Russia: Coronavirus Update for Employers in Russia

coronavirus update for employers in RussiaAsinta’s Russian Partner, MAI CEE, provided this coronavirus update for employers in Russia.

Russia has six reported cases of COVID-10 as of March 3, 2020. MAI CEE also wants employers to know that:

  • Body temperature screening is in effect for international passengers arriving at all airports. (Random checks are happening at Moscow’s airport for example.)
  • Travelers from China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, France, Germany, and Spain who are not showing symptoms must self-quarantine.
  • It is mandatory that people diagnosed with COVID-19 are quarantined with care at a state health institution under the state health insurance program.

Health and travel insurance

  • Russia listed COVID-19 as a dangerous disease. This means that COVID-19 must be treated at the state health institutions under the state health insurance program.
  • Some local carriers have clauses (under the health insurance policies) that exclude dangerous diseases.
  • Some travel insurance carriers do not cover epidemic or quarantined

Advice to employers

  • Currently in Moscow, travelers from China, Iran, South Korea, Italy, France, Germany, Spain can file or submit their official sick leave paperwork directly at the airport, or by calling +7(495)870-45-09.
  • A courier will deliver the sick leave policy.
  • Sick leave policies are issued even if the person is symptom-free.

Helpful resources

 

This coronavirus update for employers in Russia is one of a series dedicated to helping global workforce managers navigate the evolving challenges brought on by COVID-19. Expect regular articles such as this from the Asinta Partnership as the global impact of the coronavirus unfolds.