17 march / 2020


As an emergency measure to stop the spread of COVID-19 the Government of the Russian Federation imposed temporary restrictions on entry to the Russian Federation by foreign citizens and persons without citizenship from 00:00 on March 18, 2020 to 00:00 on May 1, 2020 (local time). These restrictions are not applicable to staff members of diplomatic missions and consular posts in Russia, drivers of motor vehicles serving international routes, aircraft, ship and railway crews, members of official delegations, holders of diplomatic and official visas as well as regular private visas arriving in Russia due to the death of a close relative, and transit air passengers.

From March 18, 2020 onwards the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Kolkata and Russian Visa Center until further notice will stop receiving visa applications, processing and issuing all visas except for diplomatic and official as well as regular private visas required due to the death of a close relative.