30 Nov 2021 19:18

Russia imposing 2-week quarantine for those arriving from countries affected by Omicron variant - Rospotrebnadzor head

MOSCOW. Nov 30 (Interfax) - A two-week quarantine is being imposed in Russia for those arriving from countries where there is a high risk of catching the Omicron variant of Covid-19, head of Russian consumer health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said.

"The majority of the countries listed [where the Omicron strain has been detected] were already on the list of those with whom regular flights have not yet been resumed [...] and having high risks of catching the new [variant of] coronavirus there, and citizens were there for personal needs, contrary to our appeals not to visit high-risk regions of the world, we thus have to require compliance with a 14-day quarantine upon returning from there," Popova said at a meeting of the presidium of the Russian government's coordinating council for coronavirus response.