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Updated August 2023
From the historic streets of Moscow to the enchanting canals of St. Petersburg, Russia beckons travelers with its majestic landscapes, iconic landmarks, and fascinating history. Whether to seek the allure of ancient traditions or the marvels of modernity, traveling to Russia promises a remarkable adventure like no other.
For those planning a visit, it’s helpful to know which countries may enter Russia visa-free. Wego has compiled all the information you need to know about visa-free travel to Russia.
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Russia visa free countries 2023
Russia has a visa-free regime for visitors from various countries, with the duration of stay depending on their nationality and reason for visiting. Some countries may be eligible for a visa-free stay of 30 days or 90 days.
Listed below are the countries whose citizens can travel to Russia without a visa. If you are not a national of any of these countries, you will need to acquire a Russian visa from your country of residence before your departure to Russia. Visit our dedicated article to know how to apply for a Russian visa online:
Unlimited time visa free travel
Nationals from the following jurisdictions are granted visa-free entry to Russia for an unlimited time:
90 days visa free travel
Nationals from the following jurisdictions are granted visa-free entry to Russia for 90 days:
- El Salvador
- Kirghiz Republic.
- The Republic of South Africa
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Please note that holders of diplomatic passports of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden do not require a visa to Russian Federation for up to 90 days.
60 days of travel
Nationals from the following jurisdictions are granted visa free entry to Russia for 60 days:
- Dominican Republic
- South Korea
30 days of travel
Nationals from the following jurisdictions are granted visa free entry to Russia for 30 days:
Bosnia and Herzegovina – tourist documents or the original invitation are required to be presented on the Russian border
14 days of travel
Nationals from the following jurisdictions are granted visa-free entry to Russia for 14 days:
- Hong Kong
Other visa exemption
If you plan to visit Sochi, Novorossiysk, Vladivostok, Korsakov, Kaliningrad, Vyborg, or St. Petersburg for a duration of up to 72 hours through a cruise ship (where you will be staying on the ship and accompanied by an authorized tour guide) or via ferries from Helsinki and Tallinn through St. Peter Line, a visa is not required.