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VISA-FREE COUNTRIES

Citizens of visa-free countries noted below do not require visa to enter the Russian Federation, but in most cases duration of their stay in Russia is limited. Visa is required to enter Russia for a longer period.

PLEASE NOTE THE VALIDITY OF YOUR PASSPORT: The passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the end of the trip to Russia.

 

COUNTRY

 

PERIOD OF VISA-FREE STAY

Abkhazia

Period of stay not more than 90 days

Argentina

Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.

Armenia

Period of stay not more than 90 days

Azerbaijan

Period of stay not more than 90 days

Belarus

Period of stay not more than 90 days

Bolivia

Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

For tourists – up to 30 days (need tourist invitation). Private trips up to 90 days (The original invitation is required)

Brazil

Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.

Brunei-Darussalam

Period of stay not more than 14 days for non-commercial purposes

Chile

Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes. The original invitation is required.

Colombia

Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.

Cuba

Period of stay not more than 30 days. The original invitation is required.

Ecuador

Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.

Estonia

Non-citizens of Estonia with general foreign passport – 90 out of 180 days.

Fiji

Period of stay not more than 90 days.

Grenada

Entry to Russia without a visa for a period no more 90 days.

Guatemala

Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.

Guyana

Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.

Honduras

Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.

Israel

Period of stay is not more than 90 days within each 180.

Kazakhstan

Entry to Russia without a visa for a period no more 90 days.

Kyrgyzstan

Period of stay not more than 90 days.

Laos

Period of stay not more than 30 days.

Macedonia

Period of stay not more than 90 days. For tourists the period of stay should not exceed 30 days within each 60 ((if you have a tourist invitation), for any other purposes – not more than 90 days;

The original invitation, certified by the competent authority, may be required.

Mauritius

Period of stay not more than 60 days.

Moldova

Period of stay not more than 90 days.

Mongolia

Period of stay not more than 30 days.

Montenegro

Period of stay not more than 30 days. Original invitation is required.

Nauru

Period of stay not more than 14 days.

Nicaragua

Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes. Original invitation is required.

Panama

Period of stay not more than 90 days.

Paraguay

Period of stay not more than 90 days.

Peru

Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes. Original invitation is required.

Republic of Korea

Period of stay not more than 60 days per a trip and is not more than 90 days within six months.

Republic of South Africa

Period of stay not more than 90 days.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Period of stay not more than 90 days.

Samoa

Period of stay not more than 60 days.

SAR Hong Kong

Without visas up to 14 days for permanent residents of Hong Kong SAR with valid Hong Kong SAR passport.

SAR Macau

Without visas up to 30 days for permanent residents of Macau SAR with valid Macau SAR passport.

Serbia

Period of stay not more than 30 days

Seychelles

Period of stay not more than 30 days.

South Ossetia

Period of stay not more than 90 days.

Tajikistan

Period of stay not more than 90 days.

Thailand

Period of stay not more than 30 days.

Ukraine

Period of stay not more than 90 days

Uruguay

Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.

Uzbekistan

Period of stay not more than 90 days.

Vanuatu

Period of stay not more than 90 days.

Venezuela

Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.

 

Visa-free trips

According to the specific resolution of the Russian government, citizens of all countries can take visa-free trips with a strictly specific purpose (for example, to visit the Olympics, major championships, etc.).

 

 

Type

 

 

Notes

Short-term transit

If remain in the international transit area of the airport in order to catch an onward or connecting flight within 24 hours of arrival or more in case of forced stop.

Sea Cruise

Within an organized group tour for no more than 48 hours at an area of the port of call.

International events (Olympics, championships, etc.)

In case of the adoption of the appropriate resolution by the Russian Government.