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Sunday, October 20, 2019

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Russia Offers Free E-Visas To Visitors Of Saint Petersburg And Areas Of The Leningrad Region

Beginning October 1, 2019, tourists and businesspeople from 53 countries will soon be able to visit Saint Petersburg and the surrounding areas with a free electronic visa, as per Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. All EU countries except the United Kingdom are included on the list.

Tourists heading to Russia for tourist, humanitarian, or business reasons can visit St. Petersburg and areas of the Leningrad region by applying online for a free visa, which will be valid for 30 days, and allow an 8 day stay in the Saint Petersburg area.

Travelers who are interested in visiting St. Petersburg can apply for their electronic visa at least four days before they arrive in Russia through the Russian Foreign Ministry website and no consular fee will be charged! In order to find out if you are eligible to apply online, check out the St Petersburg eVisa requirements beforehand and make sure you have the relevant documents available.

Applicants will need to fill out a form on the website of the Consular Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry and upload a photograph.

List of countries whose citizens can apply for an e-visa to St Petersburg:

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

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Emma London
Emma London is a columnist and member of the ​CEOWORLD magazine editorial board. She's one of the magazine's founding editors and leads global newsroom coverage and management. Having lived in five different countries — the United States, Canada, Australia, Spain, and the United Kingdom - Emma is obsessed with how tech empowers people from all walks of life. She is fluent in Spanish.
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