According to the press service of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) the corresponding Decree was issued by Rospotrebnadzor (Russian Consumer Protection Authority).
According to the document published on the official Internet portal of legal information, from December 8, the period of a negative PCR test result validity has been reduced from 72 to 48 hours from the moment it was done. This change applies to both foreigners entering the territory of the Russian Federation (for example, when boarding an aircraft), and the Russians, planning trips within their country –because in a number of domestic regions a certificate with a negative PCR test result must be shown for entering some public places, including restaurants, museums and theaters, for checking into hotels, etc.
The ATOR press service reminded that Russian citizens do not need to get a PCR test leaving for Russia from abroad − the tests will be done on arrival to Russia. If a person has been vaccinated or has recovered from the disease, the test is not needed at all.