Foreign tourists are able to obtain Russian visas through a simplified procedure

Foreign citizens are able to obtain visas for six months to visit Russia if they have hotel confirmation. The relevant law entered into force on August 25
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Previously, tourist visas were issued to foreign tourists for a period of up to one month, or on the basis of reciprocity – valid up to six months.

Following the adoption of amendments, tourist visas will be issued for six months if a foreign citizen can provide confirmation of the organization, registered with the Unified Federal Register of Tour Operators, or a hotel booking or other accommodation confirmation, included in the federal list of classified hotels and other accommodation facilities.

Since 1 January 2021, foreign citizens are able to obtain unified e-visas to visit Russia. Follow the link to learn more information about e-visas issuance procedures.