Russian Visa News

The Ministry of Culture is creating an image of Russia as a safe country for tourism

The Ministry of Culture is creating an image of Russia as a safe country for tourism

Monday, March 28, 2016
The Ministry of Culture proposed for consideration the bills aimed at regulating the tour business in Russia. Some of these bills propose to introduce a certification of tour guides. Read
Foreigners may be required to present a medical insurance policy upon entering Russia

Foreigners may be required to present a medical insurance policy upon entering Russia

Monday, March 21, 2016
According to the newspaper Kommersant, the Russian Ministry of Health has prepared and proposed for public discussion amendments to the law “On procedure of exit from Russia and entry to Russia”. The Ministry proposed to oblige the foreigners to present a medical insurance policy when crossing the border. Foreigners who do not present the policy at the checkpoint won’t be allowed to enter Russia. Read
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded to the open letter of tour operators

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded to the open letter of tour operators

Monday, March 14, 2016
The official representative of The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova responded to the open letter of tour operators addressed to the department. The representatives of the tourist business proposed to simplify the visa regime for foreign citizens. Read
Federal Agency for Tourism offered to reduce the cost of Russian entry visas

Federal Agency for Tourism offered to reduce the cost of Russian entry visas

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
According to the Russian News Service quoting the head of the Agency Oleg Safonov, the Federal Agency for Tourism (Rosturizm) launched an initiative aimed at reducing the cost of entry visas to Russia. Read
Foreign tourists can be in the Russian Arctic without visa for three days

Foreign tourists can be in the Russian Arctic without visa for three days

Monday, February 29, 2016
The Russian Ministry of Culture has proposed a draft resolution, according to which foreign tourists coming to Russia through the ports of Arkhangelsk, Murmansk and Zarubino will be able to stay on the territory of the Russian Arctic without visa for three days. Read
The introduction of quotas on the employment of foreign tour guides and interpreters in the Russian Federation

The introduction of quotas on the employment of foreign tour guides and interpreters in the Russian Federation

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
According to the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation, the public discussion of the Ministry draft order on amending the law “On approval of the list of professions of qualified foreign specialists which do not require quotas to get work permits” have been concluded the other day. Read
Foreigners will develop tourism in Russia

Foreigners will develop tourism in Russia

Monday, February 15, 2016
The Ministry of Labour is planning to expand the list of specialists who can enter Russia without migrant quotas. Such professions as guides-interpreters, directors of hotels and holiday camps, chefs, etc. Read
Simplified visa regime in the Free port of Vladivostok will be introduced in the summer 2016

Simplified visa regime in the Free port of Vladivostok will be introduced in the summer 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016
According to the Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East Alexander Galushka, a draft resolution on introduction of the simplified visa regime for foreigners arriving in the Free port of Vladivostok was submitted to the Government of the Russian Federation. It is expected to take effect in the summer 2016. Read
Russia cancels visa-free entry to the 2018 World Cup

Russia cancels visa-free entry to the 2018 World Cup

Monday, February 1, 2016
Ministry for Sports of Russia proposes to abolish the visa-free regime for sportsmen and foreign journalists entering Russia to participate in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Read
Saint Petersburg was included in the list of cities to be visited in 2016

Saint Petersburg was included in the list of cities to be visited in 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016
The Daily Telegraph presented the rating of cities to be visited in 2016. Read
Companies excluded from the Register of tour operators continue their work

Companies excluded from the Register of tour operators continue their work

Monday, January 18, 2016
Companies working with Turkish partners were excluded from the Register of tour operators on January 1. Among them are Pegas Touristik, Coral Travel, Sanmar Tour and Anex Tour. Despite the ban, tour operators continue their work and completely fulfil the obligations to their customers and business partners in 2016. Read
Russia is ready to abolish visa regime with Japan

Russia is ready to abolish visa regime with Japan

Monday, January 11, 2016
According to RIA Novosti, Russian Ambassador to Japan Yevgeny Afanasyev while speaking at the National Press Club in Tokyo declared that Russia is ready to simplify or abolish the currently existing visa regime with Japan. “Russia is ready to simplify and even abolish the visa regime with Japan. Negotiations are still in progress, but we are ready to do it”, – said E. Afanasyev. Read

Tourist visa

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