Please plan your itinerary ahead of time to ensure you arrive at the venue at least 1–1.5 hours before the start of the event you would like to attend.

Schedule at least 30 minutes for security screening.

Please plan your itinerary ahead of time to ensure you arrive at the venue at least 1–1.5 hours before the start of the event you would like to attend.

  • When planning your visit to the Forum venue, please keep in mind that the time required to reach the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre is 30 minutes only from 05:00 to 07:00. After that, the travel time to the Forum venue may increase to 1–1.5 hours.
  • During the Forum, traffic volumes on all St. Petersburg’s main transport arteries – Nevsky prospekt, Liteyny prospekt, Vitebsky prospekt, Moskovsky prospekt, Pulkovskoye shosse and Peterburgskoye shosse – are expected to be high.
  • During the event, traffic will be restricted on Peterburgskoye shosse along the section from Pulkovskoye shosse to Vitebsky prospekt. Transport passes are required for vehicles to enter restricted areas.
  • Participants will not be able to reach the venue using non-accredited vehicles and taxis.
  • Travel time is also affected by inspection procedures at Forum venue entrance checkpoint 1.
  • The driver and all passengers in the vehicle will be asked to present their accreditation badges during the inspection.

Non-accredited vehicles and taxis will not be able to travel beyond the transport hub, whence participants will have to take a shuttle to get to the Forum venue. Shuttles will also run between the Forum venue and recommended hotels, Pulkovo Airport, Moskovsky Rail Terminal and Accreditation Centre 1.

Shuttles are the main way to access the Forum venue.

An accreditation badge, negative PCR test result, and shuttle registration are all required to get on the shuttle.


01. Picking up your badge.

02. Take a PCR test.

03. Leave items prohibited at the venue at your accommodations.

04. Take your identity document (passport) with you.

1. Picking up your badge

Pick up your bade in advance at Accreditation Centre 1 (Outlet Village Pulkovo, 60/1 Pulkovskoye shosse).

To pick up your badge, please check that you have uploaded all the necessary data to your Roscongress personal account.

The badge is personalized and may not be transferred to third parties. You must carry your badge and identity document (passport) with you at all times while at the Forum venue.

2. Take a PCR test

The badge will be active once you present a negative PCR test result for COVID-19.

You only need to be tested once. Testing starts at 07:00 on 26 July Moscow time and must be completed no later than one day prior to your first visit to the venue.

The maximum wait time for a test result is 24 hours.

What do I need to do to get tested?

01. Provide data about your immunity to COVID-19 in the Roscongress personal account for participants or the personal web office for the media and organizations

02. View your ID in the Roscongress personal account for participants or the personal web office for the media and organizations and remember / write it down

03. Sign up for PCR testing in the Roscongress personal account for participants or the personal web office for the media and organizations

04. Provide your ID from the Roscongress personal account and take the test at one of the Forum’s testing centres or a regional laboratory, or use the field testing service

3. Please leave items prohibited at the venue at your accommodations

Upon arrival, each participant will have to go through the access control procedure. You may be asked to turn on your phone or laptop and show other equipment that you brought to the venue.

To avoid any inconveniences with access to the Forum events, we recommend that participants leave items that are prohibited at the Forum venue at their hotels.

There should be no large closed containers, bags, liquids in containers of more than 500 ml, or any other items prohibited at the Forum venue in the vehicle.

4. Don’t forget your passport

Please don’t forget to bring an identifying document (passport) with you to the venue. 

You must present your passport at the entrance to the venue and keep it with you while you are located at the Forum venue.

“We highly value the results of our joint work at the summit. I am sure the achieved results are creating a good foundation for further deepening the Russia-Africa partnership in the interests of our nations’ prosperity and wellbeing.”

President of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Putin

The Russia–Africa Summit, which is taking place in Sochi on 23–24 October 2019, encapsulates the historically friendly relations between the African continent and the Russian Federation. This Summit carries great significance as it is the first of its kind to emerge during a period of major global and international transformations. In response to the aspirations of the people it is representing, the Summit intends to build a comprehensive framework for expanding Russian–African relations into broader horizons of joint cooperation across different fields.

The African nations and Russia share a common understanding of international relations, based on the principles of respect for the rule of international law, equality, non-interference in the internal affairs of states, and the peaceful resolution of disputes. Both sides affirm their commitment to support multilateral actions to oppose new international threats, be they terrorism and extremism in all their forms, or declining growth rates. The two sides share a firm conviction regarding the importance of developing trade flows and supporting mutual investment in such a way as to ensure security, peace and development for the African and Russian people.

African countries have huge potential and opportunities that will allow them, once efforts to streamline their economies have been achieved, to emerge as real global players. In recent years, the nations of this continent have achieved major successes spanning the political, economic, social and administrative spheres. Africa has flourished in terms of growth over the past decade, reaching a continent-wide growth rate of 3.55% in 2018.

The African Union Summit, which was held in Niger in July 2019, continued the efforts of the African countries and saw the African Continental Free Trade Agreement come into force, along with its operational instruments. The agreement is one of the key objectives of Agenda 2063, an African development strategy that has been created to address the African people’s desire for prosperity and decent living standards.

These successes are opening up wide-ranging prospects for cooperation between African countries and the Russian Federation, and confirm the determination of African governments and their people to cooperate with multiple partners in order to establish mutually beneficial relations.

With this in mind, we express our hopes that the Russia–Africa Summit will help in the establishment of constructive strategic relations, based on partnership between two sides across various fields, and in the service of fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the African people and their friends in Russia.

President of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Abdelfattah ALSISI