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Russia Seeks to Revive Tourism Through Multiple-Entry Tourist Visas

The Federal Agency for Tourism of Russia (Rostourism) plans to relax visa rules after the country reopens its borders, as an effort to help the country recover from the damages caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. As the pandemic caused global devastation Russia followed the example of a large share of countries by temporarily suspending international flights, in a bid to stop the further spread of the Coronavirus. Also, Russia closed all border crossings and suspended issuing visas [...]

By |2020-05-23T14:33:15+02:00May 23rd, 2020|Russia Visa/Passport News|

Russia’s Tourism Agency Wants Multiple-Entry Tourist Visas Valid for Five Years

The Russian Federal Tourism Agency (Rostourism) has proposed a multiple-entry tourist visa for foreigners that would be valid for up to five years, in a bid to help country’s tourism sector to recover after its devastation due to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). As part of the measures aimed at halting the spread of coronavirus pandemic, Russia previously decided to close its borders and temporarily suspend issuing visas. Rostourism warns that these preventive measures will lead to the [...]

By |2020-04-28T11:32:33+02:00April 28th, 2020|Russia Visa/Passport News|

Russia Signs Law on 3-Year Multi-Visa for Advance Development Territories

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has simplified the process of multi-entry working visas and increased to three years the period of validity for these visas issued for internationals acting as residents of the advance development territory (ADT) in the Far East and the Vladivostok Port. Through the newly signed law of President, the multi-entry business visas will be issued for the period of over three years for internationals, employees of foreign companies as well as representatives, who agreed [...]

By |2020-04-09T10:32:23+02:00April 9th, 2020|Russia Visa/Passport News|

Japan-Russia Visa-Free Program to Be Postponed Due to Coronavirus

The visa-free exchange program between Japan and Russia will be put off this year, due to coronavirus pandemic, the Japanese government announced. The Japanese part seeks to begin this year's exchanging program in July, though the program normally starts in May, but the Russian government is concerned that the infection could be spread during the activity, VisaGuide.World reports. However, on March 12, the governments of both countries planned to hold a meeting in Sakhalin, Russia to discuss [...]

Russia Suspends Visa Issuance and Closes All Borders Until May: Coronavirus

Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, Russia has decided to suspend the processing of all documents as well as the issuance of visas, including electronic visas, Russia's Foreign Affairs Ministry announced. In addition, starting from March 18 until May 1, foreign citizens will be prohibited from entering Russia. The travel restrictions include Belarus as well, VisaGuide.World reports. Diplomatic officials and persons who attend the funerals of close relatives will be exempted from the ban, as well as aeroplane crew [...]

Russia Excludes Business Visa Holders From Coronavirus Entry Ban 

Russia’s entry ban for Chinese citizens due to the coronavirus, will not include official, business, humanitarian and transit visas, the Foreign Ministry of Russia has revealed. The temporary ban that came into force on Thursday, at midnight Moscow time, affects tourists, students, and citizens with working visas, VisaGuide.World reports. The Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Tatyana Golikova pointed out that the need for creating an entry ban for Chinese citizens came after coming to a conclusion that [...]

By |2020-02-24T17:19:56+02:00February 24th, 2020|Russia Visa/Passport News|

UK Not Included in Russia’s New E-Visa for EU Citizens

Russia’s plan to facilitate visa procedures for citizens of the European Union members, in order to increase tourism is coming into life. But, in the latest decision of the world’s biggest country by area is not included the UK, which is now in the transitional period of leaving the EU. The new visa program of Russia is looking forward to including the 27 EU countries and the four non-EU Schengen members. Russia expects that tourists from 53 [...]

By |2020-02-21T10:12:49+02:00February 20th, 2020|Russia Visa/Passport News|

Visa-Free Travel Deal Between the Maldives and Russia Takes Effect

A previously signed agreement between the Maldives’ authorities and the government of the Russian Federation on visa-free trips for tourism and transit purposes has come into force on July 25. From now on, travelers between both countries do not need to apply for a Russia visa before taking a trip to the other country. The bilateral deal was signed a month ago, on June 25, 2019, in Moscow, by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Maldivian [...]

By |2019-08-03T15:15:25+02:00July 27th, 2019|Russia Visa/Passport News|

Russia to Update and Expand Its E-Visa Program

The Russian authorities are looking forward to updating their e-visa program by adding several more countries, extending validity period and making the e-visas valid for more Russian ports of entry than currently. According to the head of the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism Zarina Doguzova, the Russian electronic visas will be valid for 15 days at first and single entry. “I will lift the veil of secrecy here, it might be even longer is the Russian President [...]

By |2019-08-03T15:15:26+02:00June 10th, 2019|Russia Visa/Passport News|

Russia Grants UAE Nationals with Visa-Free Entry

The Russian Federation has waived nationals of the United Arab Emigrated from the entry visa requirement.  According to a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation starting February 17 this year, holders of UAE ordinary passports will be able to fly to Russia without the need of obtaining a visa in advance. "The decision was issued as part of an agreement that was signed in Kazan, Russia, with the attendance of H.H. Sheikh [...]