Visa requirements for Russian citizens

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Visa requirements for Russian citizens are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of other states placed on citizens of Russia. As of 10 July 2018, Russian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 118 countries and territories, ranking the Russian passport 46th in terms of travel freedom (tied with Bosnia and Herzegovina passport) according to the Henley Passport Index.[1]

Visa requirements map[edit]

Visa requirements for holders of regular Russian passports
  Russia
  Visa free with Internal passport
  Visa not required
  Visa on arrival
  Electronic authorization or online payment required / eVisa
  Visa available both on arrival or online
  Visa required prior to arrival

Changes[edit]

Visa requirements for Russian citizens were lifted (unilaterally or bilaterally, for the first time or repeatedly (in this case, the date of the last cancellation of visas) as the Soviet Union by Micronesia (18 December 1980);[2] as the Russian Federation by Dominica (11 March 1993),[3] Cuba (29 July 1994),[4] Antigua and Barbuda (6 November 1996),[5] Malaysia (1998), Namibia (August 2001), Morocco (13 June 2005),[6] Botswana (5 December 2006),[7] Thailand (24 March 2007), Swaziland (12 June 2007),[8] Laos (1 September 2007),[9] Philippines (19 September 2007), Ecuador (20 June 2008), Israel (20 September 2008), Vietnam (1 January 2009), Nicaragua (19 March 2009),[10] Venezuela (6 March 2009), El Salvador and Honduras (31 March 2009),[11] Bahamas (1 April 2009), Guatemala (1 April 2009),[12] Colombia (20 April 2009),[13] Argentina (29 June 2009), Hong Kong (1 July 2009), Northern Mariana Islands (28 November 2009), Brazil (7 June 2010), Guyana (1 August 2010),[14] Trinidad and Tobago (December 2010),[15] Chile (18 January 2011), Turkey (April 2011),[16] Saint Lucia (27 September 2011),[17] Uruguay (27 December 2011), Guam (15 January 2012),[18] Georgia (until December 2000, visa-free for residents of Caucasian Regions from October 2010, resumed for all citizens on 29 February 2012), Macau (30 September 2012), Mauritius (November 2012), Jamaica (11 March 2013),[19] Saint Kitts and Nevis (28 May 2013),[20] South Korea (1 January 2014), Costa Rica (until 1 February 2008,[21] resumed from 12 April 2014),[22][23] Panama (14 April 2014),[24] Paraguay (20 October 2014),[25][26] Mongolia (resumed from 14 November 2014),[27] Tunisia (1 December 2014),[28] Turks and Caicos (2006 – September 2011, resumed in April 2015), Nauru (14 May 2015), Indonesia (10 June 2015),[29][30] Bolivia (3 October 2016),[31] Senegal (resumed in December 2016), South Africa (30 March 2017), São Tomé and Príncipe (25 April 2017)[32][33] and Brunei (8 January 2018).

Mexico has introduced Electronic Authorization for Russian citizens from 1 November 2010,

Visas on arrival were introduced by Iran (July 2005), Zimbabwe (20 November 2007), Bahrain (November 2008), Guinea-Bissau (April 2012), United Arab Emirates (1 February 2017),[34] Mozambique (resumed in February 2017), Qatar (22 June 2017), Gabon (12 October 2017), Rwanda (1 January 2018),[35] and Benin (15 March 2018).[36]

Russian citizens were made eligible for eVisas by Singapore (December 2009), Sri Lanka (January 2012), Montserrat (September 2012), São Tomé and Príncipe (2012), Myanmar (1 September 2014), India made Russian citizens eligible for the e-Visa (27 November 2014), Kenya (2 July 2015), Gabon (15 June 2015), Australia (Electronic Visitor visa from 1 October 2015),[37] Lesotho (1 May 2017), Saint Helena (2018), Djibouti (18 February 2018)[38] and Oman (7 May 2018).[39]

