13 July 2020

A simplified regime of entry to the Russian Federation since 2021 will be available for almost half the people living in the world according to the Consular Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Citizens of 53 countries, including member states of the European Union, China, Japan, India, Turkey and others, will be able to apply for a Russian e-visa. And citizens of another 60 countries already have the possibility to enter Russia without visa at all on the basis of the respective bilateral treaties between these countries and the Russian Federation. The cost of an electronic visa to Russia since 01 January 2021 will not exceed USD 50. The applicant will receive it no later than 4 calendar days from the date of application on the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The duration of the trip cannot exceed 16 days. The e-visa will be valid on the entire territory of the Russian Federation.