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  • 11 Aug 2021 10:00 AM | Alexander Belyasov (Administrator)

    Dear CERBA Members and Partners,

    We would like to update you on the latest information on the current COVID-19 situation in Russia and CIS countries. The epidemiological situation varies across regions: appropriate restrictive measures are implemented at the local level. All relevant information on the current COVID-19 situation in Russia and CIS countries was gathered and prepared by CERBA Corporate Member – Intermark Relocation. To learn more about COVID-19 restriction update in each country, please click the respective link below.


     RUSSIA

    Russia continues to expand the list of "approved countries" whose citizens and permanent residents can cross the borders. Recently flights have been resumed with France, the Czech Republic and Albania. In Moscow the majority of restrictions have been lifted.

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     ARMENIA

    Air and land borders are open for foreign citizens. The quarantine regime has been extended until the end of 2021. Almost all restrictive measures have been cancelled.

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     AZERBAIJAN
    Azerbaijan’s land borders are closed for entry. Air borders are open. The quarantine regime is in effect till September 1st. In September some quarantine measures will be tightened.
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     BELARUS

    Air borders are open for foreign citizens: recently certain requirements regarding self-isolation and vaccinated foreign nationals have been changed. Entry of foreign nationals and stateless persons via land borders is still prohibited with some exceptions. No particular coronavirus-related restrictions are implemented by the government In Belarus.

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     GEORGIA
    Air and land borders are open for entry: the requirements vary for vaccinated and non-vaccinated foreign citizens. Most restrictive measures have been cancelled: the curfew has been lifted.
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     KAZAKHSTAN

    Earlier imposed entry rules are in force in Kazakhstan: borders are open for 16 countries. The epidemiological situation is currently unstable in the country: strict quarantine measures have been introduced in Nur-Sultan and Almaty.

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     KYRGYZSTAN
    Kyrgyzstan’s borders are open for foreign nationals. Minimum restrictive quarantine measures are in force in the country.
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     MOLDOVA

    Recently the Moldovan government has made adjustments in the entry procedure. The government categorizes all countries as "green" or "red" zones for arrivals. In Chișinău most quarantine measures have been terminated.

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     UKRAINE
    Ukrainian borders are open for crossing. However, over the past days the government has imposed a new entry procedure for foreign citizens. The adaptive quarantine regime is in force till the end of August. All Ukrainian regions are divided in several zones according to COVID-19 spread and prevalence rate: green, yellow, orange and red.
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     UZBEKISTAN
    Foreign nationals are allowed to enter Uzbekistan. Persons are obliged to comply with quarantine restrictions in the country: mass events are banned, catering facilities are subject to limitations.
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  • 09 Aug 2021 10:00 AM | Alexander Belyasov (Administrator)

    Dear CERBA Members and Partners,

    According to the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member – Intermark Relocation, please be informed that in accordance with the Government no 2156-r dated August 4, 2021 (link in Russian) restrictions on entry into Russia and issuing of migration permits have been lifted for citizens of Moldova, Dominicana and Bahrain, as well as for persons permanently residing in these countries. As it was earlier announced the regular flights with these countries were resumed from August 9.

    This is to remind you that entry into the Russian Federation will be allowed for citizens and permanent residents of the above countries in case of entering via direct flight from any country that is included in the green list.

    THE GREEN LIST AS OF AUGUST 9, 2021:

    I. Countries included in the list in the Appendix 2 to the Government decree No. 635-r dated March 16, 2020 (the restrictions on entry and migration permits obtaining are lifted):

    * The list of checkpoints includes the following Russian airports:

    - UK
    - Turkey
    - Tanzania (1)
    - Switzerland
    - Egypt
    - Maldives
    - UAE
    - Kazakhstan
    - Kyrgyzstan
    - South Korea
    - Belarus (2)
    - Serbia

    -Cuba
    - Japan
    - Ethiopia
    - Seychelles
    - Finland
    - India
    - Qatar
    - Vietnam
    - Armenia
    - Azerbaijan
    - Greece
    - Singapour

    - Venezuela
    - Syria
    - Tajikistan
    - Uzbekistan
    - Sri Lanka
    - Germany
    - Iceland
    - Malta
    - Mexico
    - Portugal
    - Saudi Arabia
    - Austria

