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Foreign athletes’ family members to allow entering Russia

Foreign athletes’ family members to allow entering Russia

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
The government allowed family members of foreign athletes to enter Russia. This resolution of Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin was published on website of the Cabinet. Read
Aeroflot to resume flights to Greece

Aeroflot to resume flights to Greece

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Air carrier Aeroflot announced that it will resume flights to Athens (Greece) starting 21 November. Press service of the airline clarified that only certain categories of citizens will be able to visit territory of Greece. Now air transportation has not been resumed. Read
New draft law to simplify entry to Russia

New draft law to simplify entry to Russia

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
The Russian government has submitted to the State Duma draft law that simplifies issuance of tourist visa for foreigners visiting Russia. Document states that tourist visa will be issued based on confirmation of hotel booking. Draft law increases validity of ordinary tourist visa up to 6 months. They emphasized importance of accommodation data in unified list of classified hotels. Read
Introduction of unified electronic visa in Russia

Introduction of unified electronic visa in Russia

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
From January 1, 2021 foreigners will be able to apply for unified e-visa to enter Russia. The Russian government has approved list of countries whose citizens need to apply for unified e-visa. Read
Russia allowed entry for citizens of Cuba, Serbia and Japan

Russia allowed entry for citizens of Cuba, Serbia and Japan

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed an order to lift restrictions on entry to Russia for citizens of three countries – Japan, Serbia and Cuba as well as for persons permanently residing in these countries. It is a resumption of air traffic on a reciprocal basis. The official website of the Government provides changes which have been made to the Government decree No. 2649-r dated October 14, 2020. Read
Aeroflot to resume flights to Serbia and Japan

Aeroflot to resume flights to Serbia and Japan

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Aeroflot Airlines began flights to the capital of Serbia (Belgrade) starting October 17. Regular flights on direction Moscow – Belgrade – Moscow will be operated 2 times a week on Thursdays and Saturdays. Read
Putin extended the stay of foreign citizens until December 15

Putin extended the stay of foreign citizens until December 15

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has again extended the period of temporary stay, temporary or permanent residence of foreign citizens and stateless persons in Russia till December 15. Read
Federal Air Transport Agency allowed access to regular flights

Federal Air Transport Agency allowed access to regular flights

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
The Federal Air Transport Agency explained that Russian airlines have gained access to regular flights to 24 countries. These are companies that have licenses for international flights: Ural Airlines, RED Wings, Pobeda, Aeroflot. Read
Direct flights between Russia and Greece

Direct flights between Russia and Greece

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Russian Tour Operators Association announced possible renewal of air traffic between Russia and Greece. The authorities of two countries can make a bilateral decision to lift restrictions on international flights from October 1. Read
Russia to resume flights with 4 countries starting September 21

Russia to resume flights with 4 countries starting September 21

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Russia has resumed flights with Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan starting September 21. Flights to these states will be operated on a reciprocal basis once a week. Read
Foreigners could be required to present fingerprints

Foreigners could be required to present fingerprints

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
A new federal law on migrants is under development at the Russian Interior Ministry. The plan of new law provides for fingerprinting and medical examination before the arrival of foreigners in Russia. Read
Finnish visas can be issued in Russia starting September 7th

Finnish visas can be issued in Russia starting September 7th

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
The Finnish authorities have decided to resume the work of visa centers in Russia from September 7th. After announcement of pandemic in March, the Finnish Visa Сenters stopped working in Russia. Applicants applied for visa only at the Finnish representations. Read

Tourist visa

Tourist visa is ideal for a short-term trip to Russia (for up to 30 days) and allows to enter the country not only for the purpose of tourism but also to participate in business negotiations or visit Russian relatives and friends, etc. More...

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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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