Since 1 October 2019 citizens from 51 countries can visit Leningrad region and Saint Petersburg with free e-visa. However, visits to other regions of the Russian Federation using this visa are not allowed.
E-visa can be received for the following purposes: tourism, business trip, sports trip, culture trip, scientific and technical trip.
Please note that e-visa is only valid for entering and leaving the Russian Federation through the following national border checkpoints:
Please note: entry and exit by means of rail transport using e-visa is currently unavailable
|Complete e-visa application|
|Receive notification of e-visa issuance on the website or by e-mail|
|Print the notification or save it in your smartphone|
|Show the notification to an employee of a transport company|
|Show the notification to an employee at a checkpoint|
2. Health insurance policy
Foreign citizens are required to have a health insurance policy valid in the Russian Federation for the entire period of stay.
The following documents are not required:
|The time period for issuing e-visa is no longer than 4 calendar days from the date of submission of an application|
|E-visa application should be completed not later than 4 calendar days before a trip|
|The validity of single-entry e-visa – 30 calendar days from the day of issue|
|Allowed duration of stay in the Russian Federation using e-visa – up to 8 days starting from an arrival date|
All required information can be found on the official tourist web portal of Leningrad region .