Stage one: PCR test for COVID-19
Where to take it
Foreign citizens are required to take PCR tests at Moscow laboratories connected to the Unified Medical Information Analysis System (EMIAS). The list of laboratories accepting foreign citizens:
- LLC “Laboratory Gemotest”
- LLC “Clinic of new medical technologies “ArchiMed”
- LLC “Clinic LMS”
- JSC “LabQuest”
- LLC “DiaLab Plus”
- LLC “Lechebny Center”
- LLC “On Clinic Geoconic”
- LLC “Mobile Medical Lab”
- LLC “Immunological Laboratory ABT”
- LLC “DNKOM”
- LLC “BION”
- LLC “MED-YuTAS”
- ZAO “MTsK”
- LLC “Exacte Labs”
- JSC “EMC”
- LLC “Gemoscreen”
- LLC “Scandinavian Health Center”
- LLC “Medilux-TM”
The full list of laboratories can be found here. It includes both private and public organizations.
The laboratory will ask you to fill out a questionnaire: enter your passport number, date of birth, phone number with a Russian mobile operator, e-mail address, and other data. A medical attendant can help you with this. Then you will be tested.
How to get the results
The results of the PCR test will be forwarded by the laboratory to EMIAS and to the e-mail address you specified when you registered with the laboratory.
Stage two: getting a QR code
If the result of your PCR test is negative, you should register on the immune.mos.ru portal.
A window will appear, in which you should enter your information:
- surname, first name, patronymic (if any)
- date of birth
- Russian mobile phone number (the +7 prefix is set automatically; it cannot be removed)
- passport series and number
- work permit for foreign citizen (if any; this is an optional field).
The data must match the data you provided in the laboratory.
Getting a QR code
A code will be sent to your phone by SMS. Enter it in the displayed field in order to identify yourself as a foreign citizen. After that, you will receive a QR code confirming your PCR test. You can print it, save it to your smartphone, or take a screenshot.
How long is a PCR test valid?
The QR code is valid for 48 hours after the PCR test. Important note: according to the order of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the admission of foreign citizens is permitted with a negative PCR test performed no more than 24 hours before the visit to the venue.
Instead of the QR code, I received an error message. What should I do?
In some cases, foreign citizens receive an error message (in Russian). Check the information you provided at the laboratory and when registering on the immune.mos.ru portal. There may be an error or the information may not match. If everything is correct, contact the laboratory where you took the PCR test to check all the data again.
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