27 October 2020
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E-visas introduced for visiting Russia’s Kaliningrad Region

From 1 July 2019, electronic visas are introduced for visiting the Kaliningrad Region of Russia. E-visas may be obtained online at http://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/klgd_home_en.html.

Nationals of 53 states are eligible for an e-visa. These include all EU member states, except the United Kingdom. An e-visa only allows a single entry (for business, tourism or a humanitarian visit) for a maximum term of 8 days. It allows entry into the Kaliningrad Region through border crossings located in that region, i.e. by direct flight to Kaliningrad (but not via another Russian airport), by sea, railway or road. An e-visa does not allow travel to other regions of Russia.

Introducing e-visas is a part of Russia’s policy to simplify visits by foreign guests. They have been succesfully tested since 2017 in Vladivostok and the Primorsky Kray, and in other regions of the Russian Far East since 2018.


26.10.2020 - The list of border check-points to the Russian Federation for the e-visa.

The Government of the Russian Federation approved the list of border check-points for e-visa holders.

26.10.2020 - Honorary Consulate of Russia in Norwich

The Honorary Consulate of the Russian Federation has been established in Norwich, Norfolk County (Honorary Consulate Office, Cavell House, Stannard Place, St. Crispins Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1YE). Ronnie Alexander Bartlett has been appointed as Honorary Consul.

12.10.2020 - Organizing a Q&A session on consular issues

We are currently thinking of organizing eventually an online-discussion of practical consular matters with respective consular officers. The exact date and time as well as technical matters of participation in this event will be fixed later.

09.10.2020 - E-visa to Russia from 2021

The e-visa, which is already available for some Russian regions, will be introduced for the whole country from the beginning of 2021.

02.10.2020 - Entry to the Russian Federation on a visa-free basis

We would like to draw your attention on entering the Russian Federation from the UK of third-country nationals having the right to travel to Russia on visa-free basis in accordance with bilateral agreements.

30.09.2020 - On refusal to board the plane to Russia

Due to multiple complaints from foreign nationals, living in the UK, on refusal for boarding the plane to Russia, we would like to draw your attention to the following.

22.09.2020 - On entry into force of the Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation on simplified issuance of visas to the nationals of the two countries

On 30 August 2020 the Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation on simplified issuance of visas to the nationals of the two countries entered into force.

17.09.2020 - To the attention of foreign airlines operating flights to Russia

Russian citizens flying from London or transiting London to Moscow and Saint-Petersburg (eventually other cities) do not need any document of residence in the UK.

13.08.2020 - Entry to Russia for non-UK citizens, living in the UK.

Non-UK citizens have the right to enter the Russian Federation from the UK through air border crossings of the Russian Federation only if they hold a residence permit or another document.

12.08.2020 - Visa-free entry to Russia with diplomatic and service passports.

The visa-free procedure for short-term entry into the territory of the Russian Federation for foreign citizens holding diplomatic and service passports.

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