January 18th, 2021
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Government to consider the issue of organizing a simplified procedure for attracting labor migrants to construction sites until March 1, 2021. The list of instructions following the meeting of the State Council and the Presidential Council for Strategic Development and National Projects which was held last December is published on the Kremlin website. During this meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin said that the construction sites witness a lack of workers, including foreigners. President of the Tatarstan Republic Rustam Minnikhanov also complained about the shortage of workers at construction sites and asked the President to order the government to organize a targeted import of migrants to construction facilities.
“Taking into account earlier instructions given to the Government of the Russian Federation and the Commission of the State Council of the Russian Federation in the direction of "Construction, Housing and Utilities, Urban Environment", it is obligatory to consider the issue of simplified procedure for involvement of workers who are not citizens of the Russian Federation in construction and installation works. In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, all sanitary and epidemiological requirements must be met.», the document says.
Previously it was reported that the Ministry of Construction of the Russian Federation proposes to simplify the conditions of entry to Russia for migrant workers. According to the ministry, the construction sector of the Russian Federation is experiencing a lack of labour force. One of the conditions to allow foreign labor to enter the country must be a negative result of test for COVID-19 received no earlier than three days before the date of entry.