Visa-free travel

According to the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation №635-R of March 16, 2020 for the purpose of ensuring state security, protecting public health and non-proliferation of a new coronavirus infection entry to the territory of the Russian Federation is restricted until further notice. 

List of countries with which Russian Federation resumes international air service:

— Abkhazia
— Azerbaijan
— Armenia
— Belarus
— Georgia
— the United Kingdom 
— Vietnam
— Greece
— Egypt
— Finland
— India
— Kazakhstan
— Kyrgyzstan
— Qatar
— the Republic of Cuba
— the Republic of Maldives
— the UAE
— Seychelles
— Serbia
— Singapore
— Tanzania
— Turkey
— Switzerland
— the Republic of Korea (but during the pandemic a visa-free travel is temporarily cancelled)
— Ethiopia
— Japan

Visas of all categories shall be issued only to citizens of these countries, as well as to persons who have a residence permit or any other document proving the right of permanent residence. 

Entry to the Russian Federation of foreign citizens of other countries, as well as stateless persons, is restricted until further notice. The issuance of tourist visas, including visas in the form of an electronic document, has also been temporarily suspended.

Tour operators operating in the field of international inbound tourism, in the current situation, are able to postpone the dates of travel of foreign tourists with their consent.



According to the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, citizens of 58 states that hold all types of passports are eligible for visa-free entrance to Russia for a period of 14 to 90 days (you can see the list on the official website). These countries are:


Item No

Country

Type of passport

Period of stay

Number of countries by period of stay

1

Abkhazia

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports (including internal passports)

up to 90 days

34 countries

2

Antigua and Barbuda

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

3

Azerbaijan

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

4


Argentina

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

5

Armenia

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

6

Bolivia

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

7

Brazil

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

8

Costa Rica


Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

9

Cuba

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

10

Dominica

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

11

El Salvador

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

12

Venezuela

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

13

Grenada

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

14

Guatemala

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

15

Guyana

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

16

Honduras

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

17

Jamaica

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

18

Colombia

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

19

Maldives

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

20

Nicaragua

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

21

Panama

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

22

Paraguay

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

23

Peru

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

24

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

25

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

26

Suriname

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

27

The Republic of South Africa

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

28

UAE

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

29

Ukraine

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports (including internal passports)

30

Uruguay

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

31

Fiji

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

32

Chile

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

33

Ecuador

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

34

Vanuatu

Up to 90 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

35

Brunei 

Up to 14 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

up to 14 days

3 countries

36

Hong Kong 

Up to 14 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

37

Nauru 

Up to 14 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

38

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Up to 30 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

up to 30 days

10 countries

39

Botswana

Up to 30 days without a visa for holders of general civil passport

40

Laos

Up to 30 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

41


Montenegro


Up to 30 days without a visa for holders of general civil passport

42

North Macedonia

Up to 30 days without a visa for holders of general civil passport with the original tourist voucher and confirmation of the admission of a foreign tourist

43


Palau

Up to 30 days without a visa for holders of general civil passport

44

Serbia

Up to 30 days without a visa for holders of general civil passport

45

Seychelles

Up to 30 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

46

Thailand

Up to 30 days without a visa for holders of general civil passport

47

Turkey

Up to 30 days without a visa for holders of general civil passport

48

Cape Verde

Up to 60 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports


up to 60 days


4 countries

49

Mauritius

Up to 60 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

50

Samoa

Up to 60 days without a visa for holders of all types of passports

51

South Korea

Up to 60 days without a visa for holders of general civil passport

52

Belarus

Without a visa for holders of all types of passports (including internal passports)

More than 90 days

7 countries

53

Kazakhstan

Without a visa for holders of all types of passports (including internal passports)

54

Kyrgyzstan

Without a visa for holders of all types of passports (including internal passports)

55

Moldova

Without a visa for holders of all types of passports

56



Tajikistan

Without a visa for holders of all types of passports

57

Uzbekistan

Without a visa for holders of all types of passports

58

South Ossetia

Without a visa for holders of all types of passports (including internal passports), except for entrance commercial or employment purposes


For legal stay in Russia, all foreign nationals are required to obtain travel medical insurance.


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