Eurasian Economic Union citizens are required to purchase the Voluntary Health Insurance (VHI) to apply for a job in Russia and submit it to their employer. “This rule does not apply to Belarussian citizens,” told RUSARMINFO the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) press service representative. According to the legislation of the Russian Federation, foreign citizens for employment in the territory of the Russian Federation are required to obtain the VHI, and Belarussian nationals are of exception, since Russia and Belarus signed an agreement on the provision of medical care in the territories of each other.
“Armenian, Kazakh and Kyrgyz nationals will not have to purchase the VHI, if they already have the Compulsory health insurance (CHI),” noted the EEC press service representative. The CHI can be purchased in any Russian insurance company. There’s also no need to buy the VHI, if the employer has an agreement with a medical clinic for its employees. The above measures are enshrined in the 26th section, entitled «Labour migration» of the EEU Treaty. To date, the EEU members are: Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus.