Visa Requirements for Russian Citizens

Visa Information for Passport Holders of Russia

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Visa Not Required

76 destinations allow visa-free entry to Russian citizens.

Visa On Arrival

A visa can be obtained upon arrival at 18 destinations for passport holders of Russia.

  • Visa On Arrival30 daysVisitors can apply to extend their stay when in the country.
  • Visa On Arrival1 monthPassengers holding an entry authorisation letter from the authorities may obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 1 month.
  • Visa On Arrival45 days
  • Visa On Arrival30 days
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysDue to safety concerns, Russian government advises its citizens not to visit Iraq.
  • Visa On Arrival2 months
  • Visa On Arrival1 month1 month extendable for 2 additional months.
    Granted free of charge at Beirut International Airport or any other port of entry if there is no Israeli visa or seal, holding a telephone number, an address in Lebanon, and a non refundable return or circle trip ticket.
  • Marshall Islands PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa On Arrival90 days
  • Visa On ArrivalAvailable at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport.
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysAvailable at Beira, Nampula, Maputo, Pemba, Tete and Vilankulo airports.
    Extension of stay for 30 days is possible.
  • Visa On Arrival90 daysExtension of stay is possible of up to 150 days.
    Business travellers can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 5 years, subject to a fee and a license issued by the Ministry of Industry.
  • Visa On Arrival90 days
  • Visa On Arrival
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysDue to safety concerns, Russian government advises its citizens not to visit Somalia.
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysVisa on arrival is only available at the Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport or at the Dili Sea Port.
    Extension of stay possible for up to 90 days.
  • Visa On Arrival7 days
  • Visa On Arrival31 daysExtension of stay for a further 5 months is possible.
  • Visa On Arrival1 month

eVisa

Russian passport allows entry to 16 destinations with an eVisa obtained prior to arrival.

  • eVisa30 days30 days extendable once.
    Visitors who have been granted an online pre-visa or have requested a pre-visa from an Angolan consulate abroad are issued a visa upon arrival at the country's border crossings.
    Maximum total stay of 90 days within a one-year period.
    Visitors must have a return/onward ticket and a hotel reservation confirmation.
    International Certificate of Vaccination required.
  • Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa3 monthseVisa holders must arrive via Port Bouet Airport.
  • eVisa31 daysVisa on arrival is still available according to IATA Timatic.
  • eVisaup to 90 daysVisa on arrival is obtainable only at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    eVisa holders must arrive via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    eVisas are available for 30 or 90 days.
  • eVisa90 dayseVisa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.
  • eVisa90 days
  • eVisa90 dayse-Visa holders must arrive via 26 designated airports
    An Indian e-Tourist Visa can only be obtained twice in one calendar year.
  • eVisa30 daysPassengers who have already made an application, at least two days before arrival, at the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affair's E-Visa website
    Available at Qeshm, Kish, Mashhad, Isfahan, Shiraz, Tabriz and Tehran airports.
  • eVisa3 monthsCan also be entered on an East Africa Tourist Visa issued by Rwanda or Uganda.
  • eVisa90 days
  • eVisa180 daysElectronic permit gives the right to enter the country only by air.
    180 days for valid Canada, Japan, USA, United Kingdom or a Schengen Member State visa holders.
  • eVisaElectronic Travel Authorization to obtain a visa on arrival for tourism purposes.
    Electronic Travel Authorization to obtain a visa on arrival for business purposes.
    Online Visa eligible.
  • Papua New Guinea PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa30 days
  • eVisa30 daysObtainable online
    Printed visa authorization must be presented at the time of travel
  • eVisa3 monthsMay apply online.
    Can also be entered on an East Africa Tourist Visa issued by Kenya or Rwanda.

eVisa / On Arrival

For 12 destinations, On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / auhtorization is available to passport holders of Russia.

  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival14 days/ 1 monthVisas can be issued on arrival for a stay up to 1 month.
    Visa can be extended for an additional two weeks.
    eVisa issued for 14 days, extendable once.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days / 8 daysMust have an international vaccination certificate.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 dayseVisa issued for 30 days.
    Extension of stay is possible.
    Visa free for tourists arriving at Sharm El Sheik, Saint Catherine or Taba airports and remaining in the Sinai resorts for a maximum stay of 15 days.
  • Guinea-Bissau PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysA visa on arrival is available for 30 days.
    Can also be entered on an East Africa Tourist Visa issued by Kenya or Uganda.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysElectronic Travel Authorization can also be obtained on arrival.
    30 days extendable to 6 months.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 months
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysFor those travelling to Zambia for business, the maximum stay is 30 days in any one-year period.
    Tourists are allowed 90 days in any one-year period.
    Also eligible for a universal visa allowing access to Zimbabwe; also eligible for e-Visa.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival3 monthsFor those travelling to Zimbabwe for business, a visa on arrival can also be issued for a maximum stay of 30 days.
    Also eligible for a universal visa allowing access to Zambia; also eligible for e-Visa.

