Travel and Safety Information

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We at LingoTaxi are doing our best to apply all possible safety measures to make sure our passengers arrive at their destination sound and safe. To take away some of the hassle of the new global reality, we advise all our passengers to carefully prepare their trips in advance.

Below, our team has put together some relevant information for preparation. Please note that local regulations might change quickly and might not always be immediately up-to-date on this website.

For any questions, please contact our English-speaking customer service by email or chat. We’re available 24/7 for you.

Travel to Russia

Starting 15 July, foreign visitors to Russia must present English or Russian-language proof that they have tested negative for the coronavirus in the past 72 hours to be allowed entrance.

Like Russian citizens returning home, foreigners without test results will be required to submit a PCR test for covid-19 within 72 hours of arrival. If the test comes back positive, visitors will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

Moscow

Masks and gloves obligatory in public transit, shops and other places

Starting 13 July, masks will not be required on the street. In public transit, clinics, shops and other places with groups of people, masks and gloves as well as social distancing will still be obligatory. Bike-sharing users must wear gloves regardless.

Sports and recreation centres, fitness clubs and swimming pools are open.
Restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, buffets, bars, fast food restaurants and other public eating places, including those in parks are open their doors to visitors as well as spa and massage salons, sun lounges, bath-houses and saunas.

Hair salons and veterinary clinics are open as are public organizations and recruiting agencies. Restrictions on visiting cemeteries have been lifted. Volunteers can visit animal shelters.

Entertainment It is possible to hold sports events as long as spectators do not exceed 10 percent of the full admission capacity of a sports facility. Museums, exhibition halls and zoos can open (visits on e-tickets). These organizations will be obliged to comply with restrictions on the number of visitors.

Starting 13 July amusement parks, amateur groups and dance clubs will be reopened. The number of participants will not exceed 50 percent of their maximum capacity.

Starting 13 July children’s summer camps and recreation centers will open (no more than 50 percent of their maximum capacity).

Starting 1 August cinemas, theaters and concert halls with up to a 3,000 person capacity can open, but at no more than 50 percent capacity. Now theaters, concert halls and circuses may hold rehearsals. In Moscow, street public events and indoor social activities with more than 50 people are banned.

St. Petersburg and other Russian cities

Given that each Russian region applies its own rules, and the situation might quickly change, we highly recommend to take the rules for Moscow as a standard when traveling to other cities and regions of Russia. As always, we recommend to make sure before your travels to check on the latest developments.

Travel to Ukraine

Since 15 June, all border crossing points across the state border of Ukraine have been opened. The foreigner’s entry into the territory of Ukraine is also allowed. People entering Ukraine from high-risk countries need to undergo self-isolation or observation for 14 days. Entering the country without an insurance policy is prohibited.

Long waiting times at customs control are to be expected. We recommend all passengers arriving to Kiev to individually discuss the best possible pick up time for airport arrivals with our dispatcher team when booking. Contact us by email, phone or chat.

From the Ukrainian government:

The Ministry of Health of Ukraine has developed criteria for “zoning” countries depending on the spread of COVID-19 per 100,000 population.

“Red zone” – countries with more than 40 active cases per 100,000 population. People entering Ukraine from the “red zone” countries need to undergo self-isolation or observation for 14 days.

“Green zone” – less than 40 active cases per 100,000 population. People entering Ukraine from the “green zone” countries do not need self-isolation or observation.

Caution! Citizens of the “red zone” countries do not need to undergo self-isolation or observation if they arrive from the “green zone” countries and are able to confirm their stay in the “green zone” area within the last 14 days.

The Ministry of Health of Ukraine is to update the number of active cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 population in other countries every three days.

https://covid19.gov.ua/en

The list of countries can be found on this website (in Ukrainian). The list can be downloaded in the middle of the webpage by clicking on the blue “covid-19” banner stating Актуальні дані по Covid-19. The list itself includes English country names.

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