Russia Introduces E-Visas to 53 Countries, Including Singapore

Russia Introduces E-Visas to 53 Countries, Including Singapore

Farewell, hefty consular fees!

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Starting October 1, 2019, passport holders and citizens of 53 countries can now visit St. Petersburg, Russia’s cultural capital, with an e-visa.

This e-visa will cover St. Petersburg and the surrounding Leningrad Region (the full list can be found here.) Do note that the e-visa is still not applicable for travel beyond these specified regions for now.

Earlier this July, Russia granted e-visas to passport holders of 53 countries for travel to Kaliningrad and Kaliningrad Region within Russia.

Unlike a regular tourist visa, an e-visa is free. You can apply for the visa online, which lets you to stay in the region for seven days. The application can be made no later than four and no earlier than 20 days before the expected date of entry.

The visa is valid for stays in St Petersburg and the surrounding Leningrad Region for up to eight days. The purpose of travel can be tourism, business, or humanitarian reasons.

Here’s a list of countries whose citizens can apply for an e-visa to St. Petersburg, Russia. Is your country on the list?!

1. Austria
2. Andorra
3. Bahrain
4. Belgium
5. Bulgaria
6. Vatican City
7. Hungary
8. Germany
9. Greece
10. Denmark
11. India
12. The Republic of Indonesia
13. The Islamic Republic of Iran
14. Ireland
15. Iceland
16. Spain
17. Italy
18. Qatar
19. Cyprus
20. The People’s Republic of China (including Taiwan)
21. Korean People’s Democratic Republic
22. Kuwait
23. Latvia
24. Lithuania
25. Lichtenstein
26. Luxembourg
27. Malaysia
28. Malta
29. Mexico
30. Monaco
31. The Netherlands
32. Norway
33. Oman
34. Poland
35. Portugal
36. Romania
37. San Marino
38. Saudi Arabia
39. North Macedonia
40. Serbia
41. Singapore
42. Slovakia
43. Slovenia
44. Turkey
45. The Philippines
46. Finland
47. France
48. Croatia
49. The Czech Republic
50. Switzerland
51. Sweden
52. Estonia
53. Japan

Also read: 10 Underrated Destinations in Russia to Visit During the World Cup

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