Russians and Visa Travel…

Russian external Passport
Russian Passport…

I try to keep information posted on visa free travel for Russians. This is important to Sveta and I because as we travel we like to only go to places that allow Russians to freely cross borders…

So as of June 2010, holders of the ordinary International Russian passport for traveling to other countries abroad as tourists:

Russians may visit at least (?) 54 countries visa-free and an additional (?) 34 countries with a visa-on-arrival. As of now agreement are in various stages of development with Turkey, Panama, Uruguay, Mongolia and Chile to scrap visa requirements and they are expected to enter into force in the nearest future…

The charts below will give you an idea of who, what and how countries are in conjunction with Russia on visa’s…

Africa

Country Acceptable passport types
Internal For travel abroad Length
Angola No Must apply for a visa in advance 90 days
Benin No Pre-issued visa required. A 2 day transit visa (extending) may be available unofficially on a case-to-case basis at land border crossings 90 days
Botswana No 90 days (with return ticket and proof of sufficient monetary means)
Burkina Faso No 30 day visa on arrival (10 000 CFA francs) 90 days
Cape Verde No In most cases visa on arrival is possible Yes
Comoros No 2 week visa on arrival
Djibouti No 10 day or 1 month tourist visa on arrival
Egypt No 1 month visa on arrival for $15; free 15 day visa on arrival for southern Sinai Peninsula only 90 days
Ethiopia No 1–6 month visa on arrival 90 days
Guinea No Must apply for a visa in advance 90 days
Kenya No 90 day tourist visa on arrival ($50) visa required
Madagascar No 30 day visa on arrival for free; 90 day visa issued on arrival (with return ticket; 140 000 Malagasy ariary or $66) visa required
Mauritius No 60 day visa on arrival (with return ticket and letter of invitation or tourist voucher) visa required
Morocco No 90 days (with return ticket and proof of sufficient monetary means)
Mozambique No 30 day visa valid for one entry issued on arrival at the airport only for $25 (extension up to 60 days is possible) visa required
Namibia No 90 days
Sao Tome and Principe No Visa on arrival (arrangements should be made by the carrier up to 24h prior to flight departure; $100) visa required
Seychelles No 30 days
Swaziland No 30 days visa required
Tanzania No Visa on arrival (with return ticket and proof of sufficient monetary means; $50) visa required
Tunisia No Visa not required if one travels in a group or individually on a tour organised by a travel agency, and holds a hotel voucher. Otherwise must apply for visa in advance. visa required
Togo No 7 day visa on arrival (10 000 CFA francs) visa required
Uganda No Visa on arrival ($30) visa required
Zambia No Visa on arrival (single for $50, double for $80, multiple for $160) visa required
Zimbabwe No Visa on arrival ($30–$55) Yes

Americas

Country Acceptable passport types
Internal For travel abroad Length
Antigua and Barbuda No 30 days
Argentina No up to 90 days every 180 days
Bahamas No 90 days (tourism only) visa required
Barbados No 28 days (with return ticket, proof of sufficient monetary means)
Bolivia No Visa is granted upon arrival for a fee of US$51 90 days
Brazil No up to 90 days every 180 days
Chile No agreement for visa-free travel signed on 24.9.2010, but it is not in force yet
90 days
Colombia No 90 days
Costa Rica No Must apply for a visa in advance (but holders of U.S., Canada or EU visa valid for at least 3 months can stay for 90 days without a visa) 90 days
Cuba No 30 days
Dominica No 21 days (with return ticket, proof of sufficient monetary means, and hotel reservation or tourist voucher) visa required
Dominican Republic No 30 day tourist card issued on arrival for $10 90 days
Ecuador No 90 days
El Salvador No 90 days
Grenada No 90 days
Guatemala No 90 days
Guyana No 90 days visa required
Haiti No 3 month visa on arrival ?
Honduras No 3 months 90 days
Jamaica No 30 day visa on arrival (with return ticket, hotel reservation, and proof of sufficient monetary means) 90 days
Mexico No Must apply for a visa in advance
Multiple entry visas for 5-10 years available via the internet application form: Iniciar solicitação de visto
From May 2010 holders of a valid US visa is visa exempt for a max. stay of 180 days
90 days
Nicaragua No 90 days
Panama No Must apply for a visa in advance (but holders of used U.S., Canada, Australia or EU visa can purchase a Tourist Card upon arrival and stay for 30 days). Agreement for visa-free travel under negotiation 90 days
Paraguay No Must apply for a visa in advance 90 days
Peru No 90 days tourism only (with return ticket) 90 days
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines No 30 days visa on arrival (with return ticket) visa required
Turks and Caicos Islands No 30 days (with return ticket, proof of sufficient monetary means) ?
Uruguay No Must apply for a visa in advance. Agreement for visa-free travel under negotiation 90 days
Venezuela No 90 days

