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Introduction of e-visa in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region

Introduction of e-visa in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region

Friday, July 19, 2019
During the meeting with the Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed a decree on introduction of electronic visa regime in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region. Read
Abolition of visas for Georgian citizens was indefinitely postponed

Abolition of visas for Georgian citizens was indefinitely postponed

Monday, July 15, 2019
According to the Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia, Grigorij Karasin, issue of visa abolition for Georgian citizens has been postponed indefinitely. Read
Russia has extended tourist visa for Estonian citizens up to six months

Russia has extended tourist visa for Estonian citizens up to six months

Monday, July 8, 2019
Since July 8, Russia has extended validity of multiple tourist visas for Estonians from one month to six months, RIA Novosti reports. Read
Citizens of 53 countries will be able to visit Kaliningrad with e-visas

Citizens of 53 countries will be able to visit Kaliningrad with e-visas

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia has published list of countries whose citizens will be able to visit Kaliningrad region with e-visas. Read
Issue of e-visas introduction for entry to Russia is addressing

Issue of e-visas introduction for entry to Russia is addressing

Monday, June 24, 2019
The president of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has signed instruction about introduction of single e-visa issue from 1 January of 2021 for foreigners entering Russia, reported newspaper “Kommersant” citing read document. Read
Introduction timing of electronic visa in all regions

Introduction timing of electronic visa in all regions

Monday, June 17, 2019
During the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, head of the Federal Agency for Tourism Zarina Doguzova said that, introduction of e-visa regime which is planned at the beginning of 2021, should work simultaneously in all regions of the Russian Federation. Read
Russian authorities may extend e-visas in Primorye up to 14 days

Russian authorities may extend e-visas in Primorye up to 14 days

Monday, June 10, 2019
At the meeting on the implementation of national projects, First Deputy Prime Minister, on a part-time basis Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov instructed the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade to study issue of e-visa extension from 8 to 14 days in Primorye. Read
Approach to issuing visas is changed in UK

Approach to issuing visas is changed in UK

Monday, June 3, 2019
For the first time after the expulsion of diplomats after incident in the British Salisbury, diplomatic staff of the Russian embassy in the United Kingdom was increased. Read
E-visas to be issued in Moscow and St. Petersburg

E-visas to be issued in Moscow and St. Petersburg

Monday, May 27, 2019
According to the deputy chairman of the city tourism development committee Nana Gvichiya, the issuance of electronic visas to foreign tourists coming to Moscow and St. Petersburg will begin in 2020. Read
Closing hostels in Russia will lead to higher prices for hotels

Closing hostels in Russia will lead to higher prices for hotels

Monday, May 20, 2019
According to Maya Lomidze, the executive director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), a law banning hostels in residential buildings could adversely affect the development of the tourism industry. Read
Possible visa abolition between Russia and Japan

Possible visa abolition between Russia and Japan

Monday, May 13, 2019
According to the head of the Federation Council international committee Konstantin Kosachev, there are prospects for abolishing visas between Russia and Japan, but the process will be a long one. Read
Introduction of a 72-hour visa-free stay in Pskov

Introduction of a 72-hour visa-free stay in Pskov

Monday, May 6, 2019
According to the chairman of the Pskov region tourism committee Olga Kachnova, the region’s governor sent a regional initiative to the Russian government proposing to introduce a three-day visa-free stay for foreign tourists. Read

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