COVID-19 / PCR TESTING
WHEN TO GET TESTED?
All Congress participants, media representatives and staff who will be present at events must take a PCR test for COVID-19.
One PCR test to access the Congress venue must be taken no earlier than 07:00 on 24 May (GMT+3) and no later than 24 hours before visiting the Congress venue. Results will be provided within 24 hours.
The test result is valid for visiting the venue until the end of the Congress.
Accreditation badges are only activated, rather than distributed, on the basis of PCR test results. It is possible to take a test after receiving an accreditation badge or vice versa.
Access to the Youth Day
There is no need to pass a PCR test to access the Youth Day events (24 May) at the cultural quarter “Brusnitsyn”.
WHERE TO GET TESTED?
Testing will be carried out at the Congress’s dedicated testing centres, which are provided by Rospotrebnadzor in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
The results will be uploaded to the Congress information system automatically. The results of tests taken at other laboratories will NOT be accepted for access to the venue.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR TESTING
1. Information about your immunity to COVID-19
In order to be admitted for PCR testing, all Congress participants and media representatives must provide information about their immunity to COVID-19 in the Roscongress personal account or personal web office (for media and organizations).
2. ID Congress participant ID
When taking a PCR test, you must provide your Congress participant ID.
If you have already received your badge, please take it with you – you can find your ID number there.
If a test is not associated with a participant ID, it will not be possible to send the test results to the Accreditation Centre in order to activate the badge to attend the event.
3. Medical treatment consent form
- For participants planning to take a PCR test in Moscow, you must print, fill out and sign a medical treatment consent form before visiting the testing centre and bring it with you.
- Medical treatment consent form
- PCR testing at dedicated Congress testing centres is strictly by appointment only. Please arrive at the time of your booking.
INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19 IMMUNITY
Please note: In order to be admitted for PCR testing, all Congress participants and media representatives must provide information about their immunity to COVID-19 in the Roscongress personal account or personal web office (for media and organizations).
– Information about COVID-19 vaccination status (if vaccinated, you must upload a scanned copy of a document confirming vaccination).
– Information about previous coronavirus infection (COVID-19) status (if previously infected, you must upload a scanned copy of a document confirming infection).
– Information about the presence or absence of COVID-19 antibodies (where antibodies are present, please upload a scanned copy of a document confirming the presence of antibodies).
– Information about permanent residence and temporary addresses in St. Petersburg during the Congress.
It is not required to take a PCR test before entering the Russian Federation or quarantine upon arrival.
WHERE TO FIND YOUR ID?
If a test is not associated with a participant ID, it will not be possible to send the test results to the Accreditation Centre in order to activate the badge to attend the event. If you have already received your badge, please take it with you – you can find your ID number there.
The ID is a participant’s identification number in the Roscongress personal account. A number is assigned to each participant after registering in the Roscongress personal account.
You can view your ID in the ‘Personal data’ section of the Roscongress personal account next to the participant photo.
2. Media ID
You can view your ID in your personal web office next to the participant photo.
BOOKING A TEST
Please note: In order to book a PCR testing, you must fill in all the required fields of the questionnaire in the ‘Data on immunity to COVID-19’ section. Required fields are marked with an asterisk.
PCR testing at dedicated Congress testing centres is strictly by appointment only.
In the Roscongress personal account, go to the ‘My events’ section and choose ‘NIEC’, then open the ‘Event dashboard – COVID-19’ tab. In the ‘COVID-19 – PCR testing centre and time slot selection’ section, choose the most convenient testing centre from the list and select a time slot.
You must use the personal web office to book a test. Choose the most convenient testing centre from the list and select a time slot.
You don't have to pay for a PCR test.
Participants and media
Pulkovo Airport, central terminal, 1st floor, opposite to the entrance/exit (41ZA, Pulkovskoye Shosse)
Airport lounge for officials and delegations*, Pulkovo Airport (41ZA, Pulkovskoye Shosse)
Lotte Hotel St. Petersburg (2, Pereulok Antonenko)
Parliamentary Centre (53, Shpalernaya Ulitsa)
World Trade Center Moscow (12, Krasnopresnenskaya Naberezhnaya, entrance No. 3, 1st floor)
The list of PCR testing centres and operating hours are subject to change. Please check for updates.
Badges to access the venue are activated based on PCR test results. Lab results will be provided within 24 hours.
Before going to the Congress venue, please make sure that your test result is negative and your badge is activated.
There are several ways to find out this information:
- Receive the test result at the email address indicated in the questionnaire with data on COVID-19 immunity
- A notification in the personal web office
If you don't get the test result, you can find out information:
- By calling the Congress information centre at +7 (812) 406 7472
- By calling your Roscongress Foundation specialist
1. Prevention measures en route to the venue
Surfaces in shuttles and rented vehicles are disinfected after every journey. The vehicles are washed.
2. Thermometric control
All participants and technical staff will have their temperature measured at the entrance to the Congress venue using non-contact body temperature measuring equipment. Participants and technical staff with a body temperature of 37.1 °C or above or signs of an infectious disease (acute respiratory infection) will not be allowed to enter the Congress venue.
It is advised to use the hand disinfection devices set up at the venue.
Entrances to the Congress venue, conference rooms, halls and other common areas are equipped with hand disinfection devices, including contactless dispensers.
4. Air sanitizing
Air sanitizing ultraviolet bactericidal equipment has been installed in conference halls.
Ambulance teams will be on duty in the immediate vicinity of the Tavricheskiy Palace for the entire duration of the Congress.
In order to receive timely medical assistance if you have confirmed novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) symptoms, please make sure to have an identification document (passport), migration card and a compulsory health insurance certificate (valid in the Russian Federation) with you at all times.
Detection of COVID-19
If you test positive for COVID-19, you must inform the organizers of your current location within 24 hours so that the information can be sent to Rospotrebnadzor.
Please note that entry to the Congress will be automatically blocked. You must self-isolate in your accommodation facility for the duration of the Congress.
Any individuals on site who have a fever or show any other signs of infectious disease will be taken to an infectious disease hospital by special transportation.