Visa to visit St. Petersburg and Leningrad region will be available online

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree according to which citizens of some countries will be able to receive an electronic visa to visit St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region. Foreigners will not need to go to the consulate of Russia. Visa will be available on the Internet. And that is also good, free.

An electronic visa to visit St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region will be available from October 1, 2019 (planned). Tourists will have the right to move within the territories of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region.

An electronic visa will be issued on the basis of the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on the application of a foreign citizen, filled out on the website of the Ministry.
The application must be completed no later than four days before the expected date of entry into Russia (and not earlier than 30 days). The permitted period of stay in Russia is not more than eight days. Consular fees for issuing electronic visas do not need to pay.

Viisa website.

Lists of foreign countries whose citizens may enter the Russian Federation will be published later.

In fact, electronic visas are already applied in Russia. Tourists from some countries can visit some cities in the Far East of Russia, as well as the Kaliningrad region by e-visa.

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