Most of the travelers need a visa to come to Russia
Visa-free travel is only possible for the citizens of CIS republics, Turkey, Serbia, Israel, Macedonia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guatemala, Columbia, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay, Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Cuba, and some other countries.
You can also apply for a free electronic visa to St.Petersburg by visiting this page https://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/spb_home_en.html E-visa allows you to stay in St.Petersburg and Leningrad region for 8 days but without permission to travel further.
In order to get a Russian visa to visit other cities or to travel around, the first thing you need is an invitation (or visa support letter). This is the confirmation of your stay with booked accommodation on the territory of the Russian Federation with Maxima. Our specialists will provide you visa support by request.
Since May 2009 international tourists have been able to stay in Russia visa-free up to 72 hours when entering Russia through the ports of Anadyr, Sochi, Novorossiysk, Vladivostok, Korsakov, Kaliningrad, Vyborg or St.Petersburg by ferry or a cruise ship. In this case, Maxima will provide you a tour ticket that allows traveling within an organized group and accompanied by an agency’s representative or a guide.
Please, contact us in case of any questions about applying for the visa rules and regulations.