December 2, 2021
Russia announces temporary ban on travel from Botswana, Eswatini, Hong Kong, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe
The Russian Government recently announced that non-Russian citizens seeking to travel to Russia from Botswana, Eswatini, Hong Kong, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, and those who were present in any of these locations in the 10 days preceding their desired travel to Russia, are temporarily inadmissible until further notice. The temporary ban on travel from these 10 countries, which is already in effect, follows the discovery of the B.1.1.529 ("omicron") variant of COVID-19 and is designed to limit the spread of the omicron variant in Russia.
A Tax Alert prepared by EY's People Advisory Services group, and attached below, provides additional details.
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