Foreign students from 25 'safe' countries allowed into Russia

By Nguyen Quy   March 23, 2021 | 07:44 am GMT+7
Foreign students from 25 'safe' countries allowed into Russia
Russian officials and medical staff wearing protective gear check passengers as a preventive measure against Covid-19 at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, Russia, March 7, 2020. Photo by Reuters.
The Russian government is allowing university students from 25 "safe" countries including Vietnam to resume their studies in the country.

The returning students will need to notify their universities by email 10 days ahead of arrival and submit two coronavirus tests using real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) within 72 hours before and after landing in Russia, the World & Vietnam Report under Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported.

After landing in Russia, the foreign students will be quarantined at home and will study online until they show their second negative results.

There are now 6,000 Vietnamese students in Russia.

Russia in January lifted a travel ban on Finland, Vietnam, India and Qatar that was imposed last year to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The government said the citizens of these countries can fly into Russia.

Vietnam has recorded 908 community transmissions in its latest Covid-19 outbreak detected Jan. 28. Most of the 13 affected localities have now gone through many days without recording any new cases.

Russia is the world's fourth biggest Covid-19 hotspot, with 4.4 million infections and 95,000 deaths.

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