The following countries/territories have reinstated visa requirements for Russian citizens: Estonia (1 July 1992),[40] Latvia (20 March 1993),[41] Lithuania (1 November 1993),[42] North Korea (22 May 1997), Turkmenistan (June 1999), Slovenia (December 1999),* Czech Republic (29 May 2000),* Slovakia (1 January 2001),* Hungary (14 June 2001),* Bulgaria (October 2001),* Poland (1 October 2003),* Cyprus (1 January 2004),* Romania (October 2004),* Croatia (1 April 2013),* Kosovo (1July 2013).[43]
*Visa policy has been synchronized with the visa policy of the EU because of accession of these countries to the European Union.
The provision of visas on arrival to Russian citizens were discontinued by Oman (2009) (was resumed in 2018) and Mali (9 March 2015).

Visa requirements[edit]

Visa requirements for holders of normal passports travelling for tourist purposes:

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay Notes (excluding departure fees)
 Afghanistan Visa required[44]
 Albania Visa not required (temporary)[45] 90 days
  • Temporary visa exemption from 1 April to 31 October 2018.[46]
  • Visa-free entry for up to 90 days for valid USA, United Kingdom or a Schengen Member State (‘C’ or ‘D’ visa) visa holders.
 Algeria Visa required[47]
 Andorra Visa required[48]
 Angola eVisa[49] 30 days
 Antigua and Barbuda Visa not required[53] 180 days
 Argentina Visa not required[54] 90 days
  • 90 days within any 180-day period
 Armenia Visa not required[55] 180 days
 Australia and territories Visa required[56]
  • May apply online (Online Visitor e600 visa).[57]
 Austria Visa required[58]
 Azerbaijan Visa not required[59] 90 days
  • 90 days within any 180-day period
  • If staying more than 10 days passengers visiting relatives must register with local police. If staying in a hotel, this will be arranged by the hotel.
  • Who are of Armenian descent Government of Azerbaijan bans the entry.
 Bahamas Visa not required[60] 3 months
  • Extension of stay is possible.
 Bahrain eVisa / Visa on arrival[61] 14 days/
1 month
  • Visas can be issued on arrival for a stay up to 1 month.[62]
  • Visa can be extended for an additional two weeks.
  • eVisa issued for 14 days, extendable once.
 Bangladesh Visa on arrival[63] 30 days
  • Visitors can apply to extend their stay when in the country.
 Barbados Visa not required[64] 28 days
 Belarus Visa not required[65][66]
  • Freedom of movement
 Belgium Visa required[67]
 Belize Visa required[68]
 Benin eVisa / Visa on arrival[69][70] 30 days / 8 days
  • Must have an international vaccination certificate.
 Bhutan Visa required[71]
  • Pre-approved visa can be picked up on arrival.
  • Visitors are required to book with a registered tour operator in Bhutan.
 Bolivia Visa not required [72] 90 days
  • 90 days within any 180-day period
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Visa not required[73] 30 days
  • 30 days within any 2-month period
 Botswana Visa not required[74] 90 days
  • Extension to the visa-free period must be applied for in advance.
 Brazil Visa not required[75] 90 days
 Brunei Visa not required[76] 14 days
 Bulgaria Visa required[77]
  • 90 days within any 180-day period for holders ‘C’ visa issued by Croatia, Cyprus, Romania or a Schengen Member State.
 Burkina Faso Visa required[78]
 Burundi Visa required[79]
  • Passengers holding an entry authorisation letter from the authorities may obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 1 month.
 Cambodia eVisa / Visa on arrival[80] 30 days
 Cameroon Visa required[81]
  • May apply online.[82]
  • Pre-arranged visa can be picked up on arrival.
 Canada Visa required[83]
 Cape Verde Visa on arrival[84] 3 months
 Central African Republic Visa required[85]
 Chad Visa required[86]
  • Visitors holding an 'entry authorisation' letter can pick up a visa on arrival.
