October 11, 2019
St Petersburg introduces e-visas for foreign tourists
From October 1, 2019, citizens of 53 countries can visit St Petersburg and its region with e-visa. No consular fees applied.
To get the e-visa applicants have to:
- Fill out an application on the website of the consular department of the Russian Foreign Ministry (http://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/index_en.html)
- Upload a photograph
An e-visa allows a single entry for business, tourism, or a humanitarian visit.
Applications must be filled out no later than 4 and no earlier than 20 days before the expected date of entry.
The visa is valid for the stay in St Petersburg and the Leningrad Region for up to 8 days.
In July 2019 e-visas for entering Kaliningrad and Kaliningrad Region were introduced for citizens of 53 countries. Similar procedures for traveling to Vladivostok and airports across the whole of Russia’s Far Eastern Federal District are in operation as well.
List of the countries whose nationals can apply for e-visas to St Petersburg:
- China (including Taiwan)
- Korean People’s Democratic Republic
- The Netherlands
- Saudi Arabia
- North Macedonia
- The Philippines
- The Czech Republic