Russian Visa News

The introduction of a visa-free entry to the south Kuril Islands for Japanese citizens

The introduction of a visa-free entry to the south Kuril Islands for Japanese citizens

Monday, December 26, 2016
The Russian President Vladimir Putin favours the introduction of a visa-free regime for Japanese citizens visiting the Kuril Islands. According to the President, there are no political restraints precluding the consideration of this issue. Read
Opening of the first fan-ID centres for 2018 World Cup in Russia

Opening of the first fan-ID centres for 2018 World Cup in Russia

Monday, December 19, 2016
Last Wednesday, the first centres issuing fan passports for the FIFA World Cup 2018 have opened in four Russian cities, namely St. Petersburg, Moscow, Sochi and Kazan, which will host the 2017 FIFA Confederation Cup. Read
Simplification of the visa regime between Russia and Japan

Simplification of the visa regime between Russia and Japan

Monday, December 12, 2016
According to the deputy press secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Masao Otaka, simplification of visa regime between Russia and Japan can take place for the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the country. Read
Russia favors the introduction of a visa-free regime with South Africa and the EU countries

Russia favors the introduction of a visa-free regime with South Africa and the EU countries

Monday, December 5, 2016
According to the news posted on the official website of legal information, on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree approving a new Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation based on the idea of gradual abolition of the visa regime with member states of the European Union. Read
The introduction of fingerprinting for foreigners may undermine the inbound tourist flow

The introduction of fingerprinting for foreigners may undermine the inbound tourist flow

Monday, November 28, 2016
According to the First Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexander Gorovoy, starting from 2017 it is proposed to introduce a mandatory fingerprinting procedure for all foreigners entering Russia. Read
Experiment on issuing short-term visas to foreign nationals in the Kaliningrad region

Experiment on issuing short-term visas to foreign nationals in the Kaliningrad region

Monday, November 21, 2016
According to the report posted on the official website of the Representative Office of MFA of Russia in the Kaliningrad region, starting from January 1, 2017 the MFA of Russia stops the experiment on issuing short-term 72 hours tourist visas to foreign nationals and stateless person crossing the border of the region. Read
Use of crisis to increase the tourist flow to Russia

Use of crisis to increase the tourist flow to Russia

Monday, November 14, 2016
According to Maya Lomidze, executive director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), the main purpose of the tourism market in a crisis situation is to increase the number of tourists arriving in Russia. Read
Possible introduction of a visa-free entry to the Russian Federation for a 3-day stay

Possible introduction of a visa-free entry to the Russian Federation for a 3-day stay

Monday, November 7, 2016
According to RIA Novosti, the Deputy Head of the Department for Foreign Economic Activity and International Relations of Moscow Anatoly Valetov during a speech at the Russian-Greek tourism forum held in Athens, announced the possibility of introducing a visa-free entry to Russia for foreign tourists arriving to the country for two or three days. Read
Sport, fishing and wellness tourism camps will be built in the Sakhalin region

Sport, fishing and wellness tourism camps will be built in the Sakhalin region

Monday, October 31, 2016
Several tourist camps will be built on lakes in the Sakhalin region. Such a measure will allow the region to develop sport, fishing, wellness and other forms of tourism. Each tourist place will be able to accommodate up to 240 people a day. Read
Possible simplification of the visa regime for the Arctic cruise ships passengers

Possible simplification of the visa regime for the Arctic cruise ships passengers

Monday, October 24, 2016
According to the information appeared on the official website of the Federal Agency for Tourism, the agency is now considering the matter on a possible simplification of the visa regime for the Arctic cruise ships passengers in order to develop the Arctic tourism in Russia. Read
The border between Russia and Belarus is closed for foreign tourists

The border between Russia and Belarus is closed for foreign tourists

Monday, October 17, 2016
Border checkpoint “Krasnaya Gorka” located near Smolensk on the border between Russia and Belarus was closed for the transit of foreign tourists. As noted by the press secretary of the Russian Union of Travel Industry Irina Tyurina, the checkpoint will be closed for representatives of all countries except Russia and Belarus. Read
The Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort expects an increased number of foreign tourists in winter 2016–2017

The Rosa Khutor Alpine Resort expects an increased number of foreign tourists in winter 2016–2017

Monday, October 10, 2016
According to the resort marketing and sales director Olga Filipenkova, the Rosa Khutor alpine ski resort located near Krasnaya Polyana in Sochi expects to receive about 950 thousand tourists in the upcoming winter season. Read
Every year Russia loses $US 6 billion because of a hard visa regime

Every year Russia loses $US 6 billion because of a hard visa regime

Monday, October 3, 2016
According to the Renaissance Capital Chief Economist Charles Robertson, a number of developing countries, including Russia, lose the considerable share of tourism income due to strict visa requirements. Read

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