International delegates from 53 countries visiting St Petersburg will now be able to arrange fee-free e-visas for visits of up to eight days. The new system has been applauded by the Expoforum team, who see it significantly improving the city’s accessibility and appeal for international association congresses.
Visitor’s to Russia’s conference and cultural capital, St Petersburg can now complete an online process on the website of the consular department of the Russian Foreign Ministry to apply for an eight-day visa. The application can be made no later than four and no earlier than 20 days before the expected date of entry.
This new initiative follows similar schemes previously introduced for travel to Kaliningrad and the Kaliningrad Region as well as Vladivostok and airports across the whole of Russia’s Far Eastern Federal District.