Cruise Passengers: No Visa Required
Article 25.11 of the Federal Law N7-FZ "On Entry to the Russian Federation and Departure from the Russian Federation" (as amended on January 10, 2003 and further on November 21, 2008), gives all cruise ship and ferry passengers the right to enter Russia with no visas provided the following conditions are met:
- Arrive by and overnight on a cruise ship or ferry
- Participate in an organized tour and present a valid tour ticket & photo ID to the immigration officials at point of entry
- Maximum stay of 72 hours
You do not need a visa to go on our tours! - Regardless of what your cruise line may be telling you (read Cruise Ship Propaganda).
Prior to your arrival in Russia, we will handle all necessary paperwork on your behalf to arrange visa-free disembarkation in St. Petersburg. We will also send you an official Tour Ticket that you will use in lieu of visa to leave your ship.
To arrange visa-free disembarkation we will need to receive the following information:
- Full names of all guests exactly as they appear in passports
- Dates of birth
- Passport numbers
- Name of cruise line and cruise ship
- Dates in Russia