Russia to issue e-Visa from Aug 1; Indians to get single-entry permit for business & tourism
Electronic visa will be launched in Russia from August 1, 2023, allowing Indian nationals to apply for their visa quickly and conveniently. The visa would allow entry into the Russian Federation on a guest, business, tourist visit as well as to participate in events. The term for issuing a single-entry visa would be no more than four calendar days and consular fee would be around USD 40.
“This is a great initiative to boost tourism and ensure hassle-free visa for tourists without much documentation. Now, with e-Visa and direct Delhi-Moscow flights operated by Aeroflot airlines, Russia is more accessible than ever. The e-Visa would be valid for 60 days and will allow travelers to stay in Russia for no more than 16 days,” explained Prashant Chaudhary, Managing Director, Salvia Promoters Pvt. Ltd. and Representative of Russian Union of Travel Industry in India.