Russia offers free e-visa to 53 nationalities
Tourists will not require any invitation, confirmation to apply for the e-visa
From 1 October 2019, 53 nationalities can apply for a free e-visa to visit the Russian city of St Petersburg and the neighbouring Leningrad region.
According to officials, the e-visa is issued within “four calendar days, including week-ends and bank holidays”. A tourist only has to fill in the application form on the website and doesn’t need any invitations or confirmations.
Indians, Filipinos, Omanis, Saudis and Kuwaitis are a few of the nationalities that are eligible for the e-visa.
The e-visa website works around the clock.
Tourists do not requrie to show proof of hotel booking confirmations or any other documents. Once the visa is received, tourists will have to print it or download it on their phones and present it to a "transport company employee and to a border service officer at the border crossing point".