On April 30, local time, the U.S. Embassy in Russia issued a notice saying that if a Russian visa held by a U.S. citizen expires, it is advisable to leave Russia by June 15. The proposal should be linked to changes in Russia’s immigration management policies during the New Crown outbreak.
On April 18, 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed Presidential Decree No. 274, which makes special provisions on visas and residence policies for foreign nationals stranded in Russia due to the new crown outbreak, and the validity of visas, residence documents, length of stay and arrival of foreign nationals is suspended from March 15, 2020 to June 15, 2020.
On 15 June 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed Presidential Decree No. 392, which extended the above-mentioned policy until 15 September 2020 The above-mentioned policy was again extended until 15 December 2020 and, on 15 December 2020, the President of Russia signed Presidential Decree No. 791, which was extended for the third time until 15 June 2021.