Travelling to Russia
As of April 5, 2021, the borders of the Russian Federation remain closed for the entry of most foreign citizens in accordance with the Order of the Government of the Russian Federation of March 16, 2020 No. 635-r.
At the moment, only foreign citizens with citizenship or residence permits of the following countries can enter the territory of the Russian Federation in the status of international students:
- Kyrgyz Republic
- Arab Emirates
- Republic of Seychelles
- Sri Lanka
- South Korea
- South Ossetia
The list will also be updated on the HSE visa page: https://ivisa.hse.ru/news/437443684.html
To enter, one has to have a visa and be on lists for arrival, which will be sent by HSE after the student declares the intent to come to Russia and provides information to the study office.
Even if a student was included in the arrival lists, this does not exempt them from getting a visa. If a student obtains two passports, they should use a Russian one upon arrival.