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Russian citizens can still enter Russia, but now they all have to quarantine for two weeks

With Russia’s borders closed to foreigners, only Russian citizens are consistently entering the country from abroad, but they may still do so freely if they can find a way in. On March 19, however, Anna Popova, the head of Russia's Federal Service for Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor), ordered the governments of all Russian regions to institute a 14-day quarantine for all citizens returning to the country.

New returnees will be obligated to call a hotline and hand over their contact information. They will also have to reveal where they were traveling and when, the order indicates.

Rospotrebnadzor had previously required regional authorities to test all Russians returning from abroad for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19, but it did not mandate a quarantine for all of those individuals.

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