The Ministry of health has proposed to let in Russia for health policy

Foreign citizens at the entrance to the centre for the promotion of immigration and migrants medical examination

According to the newspaper “Kommersant”, the amendments to the law “On the procedure of exit from Russia and entry to Russia” the health Ministry posted for public comment. In accordance with the proposed project entering the country residents will have to show the policy, the sum insured will be 2 million rubles, and the duration will be not less than 90 days from the date of entry. A foreigner who does not provide a policy at a checkpoint will lose the opportunity to get to Russia.

The obligation to have a medical insurance policy entering the country prescribed in the current wording of the law. However, the validity of the insurance and duration are not specified, and to show the policy to get to Russia in the Consulate when issuing national visas.

The project of the Ministry of health of the insurers themselves have raised many questions. First, it is unclear where foreigners will buy an insurance policy, which must be completed in Russian and (or) English languages. Secondly, it is not clear how these policies will be checked by the border guards. If insurance will be sold online, then checkpoints should be common data base for medical insurance. In addition, according to the head of the Interregional Union of medical insurers Dmitry Kuznetsov, the requirement of insurance to enter the country can be a mirror requirements for Russian citizens traveling abroad.