Tzarina Tours is a licensed, registered tour operator by the Ministry of Culture of Russia's Federal Agency for Tourism. Our registration number is MBT016550. By clicking the link you can see our official listing on the Ministry of Culture's website (in Russian).

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Russian Tourist Visa Information for Cruise Ship passengers

Cruise ship passengers can currently visit Russia on visa-waiver scheme provided the stop in the port of call doesn't exceed 72 hours and tourists stay overnight on board the cruise ship. This rule doesn't apply to passengers of Finnish and some other cruise companies. This rule doesn't apply either if there is only one port of call during a voyage.

Cruise passengers may disembark from the ship without a tourist visa if they participate on tours organized by cruise companies. Passengers not participating on tours and wishing to disembark will need to obtain a Russia tourist visa. Passengers won't be permitted ashore if they don't present a valid passport, a Russian visa and a voucher issued by a Russian travel company or another authorized organization.

Cruise passengers cannot obtain a visa in Russia. Visas are issued in the country of residence before departure.

We recommend that you check information on organized cruise tours and visas with your cruise company in advance.

Russian tourist Visa Waiver for Liners Tour participants

Russian Tourist Visas are not required for liners tour passengers participating on their liners organised tour. All passengers who elect to participate on a their liners' tour in St. Petersburg, including Private Vehicle tours and the tour to Moscow, may disembark the ship for their tour without a Russian Tourist Visa provided they present the following to Russian Immigration:

A valid passport. A liner's tour ticket.

Passengers who wish to sightsee outside of a liner's tour MUST obtain an individual Russian Tourist Visa before leaving home; visas cannot be obtained during the cruise. Should you wish to obtain an individual Russian Tourist Visa, you will need to be sponsored by a licensed Russian tour company. This company will provide you with the necessary Visa Support Letter and documentation to obtain your individual Russian Tourist Visa. After obtaining this information, it is necessary for you to contact the visa service of your choice or the Russian Embassy for the procedures to obtain the visa.

- Nina Kazarina

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Russia is opening its borders soon!

In this section, we present the latest coronavirus travel updates for Russia, so you know how to plan your journey better and how to travel to / from Russia if you need to, even while it's locked. In general the level of cases registered in Russia is lower than in the US (per 100000) but slightly higher than in the EU. However, the general mood seems to be pretty calm after a period of initial shock in the end of March. Life is almost back to normal. You can also still catch some transit flights and travel out, but there are restrictions imposed on entry. There are, however, different ways to travel to Russia that are still available. You can find more information below:

Below are recent updates posted chronologically

01/08/2020: Switzerland - Russia Flights from 15 August 2020 — Starting from the 15th of August there will be regular flights between Switzerland and Russia meaning that Swiss citizens should be allowed into Russia and vice versa.




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