On 24 September 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow issued a Health Alert, which reads in part as follows:

“Event: As COVID-19 case numbers continue to rapidly increase in Moscow and Russia, this alert recommends that U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents traveling to or residing in Russia continue to exercise caution to limit exposure to COVID-19.

“The U.S. Embassy in Moscow and U.S. Consulate General in Yekaterinburg continue to operate with only limited staff. U.S. government employees in Russia are restricted in their travel and activities in light of the continued high infection rates in the country. Limited services for U.S. citizens are available. Visa services remain suspended except for emergency or mission-critical services. The U.S. Consulate General in Vladivostok has temporarily suspended operations.”