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On temporary restrictions on the entry to Russia of foreign nationals residing in RSA and Lesotho

Due to the detection of the new SARS-CoV-2 (B.1.1.529) variant, the Emergency Response Centre for preventing the import and spread of the novel coronavirus in Russia has decided to impose temporary restrictions, starting from Nov 28, 2021, on the entry to the Russian Federation of all categories of foreign nationals residing in the Republic of South Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho including valid visa holders and visa-free travelers.

According to the said decision, the Consular Office of the Embassy of Russia in Pretoria and the Consulate General of Russia in Cape Town temporarily suspend the issuance of visas of all categories.

The aforementioned restrictions have no expiry date and are dependent on further epidemiological situation in Russia and the world.

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