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Returning from abroad

The requirements for international visitors and Russian citizens returning from abroad have changed by the following documents that establish a new Safe Conduct Standard at ITMO University (in Russian): 

Students returning from abroad can only resume their studies after providing the negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests for COVID-19 confirmed by a medical certificate in Russian or English. 

List of countries whose citizens are allowed to enter Russia with the purpose of entry "study" (the entry must be confirmed by the University)

International students can only resume their studies after providing negative PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test for COVID-19 confirmed by a medical certificate in Russian or English. 

The COVID-19 test by PCR must be performed no earlier than two calendar days before arrival in the Russian Federation.

Here's what you'll need to do:

To enter Russia

1. No later than ten days before entering Russia: write to the International Students Learning and Support Center at int.students@itmo.ru and Migration Services Office at omu@itmo.ru with your planned date and time of arrival and border crossing point.

2. Await the reply with details on entering the country/

3. No earlier than two days before entering Russia: take a COVID-19 PCR test. 

4. Provide a negative PCR test in Russian or English at the border crossing point and upon arrival to the dormitory. 

Citizens of the following states may provide their negative PCR test results (of a test taken no earlier than two days before entering Russia) using the Путешествую без COVID-19 app:

  • starting on July 10, 2021: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tadjikistan;
  • starting on September 1, 2021: Moldova, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan

After arriving to Russia

  1. To get your migration registration, write to: 
  2. Acquire a medical insurance policy. You can send your questions regarding this process to int.students@itmo.ru.

Where to get tested

HELIX laboratories 

  • 98 centers all over St. Petersburg; 
  • Express tests with results ready in a day;
  • You can order the test certificate in 16 languages; 
  • Sign up for the test here (in Russian).

INVITRO independent laboratories 

  • Sign up for a test here (in Russian);
  • Find the closest center here.

Euromed Clinic Multipurpose Medical Center

  • Sign up for a test here (in English);
  • Address: Suvorovskiy Pr. 60
  • phone: +7 (812) 327-03-01
  • services available 24/7

On campus

1. During class, you should maintain social distance and abide by sanitary regulations. 

2. Students with symptoms of a respiratory infection cannot attend classes. 

3. If you develop symptoms of a respiratory infection while in Russia, you should immediately contact the city’s accident and emergency services by dialling 103 or 112 on your phone. More information about COVID-19.

Medical services

All international citizens need to have a valid health insurance policy during their stay in Russia.

Make sure that your health insurance is valid in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Oblast.

If you don’t have insurance or it has expired, we encourage you to purchase one with any insurance company in St. Petersburg. 

Should you require medical services, you should contact your insurance company directly.

In case you develop symptoms of a viral infection, you should contact the city’s accident and emergency services by dialling 103 or 112 on your phone.

Should you need any help or consultation, don’t hesitate to contact ITMO’s International Students Learning and Support Center: 

address: Lomonosova St. 9, room 2139 b

phone: +7 (812) 607-04-60+7 (812) 572-21-36

email: int.students@itmo.ru

In case of an emergency, you can call: +7 (921) 350-30-53