Pre-arranged Visa Required

64 destinations require a visa obtained at an embassy or consulate prior to arrival from passport holders of Russia. This requirement may be waived off if Russian citizens meet certain alternate requirements such as holding other visas or resident permits.

  • Visa RequiredDue to safety concerns, Russian government advises its citizens not to visit Afghanistan.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredMay apply online (Online Visitor e600 visa).
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredPre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.
    Visitors are required to book with a registered tour operator in Bhutan.
  • Visa Required90 days within any 180-day period for holders 'C' visa issued by Croatia, Cyprus, Romania or a Schengen Member State.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredMay apply online.
    Pre-arranged visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Visa Required
  • Central African Republic PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa RequiredMultiple entry visa valid for 1 year upon arrival into the Central African Republic is mandatory.
  • Visa RequiredVisitors holding an 'entry authorisation' letter can pick up a visa on arrival.
  • Visa RequiredVisa not required for 30 days for travelling as part of an accredited tour group.
    24-hour visa-free transit through China (unless arriving in Fuzhou, Huangshan, Mudanjiang, Shenzhen or Yanji).
    72-hour visa-free transit through Changsha, Guilin and Harbin.
    144-hour visa-free transit through Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Jieyang, Kunming, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qinhuangdao, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xiamen and Xi'an.
    Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan count as third countries under the 24, 72 and 144-hours transit without visa (TWOV) policies.
    All TWOV programs are currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    May visit Suifenhe without a visa for up to 15 days if travelling with at least one companion.
    Residents of Amur Oblast may visit Heihe without a visa for a day.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required90 days within any 180-day period for valid Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus or a Schengen Member State ('C', a double or multiple) visa holders.
  • Visa RequiredVisa issued online valid for 90 per 180 days in a year (single entry).
    90 days within any 180-day period for valid Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania or a Schengen Member State visa holders.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa Required
  • Visa Required
  • Equatorial Guinea PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredPre-arranged visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Visa Required
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  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredPre-arranged emergency visa can be picked up on arrival.
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  • Visa RequiredPre-arranged visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Visa RequiredPre-arranged visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Visa RequiredDue to safety concerns, Russian government advises its citizens not to visit Libya.
  • Liechtenstein PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa Required
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required
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  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredMay apply online,
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredMay apply online.
    Pre-arranged visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredVisa-free access to the Kirkenes area for 15 days for holders of border traffic permit.
  • Visa RequiredA visa on arrival is available for a maximum stay of 59 days.
    Extension of stay is only possible for those who obtained a visa on arrival, to a maximum of 1 year.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required90 days within any 180-day period for valid Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus or a Schengen Member State ('C', a double or multiple) visa holders.
  • Visa RequiredMay obtain online e-Service through eligible authorized travel agencies or through local sponsors (Singapore citizen or permanent residents).
    Some provisions for 96 hours visa-free transit.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required
  • Solomon Islands PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa RequiredPre-arranged visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredPre-arranged visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredDue to safety concerns, Russian government advises its citizens not to visit Syria.
  • Visa RequiredPre-arranged visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Visa RequiredSince 1 July 2022 visa is required.
  • United Kingdom PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa Required24-hours visa-free visit: 1) when in transit to/from Australia, Canada, New Zealand or USA, or 2) if holder of residence permit issued by Australia, Canada, New Zealand or USA, or 3) if holder of certain EEA or Switzerland visas, or 4) if holder of certain Irish visas
  • United States of America PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa Required* Residents of the Bering Strait are allowed 90 days Visa free travel across the Bering Strait. Russians living in the Iultinskiy Rayon, Providenskiy Rayon, and Chukostsky Rayon, as well as the eastern part of the Anadyrskiy Rayon, bounded on the south by the Anadyr River and on the west by the Tanyurer River, including the city of Anadyr (Chukostsky Autonomous Okrugd) are eligible. Americans residing in the Nome and Northwest Arctic Borough census areas of Alaska are eligible.
  • Visa Required
  • Visa RequiredDue to safety concerns, Russian government advises its citizens not to visit Yemen.

Entry Refused

Disagreements between Russia and 6 destinations have imposed restrictions in traveling to Russia.

  • Czech Republic PermalinkShow on Map
    Entry RefusedFrom 25 October 2022, Russian citizens are banned from entering Czech Republic on a Schengen Visa.
  • Entry RefusedFrom 19 September 2022, Russian citizens are banned from entering Estonia.
  • Entry RefusedFrom 30 September 2022, Russian citizens are banned from entering Finland for tourism.
  • Entry RefusedFrom 19 September 2022, Latvia bans citizens of the Russian Federation from entering Latvia
  • Entry RefusedFrom 19 September 2022, Russian citizens are banned from entering Lithuania
  • Entry RefusedFrom 19 September 2022, Russian citizens are banned from entering Poland

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