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Visa Free Regime with Russia

Please find below a list of countries enjoying a visa free regime with Russia meaning the nationals of these countries do not need a visa to Russia. We have compiled this list to the best of our knowledge and please note visa regime can change based on inter-governmental agreements. Please contact Go Russia at the time of your booking to reconfirm current visa regime with the country which issued your passport. If you are based overseas please contact your local Russian consulate.
 
VISA-FREE REGIME FOR CRUISE PASSENGERS
According to the current immigration law of Russia cruise passengers are the only category of tourists visiting the country who are allowed to enter Russia without visa for up to 72 hours provided they always remain within the tourist group. For any independent trips out all cruise passengers will require a valid tourist visa to Russia.

We are also offering visa-free tours to St. Petersburg and Moscow on-board a ferry from Helsinki. Please view Go Russia visa–free tours.
 
VISA-FREE REGIME WITH RUSSIA
 COUNTRY VISA-FREE STAY TERM  EFFECTIVE FROM
Abkhazia
Up to 90 days.
Argentina
Up to 90 days in 180 day period. Visa free regime does not apply for work and business related visits and diplomatic and service passports holders.
 18.03.2009
Armenia  25.09.2000
Azerbaijan  03.07.1997
Belarus  30.11.2000
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Up to 30 days for tourists and up to 90 days for other visitors. Tourist documents or the original invitation must be presented to the Russian immigration authorities.
 24.09.2007
Brazil
Up to 90 days in 180 days period - for tourist, private visits or transit purposes only. In all other cases visa is required.
 26.11.2008
Brunei
Up to 14 days - diplomatic and service passports holders only.
Chile
Up to 90 days in 180 days period. Visa free regime does not apply for work and business related visits and diplomatic and service passports holders.
 24.09.2010
Colombia
Up to 90 days in 180 days period.
 13.03.2011
Cuba
Up to 30 days.
 03.12.1993
Croatia
Up to 30 days for tourists and up to 90 days for other visitors. Tourist documents or the original invitation must be presented to the Russian immigration authorities.
Dominican Republic
Up to 90 days - diplomatic and service passports holders only.
Ecuador
Up to 90 days.
Hong Kong
Up to 14 days.
Iceland
Up to 90 days - diplomatic and service passports holders only.
Israel
Up to 90 days. Tourist documents or the original invitation must be presented to the Russian immigration authorities. Visa free regime does not apply for diplomatic and service passports holders.
 20.03.2008
Kazakhstan  30.11.2000
Kirghiz Republic  30.11.2000
Macau
Up to 30 days.
Macedonia
Up to 30 days tourist and up to 90 days for other visitors. Tourist documents or the original invitation must be presented to the Russian immigration authorities.
 19.06.2008
Moldova  30.11.2000
Montenegro
Up to 30 days. Visa free regime does not apply for diplomatic and service passports holders.
 24.08.2009
Mozambique
Up to 30 days - diplomatic and service passports holders only.
Nicaragua
Up to 90 days in 180 days period.
 28.07.2009
Peru
Up to 90 days in 180 days period. Visa free regime does not apply for work and business related visits and diplomatic and service passports holders.
 21.06.2011
Serbia
Citizens of Serbia with biometric passports obtained after 09 April 2008 can stay in Russia up to 30 days. Diplomatic or official passport holders without accreditation in Russia can stay up to 90 days. Serbian nationalities with temporary and permanent resident permits can stay without time limits. In all other cases visa is required. Visa free regime does not apply for Yugoslavian passports holders.
 20.02.2009
South Ossetia
Up to 90 days.
South Africa
Up to 90 days.
 30.03.2017
Thailand
Up to 90 days - diplomatic and service passports holders only. Holders of ordinary passports can stay up to 30 days.
 13.12.2005
Tajikistan  30.11.2000
Ukraine  16.01.1997
Uruguay
Up to 90 days.
Uzbekistan  30.11.2000
Venezuela
Up to 90 days. Visa free regime does not apply for diplomatic and service passports holders.
 26.11.2008

Disclaimer: The information contained on this page is given in good faith but without responsibility whatsoever on the part of GR Travel Group Ltd (Go Russia). It is clients’ responsibility to obtain all necessary travel information and documentation required for the trip including visas.