    - Hungary
    - Lebanon
    - Luxembourg
    - Mauritius
    - Morocco
    - Croatia
    - Belgium
    - Bulgaria
    - Jordan
    - Ireland
    - Italy
    - Cyprus

    - North Macedonia
    - USA
    - China (3)
    - Liechtenstein (3)
    - France
    - Czech Republic
    - Albania
    - Moldova
    - Dominicana
    - Bahrain

    (1) Air traffic suspended until August 17, 2021

    (2) Included in the separate clause of the decree 635-r (cl. 2.10)

    (3) There was no official confirmation on re-establishing regular air traffic

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    You can read an original version here.


  • 28 Jul 2021 11:00 AM | Alexander Belyasov (Administrator)

    Dear CERBA Members and Partners,

    According to the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member – Intermark Relocation, please be informed of the amendments to the rules of testing for COVID-19 for foreign nationals arriving in Russia from EAEU member countries as well as from several CIS countries and Turkmenistan introduced by the Decree of the Government of Russia No. 1998-р dated 20.07.2021.

    What are the changes?

    Foreign nationals who are exempt from entry restrictions in accordance with the governmental decree No. 635-р dated 16.03.2020 and who arrive in Russia from countries participating in the “Travel without COVID-19” program via air checkpoints specified in the approved list* must present a negative PCR test result in the form of a QR-code displayed in the “Travel without COVID-19” mobile app.

    The test must be conducted within 3 calendar days before entry in Russia in one of certified labs listed in the mobile app.

    This rule applies to foreign nationals regardless of their citizenship and comes into force as follows:

    • for persons arriving from EAEU member states (Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia) starting from 25 July 2021
    • for persons arriving in Russia from Azerbaijan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenia starting from 1 September 2021

    This requirement is not mandatory for persons who transit through these countries on their way to Russia or make a short stop there. Such persons may present a negative PCR test result as usual (as a paper document) provided that they do their test in a 3rd country within 3 calendar days before entry into Russia and also present tickets or boarding passes confirming their full itinerary to Russia.

    * The list of checkpoints includes the following Russian airports:

    • Anapa (AAQ)
    • Vladivostok (VVO)
    • Grozny (GRV)
    • Ekaterinburg (SVX)
    • Kazan (KZN)
    • Kaliningrad (KGD)
    • Krasnodar (KRR)
    • Krasnoyarsk (KJA)
    • Moscow (SVO, VKO, DME)
    • Nizhnekamsk (NBC)
    • Novosibirsk (OVB)
    • Zhukovsky (CKL)
    • Rostov-on-Don (ROV)
    • Samara (KUF)
    • Saint-Petersburg (LED)
    • Sochi (AER)
    • Ufa (UFA)
    • Chkalovsky (ZIA)

    NB! Foreign nationals who arrive in Russia from any other countries or those who arrive from the specified countries but do so via checkpoints other than listed may confirm their negative PCR test result by a paper document as before.

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    You can read an original version here.

  • 26 Jul 2021 4:00 AM | Alexander Belyasov (Administrator)

    Dear CERBA Members and Partners,

    According to the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member – Intermark Relocation, please be informed that the governmental Operational staff for the prevention of importing and spreading of the new coronavirus infection has decided to resume regular air traffic with Bahrain, Dominican Republic and Republic of Moldova.

    The flights will resume effective 9 August 2021.

    Which document introduces the changes?

    The decision of the Operational staff for the prevention of importing and spreading of the new coronavirus infection (available in Russian at the following link http://government.ru/news/42871)

    Who is affected?

    Russian and foreign citizens who travel from Russia to the listed countries or vice versa.

    Intermark comment

    Please note that in order to remove the restrictions on the entry of foreign citizens into Russia from the aforementioned countries, the resumption of regular flights is not enough. These countries must also be included in the list provided for in Appendix 2 to the decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 635-r dated March 16, 2020. Until these countries are included in the decree, restrictions on entry and issuance of migration permits apply to their citizens and permanent residents in full accordance with clause 2 of the decree.

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    You can read an original version here.

