Visa Requirements for Russian Citizens

Visa Information for Passport Holders of Russia

Your browser does not support necessary technology to display the visa requirements map.

Freedom of Travel

Russian passport holders can travel to 1 destination without a visa. Identify cards or passports may be required.

  • Freedom Of MovementUnlimitedFreedom of movement, 90 days in 1 year without TRP.

Visa Not Required

76 destinations allow visa-free entry to Russian citizens.

  • Visa-Free30 daysRemarks updated .30 days per trip, but no more than 90 days within any 1 calendar year for tourism purposes only.
    Visitors must have a return/onward ticket and a hotel reservation confirmation.
    An International Certificate of Vaccination is required.
  • Antigua and Barbuda PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free180 days
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period.
  • Visa-Free180 days180 days in a year.
    Internal passport valid.
  • Visa-Free90 daysEntry denied to those of Armenian descent.
  • Visa-Free3 monthsExtension of stay is possible.
  • Visa-Free28 days
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free30 days30 days within any 2-month period
  • Visa-Free90 daysExtension to the visa-free period must be applied for in advance.
  • Visa-Free90 daysExtension of stay possible for additional 90 days.
  • Visa-Free14 days
  • Visa-Free60 daysMust register online (EASE) at least five days prior to arrival.
  • Visa-Free90 daysExtension of stay is possible for additional 90 days for a fee.
  • Visa-Free15 days24-hour visa-free transit through China (unless arriving in Fuzhou, Huangshan, Mudanjiang, 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.
    Visa not required for 15 days for travelling as part of an accredited tour group (5 ~ 50 people).
    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.
    30 days visa-free on Hainan Island through travel agencies provided that nationals of Russia arriving on a direct flight from third countries.
  • Visa-Free90 daysExtendable up to 180-day stay within 1-year period.
  • Visa-Free30 daysExtension of stay is possible up to 90 days.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Dominican Republic PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free60 daysMay extended stay for a fee.
  • Visa-Free90 daysExtension of stay is possible.
  • Visa-Free180 days
  • Visa-Free30 daysExtension of stay is possible for additional 30 days in total.
  • Visa-Free4 months
  • Visa-Free1 yearRemarks updated .
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free90 daysExtension of stay is possible for 90 days.
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period.
    Internal passport valid.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 12-month period.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period.
    Internal passport valid.
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysRequirement updated .
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free30 daysExtension of stay is possible up to 60 days.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period.
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free30 daysTravelers must register on the e-Visa platform at least 48 hours prior to travel and pay a processing fee of 650 MT. airports.
    Extension of stay is possible for 30 days.
  • Visa-Free30 daysVisa waiver has been extended until 30 June 2024.
    e-Visa holders must arrive via Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay airports or via land border crossings with Thailand — Tachileik, Myawaddy and Kawthaung or India — Rih Khaw Dar and Tamu.
    e-Visa is available for both tourism (allowed stay is 28 days) or business (allowed stay is 70 days) purposes.
  • Visa-Free3 months3 months within 1 calendar year.
  • Visa-Free90 daysTourist card must be obtained on arrival, subject to a fee.
    Extension of stay is possible for additional 30 days for a fee.
  • Visa-Free14 days / 30 days
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysExtension of stay is possible.
  • Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period.
  • Visa-Free30 daysA visa is not required for a maximum stay of 30 days.
    A 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-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period.
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free6 weeks
  • Visa-Free60 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysAlthough officially no visa is required, at least a Double Entry Schengen visa is required to enter San Marino since it has no own airport facility.
  • Visa-Free30 days
  • Visa-Free90 daysExtension of stay possible for additional 90 days.
  • Visa-Free90 daysRemarks updated .An entrance fee of USD 25 or EUR 25 must be paid online prior to arrival.
    Multiple entry e-Visa is also available.
  • São Tome and Príncipe PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free15 days
  • Visa-FreeUnlimited
  • Visa-Free60 daysRemarks updated .60 days : From May 1 2024 until 31 July 2024.
  • Trinidad and Tobago PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free90 days
  • Visa-Free3 months
  • Visa-Free60 days60 days during one trip, no more than 90 days within any 180-day period.
  • United Arab Emirates PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period.
  • Visa-Free3 months90 days within any 180-day period.
    Extension of stay is possible for additional 90 days.
  • Visa-FreeUnlimited
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period.
  • Visa-Free90 days90 days within any 180-day period.
    Extension of stay is possible for additional 90 days.
  • Visa-Free45 days30 day visa free on Phú Quốc.
    A single entry e-Visa is available for 90 days.

Visa On Arrival

A visa can be obtained upon arrival at 16 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
  • Guinea-Bissau PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa On Arrival90 days
  • Visa On Arrival60 daysDue to safety concerns, the Russian government advises its citizens not to visit Iraq.
  • 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.
  • Visa On Arrival60 days
  • Marshall Islands PermalinkShow on Map
    Visa On Arrival90 days
  • Visa On Arrival
  • Visa On Arrival14 days
  • Visa On Arrival90 days
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysDue to safety concerns, the 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 is possible for up to 90 days.
  • Visa On Arrival31 daysExtension of stay is possible for additional 5 months.
  • Visa On Arrival1 month
  • Visa On Arrival30 daysFor 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.

eVisa

Russian passport allows entry to 26 destinations with an eVisa obtained prior to arrival.

