Do I need a visa to visit Russia?

Conditions of entry of foreign nationals holding diplomatic, service (official, special), regular (tourist) passports into the Russian Federation

As of February 2015

Abkhazia

Without visas for all types of passports (including domestic) – up to 90 days.

Afghanistan

Visas for all types of passports.

Albania

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Algeria

Visas for all types of passports.

Andorra

Visas for all types of passports.

Angola

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Antigua and Barbuda

Visas for all types of passports.

Argentina

Without visas for all types of passports – up to 90 days.

Armenia

Without visas for all types of passports – up to 90 days.

Australia

Visas for all types of passports.

Austria

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

Azerbaijan

Without visas for all types of passports – up to 90 days.

Bahamas

Visas for all types of passports

Bahrain

Visas for all types of passports.

Bangladesh

Visas for all types of passports.

Barbados

Visas for all types of passports.

Belgium

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

Belize

Visas for all types of passports.

Benin

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Bolivia

Without visas for diplomatic, service or official passports – up to 3 months.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days. Without a visa for a regular passport – 30 out of 60 days.

Botswana

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Brazil

Without visas for all types of passports – up to 90 days.

Brunei Darussalam

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 14 days.

Bulgaria

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Visa-free travel for:

- Members of ships’ crews;

- Aircraft crew members.

Burkina Faso

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Burundi

Visas for all types of passports.

Butane

Visas for all types of passports.

Byelorussia

Without visas for all types of passports (including domestic).

Cambodia

Without visas for diplomatic passports and service passports – up to 90 days.

Cameroon

Visas for all types of passports.

Canada

Visas for all types of passports.

Cape Verde

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Chad

Visas for all types of passports.

Chile

Without visas for all types of passports – up to 90 days.

Colombia

Without visas for all types of passports – up to 90 days.

Commonwealth of Dominica

Visas for all types of passports.

Comoros

Visas for all types of passports.

Costa Rica

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 3 months.

Côte d’Ivoire

Visas for all types of passports.

 

Croatia

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Visa-free travel for:

- Members of ships’ crews;

- Aircraft crew members.

Cuba

Without visas for all types of passports – up to 30 days.

Cyprus

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Visa-free travel for:

- Members of ships’ crews;

- Aircraft crew members;

- Transit passengers – 24 hours (from the time of arrival).

Czech Republic

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Visa-free travel for:

- Aircraft crew members;

- Train crew members.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Visas for all types of passports.

Denmark

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

Djibouti

Visas for all types of passports.

Dominican Republic

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

East Timor

Visas for all types of passports.

Ecuador

Without visas for all types of passports – up to 90 days.

Egypt

Without visas for diplomatic, service and official passports – up to 90 days. (Effective from 06.04.2011 visas for trips with humanitarian purpose can be issued based on a direct invitation).

Equatorial Guinea

Visas for all types of passports.

Eritrea

Visas for all types of passports.

Estonia

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

Ethiopia

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Federated States of Micronesia

Visas for all types of passports.

Fiji

Without visas for all types of passports – up to 90 days.

Finland

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

France

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

Gabon

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Gambia

Visas for all types of passports.

Georgia

Visas for all types of passports.

Germany

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

Ghana

Visas for all types of passports.

Greece

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

Grenada

Visas for all types of passports

Guatemala

Without visas for all types of passports – up to 90 days.

Guinea

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Guinea-Bissau

Visas for all types of passports.

Guyana

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

Haiti

Visas for all types of passports.

Honduras

Without visas for diplomatic and official passports – up to 90 days.

Hong Kong SAR

Without a visa up to 14 days for permanent residents of Hong Kong SAR with a valid Hong Kong SAR passport.

Hungary

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Iceland

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

India

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Indonesia

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 14 days.

Iran

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 30 days.

Iraq

Visas for all types of passports.

Ireland

Visas for all types of passports.

Israel

Without a visa for a regular passport – up to 90 days.

Italy

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

Jamaica

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Japan

Visas for all types of passports.

Visa-free travel for:

- Crew members of the aircraft “Aeroflot” and “Jal”;

- To visit the South Kuril Islands for certain purposes (as per lists by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Japan).

Jordan

Visas for all types of passports.

Kazakhstan

Without visas for all types of passports (including domestic).

Kenya

Visas for all types of passports.

Kiribati

Visas for all types of passports.

Kuwait

Visas for all types of passports.

Kyrgyzstan

Without visas for all types of passports (including domestic).

Laos

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 30 days.

Latvia

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

Lebanon

Visas for all types of passports.

Lesotho

Visas for all types of passports.

Liberia

Visas for all types of passports.

Libya

Visas for all types of passports.

Liechtenstein

Visas for all types of passports.

Lithuania

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

Visa-free travel for:

- Crew members of sea and river vessels;

- Aircraft crew members.

Luxembourg

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

Macao SAR

Without a visa up to 30 days for the residents of the Macao SAR with a valid Macao SAR passport.

