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Visa-free entry

To entry the Russian Federation, visa is not required for:
  1. citizens of visa-free countries entering Russia for a specific period (from 30 to 90 days) and for specific purpose (tourism, business, etc.) and with some restrictions.
  2. citizens of all countries for some types of visa-free trips.
Visa-free countries

Visa-free countries

Citizens of visa-free countries do not require visa to enter the Russian Federation, but in most cases duration of their stay in Russia is limited. Visa is required to enter Russia for a longer period.
Country Notes
Argentina Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.
Armenia Period of stay not more than 90 days.
Azerbaijan Period of stay not more than 90 days.
Belarus Unlimited stay.
Bolivia Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.
Bosnia and Herzegovina For tourists the period of stay should not exceed 30 days within each 60, for any other purposes – not more than 90 days; documents confirming the purpose of visit required.
Brazil Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.
Chile Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.
Colombia Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.
Cuba Up to 30 days.
Ecuador Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.
Fiji Period of stay not more than 90 days.
Guatemala Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.
Guyana Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.
Israel Period of stay is not more than 90 days within each 180. There is an agreement between Russia and Israel on abolition of guest and tourist visas. For trips the passport valid not less than 6 months from the date of entrance is required. Presence of any other documents is not provided by the Agreement.
Kazakhstan Period of stay not more than 90 days. Allowed to enter on internal passports.
Korea, Republic of Period of stay does not exceed 60 days per a trip and is not more than 90 days within six months.
Kyrgyzstan Period of stay not more than 90 days. Allowed to enter on internal passports.
Macedonia Period of stay not more than 90 days.
Moldova, Republic of Period of stay not more than 90 days.
Mongolia Up to 30 days.
Montenegro Up to 30 days.
Nicaragua Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.
Peru Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.
Serbia Period of stay up to 30 days for holders of biometric passports issued after April 8, 2008.
South Africa Period of stay not more than 90 days.
Tajikistan Allowed to enter on internal passports. Period of stay not more than 90 days.
Thailand Up to 30 days.
Turkey Up to 30 days.
Ukraine Period of stay not more than 90 days. Allowed to enter on internal passports.
Uruguay Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.
Uzbekistan Period of stay not more than 90 days.
Venezuela Period of stay not more than 90 days within 180 for non-commercial purposes.
Visa-free trips

Visa-free trips

According to the specific resolution of the Russian government, citizens of all countries can take visa-free trips with a strictly specific purpose (for example, to visit the Olympics, major championships, etc.).
Type Notes
Short-term transit If remain in the international transit area of the airport in order to catch an onward or connecting flight within 24 hours of arrival or more in case of forced stop.
Sea Cruise Within an organized group tour for no more than 48 hours at an area of the port of call.
International events (Olympics, championships, etc.) In case of the adoption of the appropriate resolution by the Russian Government.
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