  • eVisaVisa-free entry for up to 90 days for valid USA, United Kingdom or Schengen Member State ('C' or 'D' visa) visa holders.
  • eVisaMay apply online (Online Visitor e600 visa).
  • eVisa30 daysMust have an international vaccination certificate.
  • eVisaPre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.
    Visitors are required to book with a registered tour operator in Bhutan.
  • eVisa
  • eVisaMay apply online.
    Pre-arranged visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa3 monthse-Visa holders must arrive via Port Bouet Airport.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisa7 days
  • eVisa90 daysRemarks updated .
  • Equatorial Guinea PermalinkShow on Map
    eVisae-Visa holders must arrive via Malabo International Airport.
  • eVisa90 dayse-Visa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.
  • eVisa90 days
  • eVisa30 daysRemarks updated .e-Visa holders must arrive via 26 designated airports
    An Indian e-Tourist Visa may only be obtained twice within 1 calendar year.
    Foreigners of Pakistani origin or who hold a Pakistani Passport are not eligible for an e-Visa. Foreigners who are not Pakistani nationals, but whose parents or grandparents (either paternal or maternal) were born in, or were permanent residents in Pakistan, are also not eligible for an e-Visa.
  • eVisa15 days / 30 daysVisa not required for 15 days for travelling as part of an accredited tour group (5 ~ 50 people).
    Citizens of Russia who have already made an application, at least two days before arrival, at the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affair's e-Visa website and present the submission notification at the airport's visa desk may obtain a visa on arrival.
    Admission will be refused:
    to women not wearing Islamic head cover, scarf, long sleeves or stockings.
    to holders of passports containing an Israeli visa/stamp in the last 12 months.
    14 day visa-free on Kish and Qeshm Islands.
    Extension of stay is possible twice for 30 days for a total of up to 90 days.
  • eVisa90 daysRemarks updated .Applications can be submitted up to 90 days prior to travel and must be submitted at least 3 days in advance.
    eTA fee is USD 32.50.
    Proof of reservation at the hotel where visitors plan to stay is required (if staying with friends, an invitation letter is also acceptable).
    Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required if coming from endemic countries.
    Can also be entered on an East Africa tourist visa issued by Rwanda or Uganda.
  • eVisaRequirement updated , remarks
  • 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.
  • eVisa90 daysRemarks updated .Pre-arranged visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • eVisa30 days / 3 monthsElectronic 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
  • eVisa3 monthsRemarks updated .Application can be submitted up to 30 days before travel.
    Visitors must upload a reservation confirmation(s) for each visitor's location of stay in Seychelles.
    Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required if coming from endemic countries.
    Payment of the fee (EUR 10) by credit or debit card.
    Valid for one journey only and it expires once exit the country.
  • eVisa60 daysA maximum total stay of 90 days within any 180-day period.
    The validity period of a K-ETA is 3 years from the date of approval.
  • eVisa30 daysObtainable online.
    Printed visa authorization must be presented at the time of travel.
  • eVisa15 days
  • eVisa3 monthsRemarks updated .Can also be entered on an East Africa Tourist Visa issued by Kenya or Rwanda.

eVisa / On Arrival

For 13 destinations, On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / auhtorization is available to passport holders of Russia.

  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival14 days / 1 monthRemarks updated .Visas can be issued on arrival for a stay up to 1 month.
    Visa can be extended for an additional two weeks.
    e-Visa issued for 14 days, extendable once.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 daysRemarks updated .e-Visa issued for 30 days.
    Extension of stay is possible.
    Visa free for tourists arriving at Sharm El Sheikh, Saint Catherine or Taba airports and remaining in the Sinai resorts for a maximum stay of 15 days.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysVisa on arrival is obtainable only at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    e-Visa holders must arrive via Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
    e-Visa is available for 30 or 90 days.
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On ArrivalVisa can be obtained upon arrival, it will cost a total of 40 JOD, obtainable at most international ports of entry and land border crossings. (except King Hussein/Allenby Bridge)
  • eVisa or 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.
  • 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 Arrival3 months / 30 days
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival60 days / 30 daysRemarks updated .On 24 October, 2023, Sri Lanka announced the exemption of visa fees for Russian citizens. This is a pilot program that will last until 30 April, 2024.
    The standard visitor visa allows a stay of 60 days within any 6 month period.
    Visa fees (for Standard visitor visa):
    SAARC - USD 35
    Non SAARC - USD 75
    e-Visa categories will be charged an additional USD 18.50 service fee.
    If transiting from any of the Sri Lankan airports, An e-Visa is exempted (2 day transit period).
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysRemarks updated .
  • eVisa or Visa On Arrival90 daysFor those travelling to Zambia for business, the maximum stay is 30 days in any 1-year period.
    Tourists are allowed 90 days in any 1-year period.
    Also eligible for a universal visa allowing access to Zimbabwe; also eligible for e-Visa.

Pre-arranged Visa Required

53 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.

Entry Refused

Disagreements between Russia and 7 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 for tourism, business, sports or culture.
  • Entry RefusedFrom 19 September 2022, Russian citizens are banned from entering Estonia for tourism, business, sports or culture.
  • Entry RefusedFrom 30 September 2022, Russian citizens are banned from entering Finland for tourism.
  • Entry RefusedFrom 19 September 2022, Russian citizens are banned from entering Latvia for tourism, business, sports or culture.
  • Entry RefusedFrom 19 September 2022, Russian citizens are banned from entering Lithuania for tourism, business, sports or culture.
  • Entry RefusedRequirement updated .From 29 May 2024, Russian citizens are banned from entering Norway for tourism.
    Visa-free access to the Kirkenes area for 15 days for holders of border traffic permit.
  • Entry RefusedFrom 19 September 2022, Russian citizens are banned from entering Poland for tourism, business, sports or culture.

Information last checked . Requirements last changed on .