Macedonia

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Visa-free travel for:

- Crew members of sea and river vessels;

- Aircraft crew members;

- With the original invitation issued in the statutory procedure – up to 90 days;

- With the original tourist voucher and confirmation of the reception of foreign tourists – up to 30 days.

Madagascar

Visas for all types of passports.

Malawi

Visas for all types of passports.

Malaysia

Visas for all types of passports.

Mali

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Malta

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

Marshall Islands

Visas for all types of passports.

Mauritania

Visas for all types of passports.

Mauritius

Visas for all types of passports.

Mexico

Without visas for diplomatic and official passports – up to 90 days.

Moldavia

Without visas for all types of passports.

Mongolia

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 30 days.

Without a visa for a regular passport: – Up to 30 days.

Montenegro

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days. Without a visa for a regular passport – up to 30 days.

Morocco

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Mozambique

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 30 days.

Myanmar

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Namibia

Visas for all types of passports.

Nauru

Visas for all types of passports.

Nepal

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Netherlands

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

New Zealand

Visas for all types of passports.

Nicaragua

Without visas for all types of passports – up to 90 days.

Niger

Visas for all types of passports.

Nigeria

Visas for all types of passports.

Norway

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

Oman

Visas for all types of passports.

Pakistan

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Palestine

Visas for all types of passports.

Panama

Without visas for all types of passports – up to 90 days.

Papua New Guinea

Visas for all types of passports.

Paraguay

Without visas for all types of passports – up to 90 days.

People’s Republic of China

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 30 days.

Visa-free travel for:

- Members of the train crew;

- Crew members of sea and river vessels;

- Aircraft crew members;

- For tourist groups of 5 to 50 people. (By certified lists and confirmation of Russian tour operators for admission) – up to 14 days.

Peru

Without visas for all types passports – up to 90 days.

Philippines

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Poland

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

Visa-free travel for:

- Members of ships’ crews;

- Aircraft crew members.

Portugal

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

Qatar

Visas for all types of passports.

Republic of Korea

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days. According to regular passport without a visa – up to 60 days.

Republic of Maldives

Visas for all types of passports.

Republic of Palau

Visas for all types of passports.

Republic of the Congo

Visas for all types of passports.

Romania

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Visa requirements for aircraft crew members.

Rwanda

Visas for all types of passports.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Visas for all types of passports

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Visas for all types of passports

Salvador

Without visas for diplomatic and official passports – up to 90 days.

Samoa

Visas for all types of passports.

San Marino

Visas for all types of passports.

Sao Tome and Principe

Visas for all types of passports.

Saudi Arabia

Visas for all types of passports.

Senegal

Visas for all types of passports.

Serbia

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Without a visa on general civil biometric passports – up to 30 days.

Seychelles

Visas for all types of passports.

Sierra Leone

Visas for all types of passports.

Singapore

Visas for all types of passports.

Slovakia

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Slovenia

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

Solomon Islands

Visas for all types of passports.

Somalia

Visas for all types of passports.

South Africa

Without visas for diplomatic, service and official passports- up to 90 days.

South Ossetia

Without visas for all types of passports (including domestic) – up to 90 days.

Sovereign Order of Malta

Visas for all types of passports.

Spain

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

Sri Lanka

Visas for all types of passports.

Visa-free travel for:

- Aircraft crew members.

St. Lucia

Visas for all types of passports

Sudan

Visas for all types of passports.

Surinam

Visas for all types of passports.

Swaziland

Visas for all types of passports.

Sweden

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

Switzerland

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

Syria

Without visas for diplomatic, service and special passports – up to 90 days.

Tajikistan

Without visas for all types of passports.

Tanzania

Visas for all types of passports.

Thailand

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days. Without a visa for a regular passport – up to 30 days.

The Central African Republic

Visas for all types of passports.

The Kingdom of Tonga

Visas for all types of passports.

Togolese Republic

Visas for all types of passports.

Trinidad and Tobago

Visas for all types of passports.

Tunisia

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Turkey

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

Without visas on business, special and regular passport – up to 60 days.

Turkmenistan

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 30 days.

Visa-free travel for:

- Crew members of sea and river vessels;

- Aircraft crew members;

- Employees crews railways;

- Employees Intergovernmental Messenger Communication with the appropriate certificates.

- Persons entering to assist in natural disasters and catastrophes.

Tuvalu

Visas for all types of passports.

UAE

Without visas for diplomatic passports – up to 90 days.

Uganda

Visas for all types of passports.

Ukraine

Without visas for all types of passports – up to 90 days.

United Kingdom

Visas for all types of passports.

Uruguay

Without visas for all types of passports – up to 90 days.

USA

Visas for all types of passports.

Uzbekistan

Without visas for all types of passports.

Vanuatu

Visas for all types of passports.

Vatican

Visas for all types of passports.

Venezuela

Without visas for all types of passports – up to 90 days.

Vietnam

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports – up to 90 days.

Western Samoa

Visas for all types of passports.

Yemen

Visas for all types of passports.

Zambia

Visas for all types of passports.

Zimbabwe

Without visas for diplomatic and service passports (only for employees of the official institutions of Zimbabwe on the territory of the Russian Federation).