Foreign citizens entering Russia must have an entry visa in a valid national passport. Make sure that your passport is current and will be valid at least for 6 months after your departure.
A visa to the Russian Federation is a document, permitting stay in Russia for a specific period of time. Visa lists entry/exit dates, your name, passport details, and a purpose of travel. Please note, that your Russian visa is an exit permit just like it’s an entry permit: if you lose it or stay over your designated departure date, leaving the country could be more troublesome than entering it.
There are six different types of visas depending on the purpose of the visit, including tourist visas, business visas, and private visas.
To obtain tourist visa you will need an invitation letter from the company which organizes the tour for you.
Receiving your visa check carefully all information stated in visa. For more details, contact the Consulate of the Russian Federation.
– Bosnia and Herzegovina
– China (if you’re travelling with a touristic group)
Information for cruise passengers:
Cruise passengers that arrive to Russia on a cruise ship and stay for less than 72 hours do not need to obtain a visa if they are residing aboard the ship. If a person is travelling independently or wants to spend over 72 hours in Russia, then it is necessary to obtain a visa.
Since 2009 foreign tourists that arrive to Russia on passenger ferries can stay in the country visa-free for up to 3 days. Members of a tourist group can stay in the country for 72 hours if they reside on the ferry or elsewhere according to the tour program. A ferry is considered to be a non-cruise ship, which is engaged in international voyages and carries cargo and/or passengers, including passengers participating in a tour program, and has a passenger transportation permit.
In order to disembark from a ship without a visa a foreign citizen must have an ID and be in the lists of the tour group. A member of a tour group that does not have a visa can only visit places indicated in the tour program.