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Russia Passport Visa-Free Countries

Travel with an Russia passport

The Russian passport ranks 93rd in the world as of October 2023. This means that Russian citizens can travel visa-free to 89 countries in the world. However, to enter the remaining countries, Russian passport holders must apply for a visa beforehand.

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Visa Guide

Where Can Russia Passport Holders Travel Without a Visa?

Russia passport visa-free countries

As of October 2023, Russian passport holders can travel visa free to 89 countries and territories:

  1. Antigua and Barbuda
  2. Argentina
  3. Armenia
  4. Azerbaijan
  5. Bahamas
  6. Barbados
  7. Belarus
  8. Belize
  9. Bolivia
  10. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  11. Botswana
  12. Brazil
  13. Brunei
  14. Cabo Verde
  15. Chile
  16. China
  17. Colombia
  18. Cook Islands
  19. Costa Rica
  20. Cuba
  21. Dominica
  22. Dominican Republic
  23. Ecuador
  24. El Salvador
  25. Fiji
  26. Gabon
  27. Georgia
  28. Grenada
  29. Guatemala
  30. Guyana
  1. Haiti
  2. Honduras
  3. Hong Kong
  4. Iran
  5. Israel
  6. Jamaica
  7. Kazakhstan
  8. Kiribati
  9. Kyrgyzstan
  10. Laos
  11. Macau
  12. Malaysia
  13. Maldives
  14. Mauritius
  15. Mexico
  16. Micronesia
  17. Moldova
  18. Mongolia
  19. Montenegro
  20. Morocco
  21. Mozambique
  22. Myanmar
  23. Namibia
  24. Nauru
  25. Nicaragua
  26. Niue
  27. Oman
  28. Pakistan
  29. Palau
  30. Palestine
  1. Panama
  2. Paraguay
  3. Peru
  4. Philippines
  5. Qatar
  6. Samoa
  7. São Tomé and Príncipe
  8. Serbia
  9. Seychelles
  10. South Africa
  11. South Korea
  12. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  13. Saint Lucia
  14. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  15. Suriname
  16. Taiwan
  17. Tajikistan
  18. Thailand
  19. Trinidad and Tobago
  20. Tunisia
  21. Turks and Caicos Islands
  22. Türkiye
  23. United Arab Emirates
  24. Uruguay
  25. Uzbekistan
  26. Vanuatu
  27. Venezuela
  28. Vietnam
  29. Eswatini

For visa-free travels, you still must have a valid passport — usually six months after your departure date— and you must purchase travel health insurance as required by your destination country.

Which Countries Are Russian Passport Holders Not Allowed to Enter?

Russian passport holders are not allowed to enter Czechia, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland.

Russian Citizens Go With an Internal Passport?

A Russian internal passport is an identification card which allows its holder to travel within the Russian borders, but it can also be used to enter the following countries:

  1. Armenia
  2. Belarus
  1. Kazakhstan
  2. Kyrgyzstan
  1. Tajikistan

Visa on arrival countries

If you are a Russian citizen, you can get a visa on arrival for the 27 countries listed below:

  1. Bahrain
  2. Bangladesh
  3. Burundi
  4. Cambodia
  5. Comoros
  6. Egypt
  7. Guinea-Bissau
  8. Indonesia
  9. Iraq
  1. Jordan
  2. Lebanon
  3. Madagascar
  4. Marshall Islands
  5. Mauritania
  6. Nepal
  7. Rwanda
  8. Saudi Arabia
  9. Senegal
  1. Sierra Leone
  2. Somalia
  3. Sri Lanka
  4. Tanzania
  5. Timor-Leste
  6. Tonga
  7. Tuvalu
  8. Zambia
  9. Zimbabwe

Electronic visa countries

The following 22 countries issue eVisas for Russian passport holders:

  1. Albania
  2. Angola
  3. Benin
  4. Bhutan
  5. Burkina Faso
  6. Cameroon
  7. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  8. Ivory Coast
  1. Djibouti
  2. Equatorial Guinea
  3. Ethiopia
  4. Guinea
  5. India
  6. Kenya
  7. Lesotho
  1. Malawi
  2. Montserrat
  3. Nigeria
  4. Papua New Guinea
  5. South Sudan
  6. Togo
  7. Uganda

The process of getting an eVisa is more or less the same as applying for a traditional visa. However, in this case, you don’t have to visit a visa application center— you can submit your application online, including the visa payment.

After your application is approved, you will receive an email confirming your visa status along with a document you must print out and bring with you when crossing the border. Your visa will be registered online, but some officers may ask you for a physical copy of the permit; that is why it’s important to keep the copy on your person while traveling.

 
 

Where Can I Enter Visa-Free With an APEC Card?

If you have an APEC business card from Russia, you can enter the following countries visa-free:

  1. Australia
  2. Brunei
  3. Chile
  4. China
  5. Hong Kong
  6. Indonesia
  1. Japan
  2. South Korea
  3. Malaysia
  4. Mexico
  5. New Zealand
  6. Papua New Guinea
  1. Peru
  2. Philippines
  3. Singapore
  4. Thailand
  5. Taiwan
  6. Vietnam

A travel document that is given to APEC member nations is called the APEC Business Travel Card. This is a financial pact among various nations (economies participating in it) to facilitate trade and travel. An ABTC holder receives a variety of advantages, including:

  1. admission to the member economies without a visa.
  2. the pursuit of legal business transactions in participating economies.
  3. an expedited procedure for crossing borders between member nations.
  4. An expedited visa appointment for nations in transition, like the US.

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