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RUSSIAN VISA FOR CRUISE PASSANGERS

Find out more about obtaining Russian visas if you visit St Petersburg by cruise ship

Visa free

  • Citizens of the following countries enjoy visa free regime hence do not require a visa to enter the Russian Federation: Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Cuba, Israel NO need a visa to travel to Russia and pass the customs without any documents except valid passport, a migration card that will be given on board.

Need Russian visa or tour ticket

  • Citizens of EU, USA, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Costa Rica, Angola, and some other countries NEED to obtain Russian visa or tour ticket if they arrive by cruise ship.

If you need a visa and visit St. Petersburg by cruise ship - do not forget to obtain a tour ticket

Do I need a Russian visa if I’m travelling on a cruise ship?

Cruise ship passengers can currently visit Russia on visa-waiver for 72 hours and tourists stay overnight on board the cruise ship. To get a tour ticket you need to book a tour program with the help of local agencies. The tour ticket will be sent to you electronically and you should have it while passing the port customs.

I do not need a Russian visa, how do I get off the boat?

You pass the customs without any documents except valid passport, a migration card that you will be given on board.

What is tour ticket (blanket visa)?

Blanket visa allows you to cruise passengers only to spend 3 days in St Petersburg without applying for a regular visa. You will be able to pass the customs without any documents except your valid passport, a migration card that you will be given on board and a tour ticket.

What is the difference between a tour ticket and a Russian visa?

Passengers not participating on tours and wishing to disembark on their own will need to obtain a Russia tourist visa.

What documents do I need to process a tour ticket?

1) Name of the cruise ship
2) Date of arrival in St. Petersburg
3) First and last names
4) Date of birth
5) Passport number
6) Nationality

How much does it cost to get a tour ticket?

The price of a tour ticket is 25 euros per person. Includes permission to disembark + permission to enter the port in private transport.

Where I can obtain a Russian visa?

You need to apply at the Russian consulate. You can either do it by yourself, or through a local travel agency.

Where do I meet with the guide when I pass a passport control?

The meeting point is inside the passenger terminal. Your guide will be waiting for you and holding a sign with your name.

What documents do I need to disembark without a visa?

1) Valid passport
2) Immigration card
3) Tour ticket (permission to disembark, proof of participation in the tour).