 Chile Visa not required[87] 90 days
  • Extension of stay possible for additional 90 days.
 China Visa required[88]
  • Visa not required for 30 days for travelling as part of an accredited tour group.
  • May visit Suifenhe without a visa for up to 15 days if travelling with at least one companion.[92]
  • Residents of Amur Oblast may visit Heihe without a visa for a day.[93]
 Colombia Visa not required[94] 90 days
  • Extendable up to 180-day stay within a one-year period.
 Comoros Visa on arrival[95] 45 days
 Republic of the Congo Visa required[96]
 Democratic Republic of the Congo Visa required[97]
 Costa Rica Visa not required[98] 90 days
 Côte d'Ivoire eVisa[99] 3 months
 Croatia Visa required[100]
  • 90 days within any 180-day period for valid Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus or a Schengen Member State (‘C’, a double or multiple) visa holders.
 Cuba Visa not required[101] 30 days
  • Visa waiver agreement for 90 days within any 180 day period was signed 22 May 2018 but not yet ratified.[102]
 Cyprus Visa required[103]
  • Pro-Visa issued online free of charge valid for 90 per 180 days in a year (single entry). Paper multi-visa ’C’ is free as well.
  • 90 days within any 180-day period for valid Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania or a Schengen Member State visa holders.
 Czech Republic Visa required[104]
 Denmark Visa required[105]
 Djibouti eVisa[106] 31 days
 Dominica Visa not required[108] 21 days
 Dominican Republic Visa not required[109] 30 days
 Ecuador Visa not required[110] 90 days
  • Extension of stay is possible.
 Egypt eVisa / Visa on arrival[111] 30 days
  • eVisa issued for 30 days.[112]
  • Extension of stay is possible.
  • Visa free for tourists arriving at Sharm El Sheik, Saint Catherine or Taba airports and remaining in the Sinai resorts for a maximum stay of 15 days.
 El Salvador Visa not required[113] 3 months
  • Extension of stay is possible for 90 days.
 Equatorial Guinea Visa required[114]
 Eritrea Visa required[115]
  • Pre-arranged visa can be picked up on arrival.[116]
 Estonia Visa required[117]
 Ethiopia eVisa / Visa on arrival[118] 90 days
 Fiji Visa not required[119] 4 months
 Finland Visa required[120]
 France Visa required[121]
 Gabon eVisa / Visa on arrival[122] 90 days
 Gambia Visa required[124][125]
 Georgia Visa not required[126] 1 year
 Germany Visa required[127]
 Ghana Visa required[128]
  • Pre-arranged emergency visa can be picked up on arrival.
 Greece Visa required[129]
 Grenada Visa not required[130] 3 months
 Guatemala Visa not required[131] 90 days
  • Extension of stay is possible for 90 days.
 Guinea Visa required[132]
 Guinea-Bissau eVisa / Visa on arrival[133] 90 days
 Guyana Visa not required[134] 3 months
 Haiti Visa not required[135] 3 months
 Honduras Visa not required[136] 3 months
 Hungary Visa required[137]
 Iceland Visa required[138]
 India e-Visa[139] 60 days
  • e-Visa holders must arrive via 25 designated airports[Note 1] or 3 designated seaports.[Note 2][140]
  • e-Tourist Visa can be obtained twice in a calendar year.
 Indonesia Visa not required[141] 30 days
  • Not available at all entry points.[142]
 Iran Visa on arrival[143] 30 days
 Iraq Visa required[144]
 Ireland Visa required[145]
  • Visa waiver for UK 'C' visa holders until October 2021. Entry permitted only if first point of entry to the Common Travel Area is in the UK.[146]
 Israel Visa not required[147] 3 months
  • Extension of stay is possible.
 Italy Visa required[148]
 Jamaica Visa not required[149] 90 days
 Japan Visa required[150]
 Jordan Visa on arrival[151] 2 months
 Kazakhstan Visa not required[152] 90 days
 Kenya eVisa / Visa on arrival[153] 3 months
  • Can also be entered on an East Africa Tourist Visa issued by Rwanda or Uganda.[154]