Asia

Country Acceptable passport types
Internal For travel abroad Length
Abkhazia Unrestricted access for Russian citizens via Psou/Adler Checkpoint or railway; Russia-Georgia transit is prohibited
Armenia dual 90 days
Azerbaijan No 90 days
Bahrain No 14 day visa available on arrival for BHD 5 visa required
Bangladesh No 90 day visa available of arrival for $50 visa required
Cambodia No 1 month tourist visa on arrival (with photograph; $20); 3 month business visa on arrival (with photograph; $25) Yes
China No Must apply for a visa in advance, except for Russians from the regions bordering with China and Sakhalin. Hainan Island is visa-on-arrival. visa required
East Timor No 30 day visa on arrival ($25) visa required
Georgia No 360 day visa on arrival in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, and Batumi airports and at some land and sea border crossings; 100 GEL visa required
Hong Kong No 14 days
India No Must apply for a visa in advance 90 days
Indonesia No Visa on arrival (with return ticket; 30 days for $25; extension of extra 30 days is possible) 14 days
Israel No Tourism: no visa required up to 90 days every 180 days visa required
Iran No 14-day tourist visa issued upon arrival at any international airport. Fee 60 EUR 30 days
Jordan No 1 month visa issued on arrival for 10 Jordanian Dinar, can be extended for up to 6 month visa required
Kazakhstan Yes
Kyrgyzstan Yes
Laos No Tourism: no visa required up to 15 days 30 days
Lebanon No 1 month visa on arrival, free at the airport, USD 17 at the land crossings with Syria visa required
Macau No 30 days visa on arrival (with return ticket, proof of sufficient monetary means; 100 Macanese pataca) Visa on arrival for 30 days
Malaysia No 30 days[1]
Maldives No 30 days visa on arrival (with return ticket) visa required
Mongolia No Must apply for a visa in advance 90 days
Myanmar No 28-day visa on arrival in Yangon and Mandalay International Airport (with 2 photos 4x6cm, return ticket and proof of financial means; $30, $18 for a 24-hour transit visa)[32] 90 days
Nepal No Visa on arrival (with 2 photographs; $30 for 15 days, $40 for 30 days, $90 for 3 month) 90 days
North Korea No Must apply for a visa in advance 90 days
Pakistan No Must apply for a visa in advance 90 days
Philippines No 21 days 90 days
Singapore No 96 hour transit only 30 days
South Korea No 15 days ONLY if having visited South Korea 5 times in the past two years or 10 times in total. 30 days for visiting Jeju Island only. 90 days
South Ossetia Unrestricted access for Russian citizens. This country can’t be used in Russia-Georgia transfer because Georgia refuses the visa
Sri Lanka No 30 days, return ticket required visa required
Syria No Men can usually get a visa on arrival ($20). Women are recommended to apply for a visa in advance. 30 days
Tajikistan 90 days + visa-free Russia-Tajikistan train
Thailand No 30 days tourism only 90 days
Turkmenistan No either pre-issued visa or invitation letter by MFA stating visa will be stamped at airport needed 30 days
United Arab Emirates No Must apply for a visa in advance. Russian citizens qualify to apply for an online 30 days visa if flying with Emirates visa required
Uzbekistan Yes
Vietnam No 15 days
90 days

