53 Countries got FREE E-Visa to Saint Petersburg

by Waterfan

St. Petersburg is finally accessible to Hungarians and citizens from 52 other countries without a visa, details below …

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev confirmed on Thursday the list of 53 countries whose citizens will be able to visit St. Petersburg with a free electronic visa from October 1, 2019. For travelers to Moscow, this option is not yet open, so anyone who has time to visit one of the 2 cities only, can do it more cheaply by avoiding Moscow and heading for St. Petersburg.


The list of countries is the same 53 for which a similar scheme was introduced on 1 July 2019 for Russia’s Far East and Kaliningrad Oblast. 

All EU countries except the United Kingdom are listed. An application for an electronic visa must be submitted at least 4 days prior to travel on the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The visa is valid for up to 30 calendar days and allows visitors to stay for up to 8 days. Electronic visa (e-visa) is free of charge.


What can be seen in this legendary city? For example, the Hermitage, the Church of the Savior on the Blood, the Peterhof or the Cari village. A couple of days is a fantastic experience here, but the Hermitage itself is enormous, and you could spend several days in it.

How much does it cost to spend a night there? Here you can browse a little and see the possibilities.


Fortunately, Hungary is on the list of beneficiary countries, and you can start applying for an electronic visa here. Here is the complete list:


1. Austria

2. Andorra

3. Bahrain

4. Belgium

5. Bulgaria

6. Vatican

7. Hungary

8. Germany

9. Greece

10. Denmark

11. India

12. Indonesia

13. Iran

14. Ireland

15. Iceland

16. Spain

17. Italy

18. Qatar

19. Cyprus

20. China (including Taiwan)

21. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

22. Illustrations

23. Latvia

24. Lithuania

25. Liechtenstein

26. Luxembourg

27. Malaysia

28. Malta

29. Mexico

30. Monaco

31. The Netherlands

32. Norway

33. Oman

34. Poland

35. Portugal

36. Romania

37. San Marino

38. Saudi Arabia

39. Northern Macedonia

40. Serbia

41. Singapore

42. Slovakia

43. Slovenia

44. Turkey

45. Philippines

46. Finland

47. France

48. Croatia

49. The Czech Republic

50. Switzerland

51. Sweden

52. Estonia

53. Japan

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