 Kiribati Visa required[155]
 North Korea Visa required[156]
 South Korea Visa not required[157] 60 days
  • A maximum total stay of 90 days within any 180-day period.
  • Visa not required for 90 days for Jeju Island.[158]
 Kuwait Visa required[159]
  • Pre-arranged visa can be picked up on arrival.
 Kyrgyzstan Visa not required[160] unlimited stay
 Laos Visa not required[161] 30 days
 Latvia Visa required[162]
  • 90 days within any 180-day period for holders of border traffic permit.
 Lebanon Visa on arrival[163] 1 month
  • 1 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.
 Lesotho eVisa[164][165]
 Liberia Visa required[166]
  • Pre-arranged visa can be picked up on arrival.[167]
 Libya Visa required[168] Due to safety concerns, Russian government advises its citizens not to visit Libya.[169]
 Liechtenstein Visa required[170]
 Lithuania Visa required[171]
 Luxembourg Visa required[172]
 Macedonia Visa not required[173] 90 days
  • 90 days within any 6-month period
  • Without a voucher and an invitation/letter of guarantee until 15 March 2019.[174]
 Madagascar Visa on arrival[175] 90 days
 Malawi Visa required[176]
 Malaysia Visa not required[177] 30 days
 Maldives Visa on arrival[178] 30 days
  • Extension of stay for 60 days is possible.
 Mali Visa required[179]
 Malta Visa required[180]
 Marshall Islands Visa on arrival[181] 90 days
 Mauritania Visa on arrival[182]
 Mauritius Visa not required[183] 90 days
 Mexico Electronic Authorization[184][185] 180 days
  • Electronic 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.
 Micronesia Visa not required[186] 30 days
  • Extension of stay is possible.
 Moldova Visa not required[187] 90 days
  • 90 days within any 180-day period
 Monaco Visa required[188]
 Mongolia Visa not required[189] 30 days
 Montenegro Visa not required[190] 30 days
  • 90 days within any 180 day period from 15 April to 31 October 2018.[191]
 Morocco Visa not required[192] 3 months
 Mozambique Visa on arrival[193] 30 days[194]
 Myanmar eVisa[195] 28 days
 Namibia Visa not required[196] 3 months
  • 3 months within one calendar year period
 Nauru Visa not required[197] 15 days[198]
   Nepal Visa on arrival[199] 90 days
  • Extension 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.
 Netherlands Visa required[200]
 New Zealand Visa required[201]
  • May apply online,[202] electronic visa is available.[203]
 Nicaragua Visa not required[204] 90 days
  • Tourist card must be obtained on arrival, subject to a fee.
  • Extension of stay is possible.
 Niger Visa required[205]
 Nigeria Visa required[206]
  • May apply online.[207]
  • Pre-arranged visa can be picked up on arrival.[208]
 Norway Visa required[209]
  • 15 days for holders of border traffic permit.
 Oman eVisa[210][211] 30 days
 Pakistan Visa required[212]
  • Visa on arrival when travelling on business valid for 30 days. Conditions apply.[213]
 Palau Visa on arrival[214] 30 days
 Panama Visa not required[215] 180 days
 Papua New Guinea Visa required[216]
 Paraguay Visa not required[217] 90 days
 Peru Visa not required[218] 183 days
 Philippines Visa not required[219] 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.
 Poland Visa required[220]
 Portugal Visa required[221]
 Qatar eVisa / Visa on arrival[222] 30 days
 Romania Visa required[224]
  • 90 days within any 180-day period for valid Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus or a Schengen Member State (‘C’, a double or multiple) visa holders.
 Rwanda eVisa / Visa on arrival[225] 90 days
  • A visa on arrival is available for 30 days.
  • Can also be entered on an East Africa Tourist Visa issued by Kenya or Uganda.[154]
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Visa not required[226] 3 months
 Saint Lucia Visa not required[227] 6 weeks
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Visa not required[228] 1 month
