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Starting from March 23, 2020 the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Cape Town is temporarily closed for visa applicants due to worsening epidemic situation with the coronovirus COVID-19. In exceptional cases of humanitarian origin (death of a relative in Russia, official/diplomatic visas etc.) visits must be arranged via email: email@example.com.
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To ensure national security, protect the health of the population and curb the spread of the coronavirus infection in line with Russian law and the provisions of the applicable international treaties, the Government of the Russian Federation had made a decision to temporarily restrict the entry of foreign citizens and stateless persons to the Russian Federation, starting midnight of March 18, 2020 local time.
Entry restrictions would not apply to diplomatic mission and consular office staff in the Russian Federation, vehicle drivers on international roads, aircraft, ship and boat crews, international railway train crews, members of official delegations, and persons with diplomatic, service or ordinary private visas that were issued in connection with the death of a close relative, persons that permanently live in the Russian Federation or persons that go through air border crossing points.
We emphasize that the measures taken by the Russian Federation conform to the recommendations of the World Health Organisation, are caused by special circumstances and are only temporary.