Russian visa not necessary for tourists on cruisers

- Posted in Worldwide by Visa Bureauon 13 May 2009

Tourists will not need a Russian visa if their cruiser remains in St. Petersburg port for 48 hours or less.  Passengers have the freedom of visiting greater Russia during those two days, including Moscow.

The Russian visa waiver agreement is an initiative to encourage more cruisers and passengers to choose a Russian port as one of their destinations, so that tourism to the country can pick up.

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