Russia to allow entry using electronic visas at St Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast from 01-Oct-2019

22 July, 2019

Russia's President Vladimir Putin signed (19-Jul-2019) a decree on the launch of eight day electronic visas for foreign citizens entering St Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast, effective 01-Oct-2019. The government is to set out a list of countries, the citizens of which will be eligible for electronic visas, and determine the points of entry at which foreign citizens will be permitted to enter. The visa will allow visitors to move freely within St Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast. [more - original PR - Russian]