Against the backdrop of the termination of the Visa Facilitation Agreement with Russia, the European Commission recalled that now the procedure for submitting and approving documents will become much more difficult and more expensive from next Monday, September 12th. Analytical service “Tutu.ru” has identified a list of countries to which Russian tourists are allowed with a passport and without a visa.
In addition to the obvious Turkey, Egypt and Thailand, there are more than a dozen interesting destinations. Let's list some of them.
The period of stay without a visa is up to 180 days. Required documents: Russian or foreign passport valid for the entire trip. Flight prices start from 4'078 rubles.
A country close to Russia lets in our compatriots even without foreigners. In Armenia, you can visit healing mineral springs, see churches located right on the rocks, walk along mountain lakes and admire Mount Ararat. In autumn, Armenia celebrates one of the most important national holidays: Independence Day. Concerts, dances, parades – all this takes place in the unique spirit of the Caucasian republic.
The period of stay without a visa is up to 360 days. Required Documents: Passport valid for the duration of the trip. The price of the flight is from 14'069 rubles.
This is a beautiful country with unique architecture, culture and excellent national cuisine. Despite its relatively small size, Georgia offers activities for all tastes, from urban tourism and beach holidays to mountain hiking and skiing. A definite plus is that in Georgia a good level of service can be obtained here at low prices when compared with European countries.
The period of stay without a visa is up to 90 days. Required documents: passport valid for at least six months after return, insurance, proof of solvency (cash or cards). Flight prices start from 13'101 rubles.
A small country on three seas, it has a rich culture and a large number of places for tourists traveling to the country for a variety of purposes: pilgrimage, wellness, medical, beach and cultural and historical tours. In the many-sided Israel, each major city is not similar to each other either in atmosphere or architecture. Tourists swim in the sea even in winter, because. the sea maintains a comfortable temperature for swimming most of the year.
The period of stay without a visa is up to 90 days. Required documents: passport, pre-filled online immigration card, round-trip air tickets, medical insurance, voucher confirming hotel or tour reservation. Flight prices start from 52'900 rubles.
So far, you can get to the island of freedom from Russia only with transfers in other countries, for example, in Turkey. Cuba is a colorful country. Tourists go there for clear seas, snow-white beaches, fishing, famous Cuban cigars and rum.
The period of stay without a visa is up to 30 days. Required documents: passport, copies of the voucher, round-trip air tickets and medical insurance. Flight prices start at 31,000 rubles.
The Maldives is one of the favorite vacation spots of the Russian rich. Paradise beaches with white sand and turquoise water, authentic hotels in the form of bungalows on secluded islands – tourists come here for this.
The period of stay without a visa is up to 180 days. Required documents: a passport valid for at least another six months after returning, an electronic entry permit, which can be conveniently issued online 25 days before the trip. Flight prices start from 63'124 rubles.
Mexico is attractive for beach lovers because of the beaches of the Caribbean Sea, as well as for lovers of culture and history because of the peculiar culture and Mayan pyramids. Rest in the country can be quite cheap. For example, a month of comfortable independent living in the country will cost only 30,000 rubles. However, it is worth considering the flight, it is not the cheapest. The best time to visit Mexico is from November to April. At the end of autumn, locals prepare for the Day of the Dead, one of the main national holidays of the country. On November 1 and 2, residents arrange a carnival, decorate the surrounding area with images of skulls.
The period of stay without a visa is up to 90 days every six months. Required documents: Passport, valid for six months after return. Flight prices start from 9'367 rubles.
The United Arab Emirates is a wealthy country and Dubai is a dream come true. The season in the country lasts from November to February. Tourists come here to prolong the summer.
The period of stay without a visa is up to 30 days. Required documents: international passport, valid for another three months after return, return tickets, hotel reservation or account statement (at least 50 euros per person per day of stay in the country). Flight prices start from 22'519 rubles.
Serbia is close to Russians. This is a great alternative to the Czech Republic if there are serious difficulties with Schengen visas. The country has many faces: there are many places with ancient architecture, towers, fortresses, there are affordable balneological resorts. In autumn, the Balkans are beautiful: the country is immersed in the harvest and the corresponding holidays.
An important addition for independent tourists: when renting private housing in Serbia, you must have a certificate of registration at the place of residence (“white cardboard”). Every foreign traveler is obliged to receive it immediately upon arrival. As a rule, landlords are ready to issue it on their own, but it is better to keep this point in mind. Recall that this does not apply to “package” tourists.
The period of stay without a visa is up to 90 days. Required Documents: Passport valid for the duration of the trip. The cost of the flight starts from 30'412 rubles.
Tunisia is a distinctive North African country. Tourists go there to relax on beautiful beaches, hotels and spas, as well as colorful oriental bazaars and other paraphernalia. Tourists who already know Egypt and are looking for something new and cheaper should come here.
The stay without a visa is up to 30 days. Required Documents: Passport valid for at least three months after return. Flight prices start from 28'293 rubles.
Montenegro, which has the status of an EU candidate since 2008, is suitable for Russian tourists who prefer a relaxed and unhurried holiday. The swimming season ends in October, and by this time the prices for accommodation in hotels and tours in general fall sharply – you can avoid crowded beaches and crowds of vacationers.
Important point: independent tourists in within a day after arrival in the country, you need to register with the police or the nearest travel agency. Travelers checking into a hotel do not need to do this, employees pass information to law enforcement officers.
Visa-free stay is up to 90 days. Required Documents: Passport valid for at least six months after returning from South Africa. The flight costs from 28'009 rubles.
South Africa is perhaps the most developed country in Africa. This is an organic combination of natural attractions and rare animals living in natural conditions. There are five large cities in the republic, each of them is interesting in its own way. Tourists are offered many options for recreation: safaris, beaches on the Indian and Atlantic oceans, hiking trails and a host of iconic natural attractions. Autumn in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria is the time of major international exhibitions and festivals.
Visa-free stay is up to 60 days, but in a total of no more than three months within six months. Required documents: international passport with two blank pages, valid for at least another month after return. Flight prices start from 16'002 rubles.
South Korea is a country that is gaining popularity. The state is famous for its national parks, mountainous regions, volcanoes, tropical islands, modern megacities and cherry blossoms in spring. Autumn in South Korea is called “tanphun” – this is the time of colors, when the leaves of the trees take on different colors.
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