 Samoa Visa not required[229] 90 days
  • 90 days within any 180-day period
 San Marino Visa required[230]
 São Tomé and Príncipe Visa not required[231] 15 days[232][233]
 Saudi Arabia Visa required[234]
 Senegal Visa not required[235] 90 days
 Serbia Visa not required[236] 30 days
 Seychelles Visa not required[237] 30 days
 Sierra Leone Visa required[238]
  • Pre-arranged visa can be picked up on arrival.
 Singapore eVisa[239]
  • Some provisions for 96 hours visa-free transit.
 Slovakia Visa required[240]
 Slovenia Visa required[241]
 Solomon Islands Visa required[242]
  • Pre-arranged visa can be picked up on arrival.
 Somalia Visa on arrival[243] 30 days Due to safety concerns, Russian government advises its citizens not to visit Somalia.[244]
 South Africa Visa not required[245] 90 days
  • Extension of stay possible for an additional 90 days.
 South Sudan Visa required[246]
 Spain Visa required[247]
 Sri Lanka eVisa / Visa on arrival[248] 30 days[249]
  • Extension of stay possible for an additional 150 days.
 Sudan Visa required[250]
  • Pre-arranged visa can be picked up on arrival.
 Suriname Visa required[251]
 Swaziland Visa not required[252] 30 days
  • Extension of stay possible for a maximum of 90 days in total.
 Sweden Visa required[253]
  Switzerland Visa required[254]
 Syria Visa required[255] Due to safety concerns, Russian government advises its citizens not to visit Syria.[256]
 Tajikistan Visa not required[257] unlimited stay
 Tanzania Visa on arrival[258] 3 months
 Thailand Visa not required[259] 30 days
  • Extension of stay is possible.
 Timor-Leste Visa on arrival[260] 30 days
 Togo Visa on arrival[261] 7 days
 Tonga Visa on arrival[262] 31 days
  • Extension of stay for a further 5 months is possible.
 Trinidad and Tobago Visa not required[263] 90 days
 Tunisia Visa not required[264] 3 months
 Turkey Visa not required[265] 60 days
  • A maximum total stay of 90 days within any 180-day period.
 Turkmenistan Visa required[266]
  • Pre-arranged visa can be picked up on arrival.
 Tuvalu Visa on arrival[267] 1 month
 Uganda eVisa / Visa on arrival[268] 3 months
  • May apply online.[269]
  • Can also be entered on an East Africa Tourist Visa issued by Kenya or Rwanda.[154]
 Ukraine Visa not required[270] 90 days
  • 90 days within any 180-day period
 United Arab Emirates Visa on arrival[271] 30 days
  • Visa is issued free of charge.
  • Extension of stay is possible for a further 30 days.
  • Visa waiver agreement for 90 days within any 180 day period was signed on 6 July 2018 and it is yet to come into force.[272]
 United Kingdom and Crown dependencies Visa required[273]
  • 24-hours visa-free visit: 1) when in transit to/from Australia, Canada, New Zealand or USA, or 2) if holder of residence permit issued by Australia, Canada, New Zealand or USA, or 3) if holder of certain EEA or Switzerland visas, or 4) if holder of certain Irish visas[274][275]
 United States Visa required[276]
 Uruguay Visa not required[277] 3 months
  • Extension of stay possible for additional 90 days.
 Uzbekistan Visa not required[278] 90 days
 Vanuatu Visa not required[279] 90 days
  • 90 days within any 180-day period
  Vatican City Visa required[280]
 Venezuela Visa not required[281] 90 days
  • Extension of stay is possible for a further 90 days.
 Vietnam Visa not required[282] 15 days
 Yemen Visa required[285]
 Zambia eVisa / Visa on arrival[286] 90 days
  • For those travelling to Zambia for business, the maximum stay is 30 days in any one-year period.
  • Tourists are allowed 90 days in any one-year period.
  • Also eligible for a universal visa allowing access to Zimbabwe; also eligible for e-Visa.[287]
 Zimbabwe eVisa / Visa on arrival[288] 3 months
  • For 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.[289]