Europe

Country/Territory Acceptable passport types
Internal For travel abroad Length
Albania No Yes, from 30 May to 31 October [35]. Visa-free for Schengen visa holders. 90 days
Austria No Must apply for a visa in advance No
Belarus Russia and Belarus form a Union State; citizens of Russia and Belarus have the right to reside and work in either country without a visa or immigration procedures
Belgium No Must apply for a visa in advance No
Bosnia and Herzegovina No 30 days (travelling with an organised tourist group or holding letter of invitation) 90 days
Bulgaria No Must apply for a visa in advance 90 days
Croatia No 90 days from 1 April to 31 October (at other time original letter of invitation or tourist voucher required) Yes
Cyprus No Must apply for a visa in advance (online e-ProVisa 90 days). Visa-free for Schengen visa holders. 90 days
Czech Republic No Must apply for a visa in advance No
Estonia No Must apply for a visa in advance No
Finland No Must apply for a visa in advance No
France No Must apply for a visa in advance No
Germany No Must apply for a visa in advance No
Greece No Must apply for a visa in advance No
Hungary No Must apply for a visa in advance 90 days
Italy No Must apply for a visa in advance No
Kosovo No 90 days; tourists only need a hotel reservation; business travelers need to inform Kosovo authorities in advance ?
Latvia No Must apply for a visa in advance No
Lithuania No Must apply for a visa in advance No
Luxembourg No Must apply for a visa in advance No
Republic of Macedonia No Temporary visa-free entry for all Russian citizens until 15 October 2010. At other times, visa-free entry for Schengen visa holders. In other cases, getting a visa in advance is required. In practice, one can get a visa on arrival (with letter of invitation, tourist voucher and “poslovno” or “podelovno” stamp). 90 days
Malta No Must apply for a visa in advance No
Moldova No Yes
Montenegro No 30 days (hotel reservation and proof of sufficient monetary means occasionally required) 90 days
The Netherlands No Must apply for a visa in advance No
Poland No Must apply for a visa in advance 90 days
Portugal No Must apply for a visa in advance No
Romania No Must apply for a visa in advance 90 days
Russian Federation Russian citizens/nationals have right of abode.
Serbia No 30 days 90 days
Slovakia No Must apply for a visa in advance Yes
Slovenia No Must apply for a visa in advance No
Spain No Must apply for a visa in advance No
Sweden No Must apply for a visa in advance No
Turkey No Visa on arrival for 60 days (fee: 20 USD). Visa-free agreement signed (30 days only), but not yet in force. No
Ukraine Yes. Internal passport is valid only to cross Russia-Belarus and Ukraine borders. The citizens can’t cross external borders unless they show foreign passport to enter. Some border crossings require registration in adj. regions, at some others Russian or Belarus citizens are allowed

Oceania

Country Acceptable passport types
Internal For travel abroad Length
Cook Islands No 31 days (with return ticket, hotel reservation or tourist voucher, and proof of sufficient monetary means) ?
Fiji No 4 months (with return ticket and proof of sufficient monetary means)
Federated States of Micronesia No 30 days tourism only visa required
Niue No 30 days (with hotel reservation) ?
Northern Mariana Islands No 45 days (with confirmed non-refundable return ticket and sufficient funds) ?
Palau No 30 day visa on arrival (with return ticket and proof of sufficient monetary means) ?
Samoa No 30 day visa on arrival (with return ticket and proof of sufficient monetary means or tourist voucher) visa required
Tonga No 31 day tourist visa on arrival (with return ticket and proof of sufficient monetary means) visa required
Tuvalu No 1 month tourist visa on arrival (with return ticket, hotel reservation or tourist voucher, and proof of sufficient monetary means) ?
Vanuatu No 30 days (with return ticket and proof of sufficient monetary means) ?

Well that is fairly up to date and is data is compliments of Wikipedia

Have a nice day! 🙂

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