The Russian Embassy in India has announced the issuing of visas for all categories, including student visas to enter Russia by air.

An official statement on their Twitter account reads, “Issuing of visas of all categories (including student visa) to enter Russia via air checkpoints is resumed for the Indian citizens, as well as for persons who have a residence permit.”

However, the issuance of e-visas is temporarily suspended until an appropriate directive is received from the Russian government.

Those applying for visas will have to provide the required documents listed here.

It is also mandatory for all travellers to provide a valid medical document confirming the negative results of the laboratory PCR test for Covid-19. 

On January 25, the Russian government lifted the travel ban for citizens of Finland, Vietnam, India, and Qatar. The government directive stated, “allowing to restore of international air traffic on a reciprocal basis with a number of foreign states, including India.

“The flight between New Delhi and Moscow is expected to be operated twice a week.”