We are glad to inform you that the simplified visa mode for visiting Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad Region began to operate from 1 October 2019. So the citizens of 53 countries are able to enter St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region on an electronic visa.
These are: Andorra, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, China (including Taiwan), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People`s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Northern Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Vatican.
Moreover, it will be opportunity to visit such beautiful and interesting cities as Novgorod, Pskov, Vyborg on one day tour.
An electronic visa is issued free of charge, without paying any fees. For its execution, you only need to fill out an application on the website of the Consular department of the Russian Foreign Ministry. https://evisa.kdmid.ru/
Electronic visas are issued for a period of validity of 30 days, starting from the date of issue and with an authorized period of stay in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region up to 8 days from the date of entry.