According to reports from Mediazona, test-takers in Russia and Belarus will be permitted to take the TOEFL Home Edition starting August 4. Testing in those countries was shut down in March of this year when ETS ceased operations following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. For a few hours this month, that ban actually extended to Russian citizens around the world.
Interestingly, the report indicates that students will only be able to take the TOEFL Home Edition… and will not be able to take it at a test center.
Mediazona cites an ETS rep as the source of this news. I guess the GRE will return in a similar fashion, since it is also an ETS test.
Update: ETS has now issued a press release confirming the above information. Students in Russia and Belarus can take the TOEFL Home Edition and the at-home GRE.
It is worth keeping an eye on the IELTS test, which was shut down in Russia around the same time. Same for Pearson’s PTE.