In many countries there is long waiting list to get your COVID-19 vaccination, however, several countries offer travel+vaccination opportunities, and Russia is among them.
We have developed a special itinerary with the focus on vaccination with Sputnik V that also includes some fun activities such as sightseeing and going out to restaurants and theaters.
Vaccination with Sputnik V is available in Russia in many places. Sputnik V is the world’s first registered vaccine based on a well-studied human adenoviral vector-based platform. Sputnik V is one of the three vaccines in the world with efficacy of over 90%; it is already registered in more than 50 countries.
Vaccination with Sputnik V is a two-step process, and the second shot must be administered no earlier than 21 days and no later than 26 days after the first shot. This means you either need to travel to Russia twice, or stay in Russia for three weeks.
The below itinerary is based on the option of two trips to Russia, however, if you would like to consider other options we will be happy to develop a program for you. Please keep in mind that the second vaccination does not have to be in the same city you have travelled to before, and if you travel to Moscow for your first shot, then for the second trip you can choose another city, i.e. St. Petersburg which is worth a visit on its own right.
So far, Russia is open for Swiss/German nationals or individuals holding a Swiss/German residence permit, and travelling from the territory of Switzerland/Germany. However, the situation changes every week, and if you wish to check if you can come for vacctination to Russia, please fill in the form below.
First Vaccination Trip to Moscow
Your dedicated driver will meet and greet you at the and airport and you will be privately transferred to your hotel.
19.00 After check-in and some time to relax in your room, your guide will meet you in the lobby and you will be taken on a walking tour of central Moscow (including the key sights such as Red Square) and take a ride on the famous Moscow metro through the most opulent and beautiful stations.
Included: private transfer from the airport (dedicated driver, no guide), licensed guide 4 hours
9.00 Your guide and dedicated driver will meet you in the lobby and you will be privately transferred to the clinic for blood sample collection to check your COVID-19 antibodies level. After the clinic visit, proceed with the sightseeing tour of Moscow through the most scenic locations, both old and new, such as Christ the Saviour Cathedral, the Sparrow Hills and the University Campus, the New Maiden Convent, and other.
13.00 Lunch on your own (not included). Your guide will advise the restaurant and make reservations.
15.30 Proceed with the private tour of the Kremlin Grounds and Cathedrals.
Ca. 18.00 Back to the hotel. Evening on your own. You can plan going out for a dinner or enjoy a performance at the Bolshoi Theater, and we will be happy to recommend a restaurant or a show, make a reservation or book tickets for you.
Included: guide and driver full day (9 hours), admission fee to the Kremlin grounds, cost of COVID-19 antibodies test
Not included: lunch, dinner, tickets to performances
9.30 Meet your guide at the hotel lobby. On this day, you will be taken on a private tour of the Space Exploration Museum and VDNKh, or the Soviet-built themed park showcasing achievements of the USSR. Both the museum and the park are very scenic locations featuring authentic exhibits and buildings, and a great opportunity to have insights into the Soviet period of the Russian history.
13.30 Lunch on your own (not included). Your guide will advise the restaurant and make reservations.
15.00 Transfer to the clinic to get your first vaccination shot. Please, note that the vaccination is only possible if the COVID-19 antibodies test taken the day before proves negative.
Ca. 17.30 Back to your hotel. We would advise against planning any activities for this evening because the COVID-19 shot may have some effects as your body builds an immune response to the vaccine, and you may feel unwell. Please, make sure you do not wet the place on your shoulder where the vaccine was administered.
Included: guide and driver full day (8 hours), admission to the museums and VDNKh grounds, cost of COVID-19 vaccination
Not included: lunch, dinner
You may choose to travel back home on this day, or may stay one extra day in Moscow, and depending on how you feel we can plan a flexible itinerary for you. There are many things to see in Moscow, from art galleries to themed museums and parks, and we will be happy to discuss sightseeing options and plan activities for this day with you.
Included: private transfer to the airport (dedicated driver, no guide)
This above itinerary is flexible, and can be modified if you have some specific requests.
Price for the tour per person based on the following options:
Not included: flight tickets, medical insurance, Russian visa fee, lunch and dinner
Second Sputnik Vaccination Trip to Russia*
*Must be done no earlier than 21 days and no later than 26 days from the date of the first vaccination
Arrive Moscow (or St. Peterburg)
Private transfer to your hotel
Private transfer with guide and dedicated driver to the clinic for your vaccination appointment
Private transfer to the airport