Dependent, disputed, or restricted territories[edit]

Unrecognized or partially recognized countries
Territory Conditions of access Notes
 Abkhazia Visa not required[290] 90 days; Internal passport valid.
 Kosovo Visa required[291]
Republic of Artsakh Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) Visa not required[292] Travelers with Artsakh visa (expired or valid) or evidence of travel to Artsakh (stamps) will be permanently denied entry to Azerbaijan.[293]
 Northern Cyprus Visa not required[294]
 Novorossiya Restricted area Crossing from Ukraine requires visit purpose to be explained to Ukrainian passport control on exit and those who entered from Russia are not allowed to proceed further into Ukraine.[295][296]
 Palestine Visa not required[297] Arrival by sea to Gaza Strip not allowed.[298]
 Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Undefined visa regime in the Western Sahara controlled territory.
 Somaliland Visa on arrival 30 days for 30 US dollars, payable on arrival.[299][300]
 South Ossetia Visa not required[301][302] Internal passport valid.
 Taiwan Visa required[303][304]
 Transnistria Visa not required[305] Registration required after 24h.[306][307]
Dependent and autonomous territories
Territory Conditions of access Notes
China
 Hong Kong Visa not required[308] 14 days
 Macau Visa not required[309] 30 days
Denmark
 Faroe Islands Visa required[310]
 Greenland Visa required[310]
France
 Clipperton Island Special permit required[311]
 French Guiana Visa required[312] Visa free for 3 months within any 6 month period for each territory for holders a valid multiple-entry Schengen Member State ‘C’ visa issued by a French consular authority. The validity period of the visa must be between 6 months and 5 years.
 French Polynesia Visa required[313]
France French West Indies
Guadeloupe Visa required[312]
Martinique Visa required[312]
Saint Barthélemy Visa required[314]
Saint Martin Visa required[314]
 Mayotte Visa required[315]
 New Caledonia Visa required[316]
 Réunion Visa required[312]
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon Visa required[312]
 Wallis and Futuna Visa required[317]
Netherlands
 Aruba Visa required[318] Holders of a valid visa issued by a Schengen Member State (‘C’ or ‘D’ visa), Ireland or United Kingdom do not require a visa for 90 days for each territory.
Netherlands Caribbean Netherlands
 Bonaire Visa required[318]
 Sint Eustatius
 Saba
 Curaçao Visa required[318]
 Sint Maarten Visa required[318]
New Zealand
 Cook Islands Visa not required[319] 31 days
 Niue Visa not required[320] 30 days
 Tokelau Permit required[321]
Norway
Norway Jan Mayen Permit required Permit issued by the local police required for staying for less than 24 hours[322] and permit issued by the Norwegian police for staying for more than 24 hours.[323]
Norway Svalbard Visa not required Unlimited period under Svalbard Treaty.[324]
United Kingdom
 Akrotiri and Dhekelia Visa required[325]
 Anguilla Visa required[326][327] Holders of a valid visa issued by the United Kingdom do not require a visa for 3 months.
 Bermuda Visa required[328] Holders of a multiple-entry visa issued by Canada, USA or the United Kingdom valid for at least 45 days beyond the period of intended stay in Bermuda do not require a visa for 3 months.
Visa free for a maximum stay of 3 months if transiting through the United Kingdom.
 British Indian Ocean Territory Special permit required[329]
 British Virgin Islands Visa required[330]
 Cayman Islands Visa required[331]
 Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Visa required[332]
 Gibraltar Visa required[333] Holders of a valid visa issued by the United Kingdom do not require a visa.
Visa not required if holding a Schengen multiple entry visa with a minimum remaining validity of 7 days or visiting on a day trip as part of an organised tour arranged through a Gibraltar-based tour operator.
 Montserrat eVisa[334]
 Pitcairn Islands Visa not required 14 days visa free and landing fee 35 USD or tax of 5 USD if not going ashore.[335][336][337]
United Kingdom Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
 Saint Helena eVisa[338][339]
 Ascension Island Visa required From May 2015 Ascension Island Government does not issue entry visas to nationals of Russia.[340]
 Tristan da Cunha Permission required Permission to land required for 15/30 pounds sterling (yacht/ship passenger) for Tristan da Cunha Island or 20 pounds sterling for Gough Island, Inaccessible Island or Nightingale Islands.[341]
 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Permit required Pre-arrival permit from the Commissioner required (72 hours/1 month for 110/160 pounds sterling).[342][343]
 Turks and Caicos Islands Visa not required[344] 90 days[345]
United States
 American Samoa Entry permit required[346]
 Guam Visa not required[347] 45 days
 Northern Mariana Islands Visa not required[348] 45 days
 Puerto Rico Visa required[349]
 U.S. Virgin Islands Visa required[350]
Antarctica and adjacent islands
Special permits required for  Bouvet Island,  British Antarctic Territory,  French Southern and Antarctic Lands,  Argentine Antarctica, Australia Australian Antarctic Territory, Antártica Chilena Province Chilean Antarctic Territory, Australia Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Norway Peter I Island, Norway Queen Maud Land, New Zealand Ross Dependency.[351][352][353][354][355][356][357][358][359][360][361][362]
Other Territories

