Russia To Resume Visa And Air Travel For Indian Nationals

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The Russian Embassy on Saturday announced that it will start issuing new visas for all categories of Indian citizens who are planning to visit the country by air, as well as to those possessing a residence permit.

The decision comes after the crisis center of Russia has decided to resume reciprocal flights with twice a week frequency between Moscow and New Delhi.

“In this regard, issuing of visas of all categories (including student visa) to enter Russia via air checkpoints is resumed for the Indian citizens, as well as for persons who have a residence permit,” the Russian Embassy in India said in a social media post.

The embassy in a series of tweets also said that the issuance of eVisa is temporarily suspended until an appropriate directive of the Russian Government.

“We would like to emphasize the need to obtain in addition to the standard packet of the required documents (list of them is posted on the Embassy’s website and website of the Russian Visa Centers in India – a valid medical document confirming negative results of the laboratory PCR test for Covid-19,” The embassy further added.

It must be noted that the Government of India has extended the ban on international commercial flights till February 28 because of the COVID-19 pandemic situation.


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