On August 1, Russia resumes flights with Turkey. At the first stage, the Russians will be able to fly to Istanbul and Ankara on vacation, and from August 10 - to Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman. Flights will be organized from the airports of Moscow, Moscow region, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don.
Unlike previous rules, now tourists will not have to go through a 14-day quarantine after arriving in Turkey. In most cases, isolation will not be required after returning home to Russia.
Will isolation be required after returning home?
Rospotrebnadzor from July 15, 2020 canceled the 14-day isolation for those arriving in Russia on regular flights. This rule applies to all those who arrived from countries with which air traffic will be resumed.
Instead, tourists returning from Turkey will have to register for a flight on the State Services portal and fill out a special form, and on board the aircraft leave their data in another form. In addition, upon returning to Russia, they will need to be tested for coronavirus and, within three calendar days, upload the results of the study into a completed electronic form.
If the passengers of the flight are foreigners, they will need to submit the test result by PCR for COVID-19 even when boarding the plane. The analysis is valid for no more than three calendar days prior to arrival in Russia. If a citizen of another state does not have time to pass the test before the trip, he will be obliged to do it within three calendar days after arriving in the Russian Federation. However, it is worth noting that some airlines have already announced that they will not allow foreigners on board without this document. They have such a right, Rospotrebnadzor said. In addition to the test result for the new coronavirus on board, tourists will be asked to fill out a special questionnaire.
In what case can they be quarantined after returning from Turkey?
According to the decree of the chief sanitary doctor of the Russian Federation of July 7, 2020, isolation at the place of residence or stay will be required for tourists who feel unwell or have received a positive PCR test for coronavirus. In this case, quarantine will continue until recovery and a negative test result.
It is also worth remembering that not all regions of the country have abolished mandatory isolation for tourists returning from abroad. According to the National Tourism Portal, as of July 29, quarantine for those who arrived from other countries remains in the Amur, Arkhangelsk, Bryansk, Volgograd, Ivanovo, Nizhny Novgorod, Omsk and Sverdlovsk regions, in the republics of Crimea, Bashkortostan, Karelia, Mordovia and Komi, as well as in Perm. Territory, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, in Sevastopol and some others. There is also quarantine for all those who enter, including from abroad, in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic and in the Republic of Adygea, in the Irkutsk, Kirov, Lipetsk, Orenburg, Penza, Smolensk and Magadan regions, Kamchatka Territory, Stavropol Territory, Khabarovsk Territory, Chuvash republic.
Before planning a trip, you should make sure that the rules have not changed at the time of travel and that you will not have to go through mandatory quarantine in your region after visiting Turkey. This information can be found on the websites of local authorities.