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COVID-19 in Russia: Right for Multiple Entry Now Available to HQS and Dependents

10 Feb 2021 9:15 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 governmental decree No. 258-p dated on February 6, 2021 (link in Russian) HQS employees and their family members may enter Russia multiple times based on the approved lists.

What are the changes?

HQS employees and family members (spouses, children, parents, adoptees and adopters) are eligible to multiple entry to Russia if they are included in the lists, which have been sent to the MIA of Russia and the Federal security service of Russia by the federal executive body responsible for the area of the employer company’s activities. Before that single entry was the only available option as per the original decree.

According to the information from Association of European Businesses, the amendment should apply both to new HQS and their family members, and to those who have previously received permission to enter according to the Federal security service lists. The wording of the amendment is in line with this interpretation from a legal point of view. A potential risk may arise from the technical processing of requests by the border control, since it is not known for certain whether the information on all previously issued entry permits is actually stored in the border control database.

Who is affected?

HQS employees, their family members and employer companies.

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