  • 25 Jul 2021 9:00 AM | Alexander Belyasov (Administrator)

                

    MAKS 2021, biennial Moscow event, has appeared to be the first major air show of the pandemic era. The venue held from the 20th to the 25th of July gave Russia’s aerospace industry an opportunity to display its domestically-developed wares.

    Amid yet another COVID-19 wave, CERBA for the 6th time in a row brought together under one roof Canadian aerospace companies to take part in the tradeshow locally and remotely.

    "Canadian business is committed to the aerospace sector in Russia in the areas of avionics, aircraft assembly, sales of business jets and space technology and other relevant fields. The fact that we continue to field a significant delegation at MAKS is testament to this commitment. Canada and Russia are natural partners in aerospace and CERBA will continue to promote cooperation to the greatest extent possible" says Nathan Hunt, CERBA Moscow Chairman.

    De Havilland Aircraft of Canada and MDS Aero Support Corporation were the proud Canadian pioneers that exhibit at the XV INTERNATIONAL AVIATION AND SPACE SALON MAKS, others participated remotely and were yet listed in the catalogue.

    With three decades of history, MDS Aero Support Corporation is a long-standing Tier 1 supplier of turnkey test solutions for gas turbine engines and engine components in numerous projects that are run in Russia. Konstantin Ilchenko, Regional Director of Eastern Europe and Eurasia indicated at the exhibition that "MDA Aero Support is a regular exhibitor at MAKS. We especially enjoy face-to-face meetings, with our participation we show our devotion to the market and also boost lead opportunities".

    De Havilland Canada showcased its Dash 8-400 and shared its aircraft fleet and service solutions. The most productive turboprop on the market, the Dash 8-400, made a good traction at the show. Known as the "network builder" due to its short take-off and landing capabilities and efficient regional operations, the Dash 8-400 comes equipped with more seats, more legroom, more cargo and offers more flights per day. "It is for the first time DHC promotes Dash 8-400 at MAKS and yet as you see it is crowded at our booth!" stated Anastasija Visnakova, Director of Sales EMEAR.

    "As a bilateral entity, CERBA has a responsibility to steer discussions that can benefit Canada Eurasia society and to use our voice and the voices of our members to spark conversations and inspire our network to take action. As such, within the MAKS 2021 tradeshow, together with CERBA Moscow Chapter we held multiple in-person and remote conversations with Russian and Kazakh entities," says Marina Belskikh, Regional director of CERBA in Ottawa and Montreal.

    The interest to collaborate with Canada was expressed by the following organizations: - in Russia: Sverdlovsk-based Titanium Valley, Development Corporation of the Ulyanovsk Region", "Ulyanovsk" special economic zone, Ministry of Investment, Industry and Science of the Moscow Region, Moscow Innovation cluster and its technological companies, Center for International Cooperation of the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute "TsAGI" in Russia, Far East Regional emergency agencies and Aircraft and helicopter manufactures and repair and overhaul services providers, a number of mining companies.

    – in Kazakhstan: Kazakh Aviation Industry LLP and JSC "Republican center of space communication".

    Here's a shortlist of subjects that the Association discussed with the federal and regional government agencies, development and research institutions, and businesses:

    1. How Eurasia increases the transport accessibility and connectivity of territories, passenger and freight traffic, mobility of citizens

    2. Development of regional aviation in Russia: challenges and solutions

    3. Emergency and ambulance aviation in Eurasia

    4. Sustainable growth of Eurasian aviation industry: criteria set and projections for the transformation

    5. Russia’s aviation industry and its international competitiveness: the creation of the Russian Aviation Infrastructure System (RAIS) based on the value chain (VC); development of an integrated management structure for the aviation industry strategic planning system based on the RAIS; changing approaches to assessing the efficiency of the development of aviation industry from 2013 to 2030

    6. Development of new transport hubs and upgrade of airport terminal (high tech) infrastructures

    7. Readiness of Russian air fleets for upgrade and demand for new-generation fuel-efficient aircraft

    8. Russia’s changing civil aviation regulations and their efficiency: progress on certification of new planes, import tax relief for the purchasing of western-built aircraft; introduction of electronic check-in and e-freight procedures, wet-leasing of an aircraft, etc.

