On 25 March, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a week-long public holiday in order to encourage citizens to remain home. This non-working period was extended until 11 May, but restrictions are now beginning to be lifted.
Responsibility for lockdown measures has been transferred entirely to Russia's regions and municipalities, to determine for themselves whether to retain, enhance or lift the current restrictions.
The Mayor of Moscow introduced stricter measures for the city and instituted a full and indefinite lockdown from 30 March, with all parks and businesses to close (except for pharmacies and supermarkets). From 15 April, anyone travelling in Moscow will have to provide a special digital code, with residents allocated two codes a week.
Foreigners are barred from entering Russia, with exceptions only for diplomats or equivalent officials. The Russian Prime Minister announced a further indefinite cancellation of all commercial flights to and from Russia from 27 March, and closed air connections with other countries from 4 April.