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PCR for COVID canceled for vaccinated Russians returning from abroad

PCR for COVID canceled for vaccinated Russians returning from abroad
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PCR testing for COVID-19 has been canceled for Russians who have been vaccinated or who have had coronavirus who return from abroad. At the same time, those arriving who are not included in this group will have to observe isolation until the results of two tests for coronavirus are received.

This decree of the head of Rospotrebnadzor is published on the official portal of legal information. The innovations take effect from July 7th. The decree of Anna Popova, the chief sanitary doctor of the Russian Federation, states that if there is a vaccination against coronavirus for a year or information about a coronavirus disease transferred in the last six months, a laboratory test by PCR is not required.

Those who are not vaccinated and who have not been ill must undergo a PCR test for coronavirus within three days from the date of arrival in Russia and observe the isolation regime at the place of residence until the results are received.

In Russia, from January 18, began mass vaccination from the coronavirus. Currently, four vaccines against COVID-19 are registered in the Russian Federation: Sputnik V, Sputnik Light, EpiVacCorona and KoviVak.

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