    9. The export potential of Russian aircraft and components producers

    10. Leveraging of the financing of the aviation industry in Russia and Eurasian countries

    11. Canadian best practices in improvement of transport infrastructure, unmanned vehicle regulation, growth of research capabilities, reducing the cost of servicing the flight hour, government measures to support the development of the industry, etc.

    12. Personnel training programs in collaboration with Canadian educational entities

    13. Joint research projects in the aerospace industry

    CERBA projects to build on mentioned above join projects already within the upcoming Russia-Canada Business Council in November 2021. The Ministry of Transportation of Russia, Federal Air Transport Agency, Interstate Aviation Committee, Rosaviatsiya, Research institutions and other regional entities and businesses of Russia will be among contributors to the joint developments.

    It is through building partnerships across sectors that CERBA creates social value and lays a path to meaningful relations and solutions. You are welcome to be a part of the developments. We will make sure to include each and everyone.

  • 22 Jul 2021 6:00 AM | Alexander Belyasov (Administrator)

    Bellerage Alinga moved up for the first time to the TOP-3 of accounting and tax outsourcing firms in Russia according to the newest RA-Expert rating. The RA-Expert ranking is the only of its kind in Russia and regarded as the authoritative classification by the outsourcing industry.

    This achievement has become possible thanks to the merger with INTERPONT accounting practice.

    Bellerage Alinga expresses its gratitude to all its clients and partners for their trust and support, as they form the basis for further growth while maintaining price-quality leadership.

  • 21 Jul 2021 11:00 AM | Alexander Belyasov (Administrator)

    Dear CERBA Members and Partners,

    The Moscow Health Department has opened vaccination sites for foreign citizens.

    Vaccination against COVID-19 in Moscow is available only to foreigners who work or live here and can provide one of the following documents:

    • patent / work permit in Moscow;
    • residence permit;
    • temporary residence permit in Moscow;
    • confirmation of the diplomatic status.

    Both individuals and legal entities (employers) can apply for vaccination.

    For individuals and legal entities:

    • The main vaccination center for foreign citizens is located in "Luzhniki" (see map).

    For legal entities:

    • There is also a vaccination point in "Sadovod" shopping center.
    • When forming a group of 50 or more employees, it is possible to organize vaccination on site in Gostiny Dvor.
    • Vaccination has been temporarily suspended at the Migration Center in the village of Sakharovo.

    For individuals:

    Individuals can also get vaccinated in 25 polyclinics of Moscow.

    Vaccination with Sputnik Light. This is a lightweight version of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, which does not require the injection of the second dose of the vaccine.

    The cost of vaccination per person — 1 300 RUB.

    For the moment, this is the only possible way for foreign citizens to get vaccinated. This service is not yet available in paid clinics.

  • 19 Jul 2021 3:27 PM | Vera Dedyulya (Administrator)

    Canada is reopening the border to fully vaccinated tourists this summer. 

    Summary of new policies:

    • Fully vaccinated U.S. tourists can enter Canada starting August 9
    • Hotel quarantine policy ending August 9
    • Fully vaccinated children of Canadians, and other exempt travellers to have amended quarantine starting August 9
    • Fully vaccinated tourists from all countries can enter September 7
    • India flight ban extended to August 21
    • More airports accepting international flights

    Provided the COVID situation is under control, Canada will start accepting U.S. citizens and permanent residents coming from the U.S. as soon as August 9. That same day, Canada will also be getting rid of the hotel quarantine for all travellers. The border will reopen to fully vaccinated travellers from all countries on September 7.

    In order to be considered “fully vaccinated,” travellers must have the recommended dosage of a vaccine approved for use in Canada. The final injection must have been received at least 14 days prior to entry. It does not matter which country travellers got their vaccines from. Currently, Canada accepts the following vaccine manufacturers: Astra Zeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). All results must be presented in French or English, otherwise border officials will need to see a certified translation.

    Before coming to Canada, all documents need to be submitted to the ArriveCan app or website. All travellers still need a 14-day quarantine plan.

    The new measures do not start to come into effect until August 9 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time.

    Government officials also confirmed Canada will be extending its ban on direct flights to India.