Visa replacement[edit]

Certain countries waive the visa requirement if the visitor is in the possession of a valid visa or residence card of another country.

Non-ordinary passports[edit]

Holders of diplomatic or service Russian passports have visa-free access to the following additional countries and territories (mutual and unilateral):[399]

Type of passport Visa-free access
Diplomatic passports only Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France,[400] Germany, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritania, Monaco, Netherlands,[401] Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Vatican
Diplomatic and service passports Abkhazia, Albania, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros (on arrival), Cook Islands, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya (on arrival), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar (on arrival), Malawi (on duty), Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Island (on arrival), Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niue, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau (on arrival), Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, South Ossetia, South Sudan (on arrival), Sri Lanka, Syria, Swaziland, Tanzania (on arrival), Tajikistan, Thailand, East Timor (on arrival), Togo (on arrival), Tonga (on arrival), Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu (on arrival), Uganda (on arrival), Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia (on arrival), Zimbabwe

Longer period of stay or more beneficial terms than that for ordinary passport holders is provided by Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, South Korea, Macedonia, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, El Salvador, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Holders of diplomatic and service Russian passports do not have visa-free access to Israel.

APEC Business Travel Card[edit]

  Full members of the scheme
  Transitional members (United States, Canada)

Holders of an APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) travelling on business do not require a visa to the following countries:[402]

1 – up to 90 days
2 – up to 60 days
3 – up to 59 days

The card must be used in conjunction with a passport and has the following advantages:[403]

  • no need to apply for a visa or entry permit to APEC countries, as the card is treated as such (except by  Canada and  United States)
  • undertake legitimate business in participating economies
  • expedited border crossing in all member economies, including transitional members
  • expedited scheduling of visa interview (United States)

Limitations on passport use[edit]

Vaccination[edit]

Many African countries, including Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia require all incoming passengers to have a current International Certificate of Vaccination. Some other countries require vaccination only if the passenger is coming from an infected area.[407]

Passport validity[edit]

Many countries require passport validity of no less than 6 months and one or two blank pages.[408]

Foreign travel statistics[edit]

According to the national statistics these are the numbers of Russian visitors arriving to various countries per annum:[409]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Counting only guests in tourist accommodation establishments.
  2. ^ a b c d Data for arrivals by air only.
  3. ^ Total number includes tourists, business travelers, students, exchange visitors, temporary workers and families, diplomats and other representatives and all other classes of nonimmigrant admissions (I-94).

See also[edit]

References and notes[edit]

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