Russian passport is the 51st in the Henley Report, which means you have visa-free access to 82 countries*. In addition to this, you can get an eVisa to 29 countries and a visa on arrival to 34. 

Visa Free Countries for Russian Citizens

If you are a Russian citizen, you can enter visa-free in the following countries: 

CountryAllowed stay
Albania*90 days
Andorra90 days
Antigua and Barbuda180 days
Argentina90 days
Armenia180 days
Azerbaijan90 days
Bahamas3 months
Barbados28 days
BelarusFreedom of Movement
Bolivia90 days
Bosnia and Herzegovina30 days
Botswana90 days
Brazil90 days
Brunei14 days
Cabo Verde60 days
Chile90 days
Colombia90 days
Costa Rica90 days
Cuba90 days
Dominica90 days
Dominican Republic60 days
Ecuador90 days
El Salvador3 months
Eswatini30 days
Fiji4 months
Georgia1 year
Grenada3 months
Guatemala90 days
Guyana3 months
Haiti3 months
Hong Kong14 days
Honduras3 months
Indonesia30 days
Israel3 months
Jamaica90 days
Kazakhstan90 days
South Korea60 days
KyrgyzstanIndefinite period
Laos30 days
Macau30 days
Malaysia30 days
Maldives90 days
Mauritius90 days
Micronesia30 days
Moldova90 days
Mongolia30 days
Montenegro30 days
Morocco3 months
Namibia90 days
Nauru15 days
Nicaragua90 days
North Macedonia90 days
Oman10 days
Palau30 days
Palestine30 days
Panama180 days
Paraguay90 days
Peru183 days
Philippines30 days
Qatar90 days
Saint Kitts and Nevis3 months
Saint Lucia6 weeks
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines90 days
Samoa60 days
Sao Tome and Principe15 days
Serbia30 days
Seychelles30 days
South Africa90 days
Suriname90 days
TajikistanIndefinite period
Thailand30 days
Taiwan21 days
Trinidad and Tobago90 days
Tunisia3 months
Turkey60 days
Ukraine90 days
United Arab Emirates90 days
Uruguay3 months
Uzbekistan90 days
Vanuatu90 days
Venezuela90 days
Vietnam15 days

*Please note that you can visit Albania visa-free for a temporary period that was put into power on April 21, 2021, and is in effect until December 21, 2021, after which the visa-free agreement may dissolve. 

What Documents Do I Need to Enter a Visa-Free Country?

You need to have a valid passport issued from Russia; usually, your passport must be valid for at least 3 months or 6 months after returning to your country. Some countries may also ask you to provide travel health insurance, evidence that you have enough money to finance your trip and proof that you have booked a return flight ticket to Russia. 

Countries Where Russian Citizens Need eVisas 

The following countries allow eVisas for Russian citizens:

CountryAllowed stay
Angola30 days
Bahrain14 days/
Benin30 days / 8 days
Cambodia30 days
Co´te d'Ivoire3 months
Djibouti31 days
Egypt30 days
Ethiopiaup to 90 days
Gabon90 days
Guinea90 days
Guinea-Bissau90 days
India90 days
Kenya3 months
Lesotho90 days
Madagascar90 days
Malawi90 days
Mexico180 days
Myanmar28 days
Pakistan90 days
Papua New Guinea30 days
Rwanda30 days
Saudi Arabia90 days
Singapore30 days
South Sudan3 months up to 6 months
Sri Lanka30 days
Tanzania3 months
Uganda3 months
Zambia90 days
Zimbabwe3 months

Visa on Arrival for Russian Citizens 

When you enter the following countries, you need to get a visa on arrival (VOA):

CountryAllowed stay
Bahrain14 days/
Bangladesh30 days
Benin30 days / 8 days
Cambodia30 days
Comoros45 days
Egypt30 days
Ethiopiaup to 90 days
Gabon90 days
Guinea-Bissau90 days
Iran30 days
Iraq60 days
Jordan2 months
Kenya3 months
Lebanon1 month
Madagascar90 days
Marshall Islands90 days
Mauritania30 days
Mozambique30 days
Myanmar28 days
Nepal90 days
Rwanda30 days
Saudi Arabia90 days
Senegal90 days
Sierra Leone90 days
Somalia30 days
Sri Lanka30 days
Tanzania3 months
Timor-Leste30 days
Togo7 days
Tonga31 days
Tuvalu1 month
Uganda3 months
Zambia90 days
Zimbabwe3 months

Visa Required for Russian Citizens 

You cannot enter these countries without applying for a visa before you depart: 

AfghanistanFinlandNetherlands
AlgeriaFranceNew Zealand
Australia and territoriesGambiaNiger
AustriaGermanyNigeria
BelgiumGhanaNorway
BelizeGreecePoland
BhutanHungaryPortugal
BulgariaIcelandRomania
Burkina FasoIrelandSan Marino
BurundiItalySlovakia
CameroonJapanSlovenia
CanadaKiribatiSolomon Islands
Central African RepublicKosovoSpain
ChadNorth KoreaSudan
ChinaKuwaitSweden
Republic of the CongoLatviaSwitzerland
Democratic Republic of the CongoLiberiaSyria
CroatiaLibyaTurkmenistan
CyprusLiechtensteinUnited Kingdom and Crown dependencies
Czech RepublicLithuaniaUnited States
DenmarkLuxembourgVatican
Equatorial GuineaMaliYemen
EritreaMalta
EstoniaMonaco

Visa Reciprocity Between Russia and Other Countries

Even though the following countries allow entry without visa for Russians, citizens of these countries cannot enter Russia without a visa: 

  • Albania 
  • Angola
  • Bahamas 
  • Barbados 
  • Eswatini
  • Georgia 
  • Haiti
  • Indonesia 
  • Malaysia 
  • Micronesia 
  • Morocco 
  • North Macedonia 
  • Oman 
  • Philippines 
  • Saint Lucia 
  • Sao Tome and Principe 
  • Trinidad and Tobago 
  • Tunisia 
  • Turkey 
  • Vietnam 

Can a Russian Citizen Visit the US?

Yes, you can visit the US, but you need to have a valid visa to enter the country. Also, please remember that a visa won’t guarantee you entry into the US; if a border patrol officer decides to deny you access, you cannot enter the country. 

Replacement Visas

Certain countries allow you to enter if you have any of the following visas: 

Visa in possessionCountries you can visit
Schengen Visa Albania, Andorra, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Romania
US VisaMexico 
UK VisaIreland

If you want to enter any of the above countries with a replacement visa, you must ensure that your visa is still valid; otherwise, you cannot use it anymore. 

*Please note that the number of visa-free countries does not include disputed, dependent, or in-conflict territories.