    Read the full article here>>

    Property of CIC News

  • 15 Jul 2021 4:00 AM | Alexander Belyasov (Administrator)

    Dear CERBA Members and Partners,

    According to the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member – Intermark Relocation, please be informed that the governmental Operational staff for the prevention of importing and spreading of the new coronavirus infection has decided to resume regular air traffic with France and Czech Republic.

    The flights will resume effective 24 July 2021.

    Which document introduces the changes?

    The decision of the Operational staff for the prevention of importing and spreading of the new coronavirus infection (available in Russian at the following link http://government.ru/news/42765/)

    Who is affected?

    Russian and foreign citizens who travel from Russia to the listed countries or vice versa.

    Intermark comment

    We expect that France and Czech Republic will also be “green listed”, i.e. included in the list of countries exempted from entry restrictions for citizens and permanent residents who travel by direct flights from such countries.

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    You can read an original version here.

  • 06 Jul 2021 9:00 AM | Alexander Belyasov (Administrator)

    Dear CERBA Members and Partners,

    According to the information kindly provided by CERBA Corporate Member – Intermark Relocation, please be informed that on 1 July 2021 the President of Russia signed a law which introduces obligatory fingerprinting and medical examination for foreign nationals who arrive in Russia for work purposes or stay in Russia for other purposes longer than 90 days.

    The changes will take effect on 29 December 2021.

    Which law introduces the changes?

    Federal law No. 274-FZ of 1 July 2021

    What are the changes?

    1. The law introduces the obligatory fingerprinting and photographing procedure for the following foreigners:

    • Those who enter Russia for the purpose of work
    • Those who enter Russia for other purposes and stay longer than 90 days

    Deadlines are as follows:

    • HQS – upon collection of work permit
    • Patent holders – upon filing application for patent
    • Other employees, including EAEU nationals and standard WP holders – within 30 days from entry
    • Those who enter for non-work purposes for longer than 90 days – within 90 days from entry

    Specifics of procedure:

    • Foreigners undergo it only once and receive a confirmation document upon passing it
    • Medical check-up certificates are required for the process

    2. The law introduces obligation of the above-mentioned categories to pass a medical check-up:

    • Upon entry for work purposes – within 30 days from entry
    • Upon entry for longer than 90 days – within 90 days from entry
    • Repeated check-up upon expiry of previously received certificates – within 30 days from expiry

    NB! The medical check-up includes tests for narcomania, HIV and a number of infectious diseases included in the list approved by the Ministry of Health.

    Specifics of procedure:

    • Check-up is conducted by medical institutions located in Russia
    • The list of authorised medical institutions is to be approved by authorities in each Russian region
    • The validity period of issued certificates is to be approved by the Ministry of Health

    3. The law exempts the following foreign nationals from passing fingerprinting, photographing and medical check-up:

    • citizens of Belarus
    • children under 6 years old
    • employees of intergovernmental organisations, employees of foreign diplomatic missions on the basis of reciprocity and their family members

    4. In case a foreign national fails to attend fingerprinting or medical check-up, their allowed term of stay will be reduced.

    In case narcomania or listed infectious diseases are detected, the term of stay will be reduced and additionally the authority can decide that the foreigner’s stay in Russia is undesirable.

    Intermark comments

    Once the law takes effect, all foreign employees, both visa-required and visa-free, HQS and EAEU nationals included, will become subject to the fingerprinting procedure requirement and will have to occasionally pass medical check-ups (the frequency will depend on the validity period of issued certificates).

    Dependents who plan to stay in Russia longer than 90 days continuously will also fall under these new requirements.

    In our estimation the law will make immigration cases more complex with foreign nationals becoming more involved in the process (necessity of in-person visits to authorities and clinics). In addition, difficulties with interpreting the law and putting it into practice might take place at the beginning. Specifically, the law does not specify course of action for those foreign employees who will be staying in Russia at the moment of its entry into force.

    We will be closely monitoring official comments from state authorities as well as adoption of sub-laws elaborating on these new requirements.

    Who is affected?

    Foreign nationals who enter Russia for the purpose of work or enter for other purposes and stay longer than 90 days.

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    You can read an original version here.

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