Get a free e-visa to visit Russia
Russia has a reputation as being one of the more difficult countries to visit due to tough visa requirements, but it’s about to get much easier — for some countries, anyway. Citizens of 53 countries will now be able to visit St. Petersburg and the surrounding region (Leningrad Oblast) with a free electronic visa. The nationals of the same countries can also obtain an e-visa for Kaliningrad.
According to the Russian government, it only takes four calendar days to process the application and once approved, you have 30 days to use your e-visa. The e-visa is only valid for eight days.
The nationals of the following 53 countries can obtain the new e-visa:
- China (including Taiwan)
- Czech Republic
- North Korea
- The Netherlands
- North Macedonia
- San Marino
- Saudi Arabia
To obtain an e-visa, you must submit your application on the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website no later than four days before your trip.
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