COVID-19 in Saint Petersburg

17.03.2020

COVID-19 in Saint Petersburg

COVID-19 makes travelers change their plans, but we keep being optimistic about the future! 

Museums temporarily stop acceting visitors according to the order of the Misistry of Culture of Russia and the Committee for Culture of Saint Petersburg. Excursions are not provided. St. Petersburg Card, consequently, stops sales until the museums reopen. By May 31 they will remain closed unless new statements prolong the new regime. The Misitry of Culture of Russia says the museums may not be ready to welcome visitors before mid-July.

The office of St. Petersburg Card operator works remotely, but we will stay in touch and invite you to join our online tours at Petersburg Inside project and at YouTube.

By order of the Government of the Russian Federation, from March 18 to 00:00 of May 1, 2020, Russia closes the state border for entry. This is done to prevent new cases of virus infection and protect the health of Russian citizens.

St. Petersburg maintains a relatively low level of cases. In total, 290 678 cases of the disease were recorded in Russia as of May 17, 2020, of which 10 887 in St. Petersburg. In accordance with the Order of the Governor of St. Petersburg, events with the number of participants of more than 50 people are prohibited, offices are recommended to switch to remote work, schools and universities also work remotely through online systems. 

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