Russia for citizens and residents of Japan is only possible by flights from any of the countries listed in the Attachment 1 to the Government decree No 635-R. In order to prevent the spread of infection, submission of applications will be carried out exclusively by appointment. Access to the visa application center will be granted only to the applicants wearing face masks, no earlier than 5 minutes before the appointment time. To reduce the risk of infection, please observe social distance or use the service of applying for a visa by post.

It is currently possible to travel to Russia from the below listed countries:

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Iran>
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait
  • Kenya
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Morocco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • UAE
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam

Please note!

The rules and restrictions of international travel during the Covid-19 pandemic are constantly changing. Therefore it is obligatory to check the latest updates provided by your airline.

Updated: 09.11.2021

Security measures

Dear applicants,

Currently planned measures are being taken in Japan and in the Russian Federation in order to lift the previously introduced measures, aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronovirus infection. It is planned to proceed with a phased opening of borders and the start of international passenger traffic. State institutions are opening, small and medium-sized enterprises, including those working in the service sector, are starting to operate.

In its turn, Interlink Service also takes the necessary measures to resume operation of Visa Application Centers. The offices will work in accordance with the requirements and recommendations related to the compliance with sanitary standards, disinfection and social distance, which are presented to organizations of the service sector by the respective government agencies.

  1. Sanitation of the premises with the use of disinfectants. Carrying out wet cleaning of rooms and common areas.
  2. At the entrance to the office and at every document submission counter there will be hand sanitizers available for the customers.
  3. Ensuring control of the body temperature of the employees and the mandatory suspension from work of persons with elevated body temperature and (or) with signs of respiratory infections (fever, cough, runny nose).
  4. Applications will be accepted by appointment observing the necessary time intervals between visitors to exclude contact between them.
  5. Visa applicants will be attended at a distance of at least 1.5 meters from each other. Respective signage will be implemented and the chairs in the waiting area will be placed at a set distance.
  6. In compliance with the principles of social distancing between employees and visitors, separation windows will be installed at the document submission counters.
  7. Use of individual protective means (face masks).