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Fingerprinting to be introduced at the Russian border crossing points

Fingerprinting to be introduced at the Russian border crossing points

Monday, September 24, 2018
According to the head of the General Administration for Migration Issues of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russian Federation Olga Kirillova, the Ministry plans to introduce a mandatory fingerprinting procedure for all foreign citizens arriving to the Russian Federation. Read
Mutual visa abolition between Russia and Mexico

Mutual visa abolition between Russia and Mexico

Monday, September 17, 2018
According to the Russian diplomatic department, Mexico is ready to finish negotiations on the mutual abolition of visas after the meeting held between the elected president of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and the ambassador of the Russian Federation in Mexico Victor Coronelli. Read
Visa-free entry to Russia for UEFA Euro 2020 fans

Visa-free entry to Russia for UEFA Euro 2020 fans

Monday, September 10, 2018
As reported by the Interfax news agency, a bill on the simplification of the visa regime for foreign fans of the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship has been submitted to the government recently. Read
Using the success of the hold 2018 FIFA World Cup to attract tourists

Using the success of the hold 2018 FIFA World Cup to attract tourists

Monday, September 3, 2018
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced that the agreed version of the state program for the development of tourism implies an increase in funding, however, the state policy should impart an impetus to this direction according to the existing legacy of major international competitions of recent years. Read
Entry on e-visas is available at all airports of the Russian Far East

Entry on e-visas is available at all airports of the Russian Far East

Monday, August 27, 2018
According to the press service of the Ministry for Development of the Russian Far East, starting from September 1, 2018, foreign citizens with electronic visas to Russia will be able to enter the country through all the airports of the Far East. Earlier, the entry on e-visas was possible only through Knevichi airport in Vladivostok. Read
The State Duma proposes to simplify the foreigners’ entry into Russia

The State Duma proposes to simplify the foreigners’ entry into Russia

Monday, August 20, 2018
According to the Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Physical Culture, Sport, Tourism and Youth Affairs Mikhail Degtyarev, it is necessary to simplify the visa procedure for certain categories of foreign citizens, especially for cruise tourists and sports fans. Read
E-visas to increase the tourist flow in the Far Eastern Federal District

E-visas to increase the tourist flow in the Far Eastern Federal District

Monday, August 13, 2018
According to the Deputy Head of the Ministry for Development of the Russian Far East Pavel Volkov, the number of foreign tourists arriving in the regions of the Far East on electronic visas is actively increasing now. Read
Creation of a commission for the development of caravanning in Russia

Creation of a commission for the development of caravanning in Russia

Monday, August 6, 2018
According to Mikhail Degtyarev, Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism, an initiative group for the development of caravanning in Russia was created. The caravanning is the way of traveling by caravan. Read
Expansion of the e-visas coverage area in Russia

Expansion of the e-visas coverage area in Russia

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
From August 1, 2018, it is planned to extend the coverage area of electronic visas to Russia. Foreign citizens will be able to enter the country on electronic visas through the checkpoints in the Khabarovsk Territory, the Amur Region, Sakhalin, Kamchatka and Chukotka. Read
E-visas to be introduced for foreign tourists flying to St. Petersburg

E-visas to be introduced for foreign tourists flying to St. Petersburg

Monday, July 30, 2018
According to the chairman of the Committee for the development of tourism of St. Petersburg Yevgeny Pankevich, the authorities of the northern capital are currently discussing the possibility of the introduction of electronic visas for foreign tourists. Read
Visa-free entry for FAN ID holders till December 31, 2018

Visa-free entry for FAN ID holders till December 31, 2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018
July 26, 2018 the State Duma of the Russian Federation has passed a law allowing World Cup FAN ID holders to enter the country without a visa. Foreign fans will be able to enter Russia until December 31, 2018 on the basis of their FAN IDs. Read
Visa-free entry to Russia to be available for fans till the end of the year

Visa-free entry to Russia to be available for fans till the end of the year

Monday, July 23, 2018
Last Tuesday a bill on the extension of the visa-free regime for foreign fans of the 2018 FIFA World Cup was proposed for consideration to the State Duma. Read
Introduction of electronic visas at the airports of the Far East

Introduction of electronic visas at the airports of the Far East

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
The Federation Council approved a draft law on the introduction of the simplified entry procedure for foreign nationals arriving in Russia on electronic visas through the airports of the Far East. Read
Russia signed the agreement on mutual visa abolition with the UAE

Russia signed the agreement on mutual visa abolition with the UAE

Monday, July 9, 2018
Last Friday, an intergovernmental agreement on the mutual visa abolition between Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was signed in Kazan. Read
Tour operators will get subsidies to develop the tourism

Tour operators will get subsidies to develop the tourism

Monday, July 2, 2018
The tour operators that will lead the foreign tourists to Russia in the context of the program for stimulating the entry tourist flow will probably get more than two billion rubles. According to the executive director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia Maya Lomidze, the list of priority countries will be determined through the marketing research. Read

Tourist visa

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Business visa

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Business visas vary in number of permitted entries (for single-, double- and multiple-entry trips) and validity period (from 30 days to 1 year and more). The complete term of stay in Russia on a business visa should not exceed 90 days within each 180 days.

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