Tips for Traveling to RUSSIA | JON’S ATLAS
As of January 1, 2021, the Russian government has introduced a unified electronic visa for visiting the entire Russian territory. This electronic visa allows you to enter the country only once for tourist, business, humanitarian or family visit purposes, for a maximum of 16 days. The nationalities and entry points eligible for this visa are as follows. The average time to obtain the electronic visa is about 4 days. No invitation or voucher is required for this process.
To travel to Russia, the e-visa is mandatory. From January 1, 2021, you can visit the whole country with the unified e-visa. The visa for Russia allows you to stay 16 days in the different Russian oblasts in order to visit your relatives, for business, tourism or humanitarian reasons.
The electronic visa for Russia is available online for a fee of 69 € per traveler. It is not possible to obtain a visa for Russia on arrival, we advise you to apply online 4 days before your departure to Russia.
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We recommend you to go up on deck at dawn, you will have a beautiful panoramic view. The arrival in Finland is made by contouring the archipelago of Aland. We will arrive in Turku and take a walk around the city. Then we will continue to the neighboring town of Naantali, a very picturesque village of wooden houses by the sea. We will continue our tour to Helsinki, arrival and time for lunch. We will have the rest of the afternoon free to explore the city, its old market and contemplate the Russian influence in its buildings and churches.
In our program we will have included a boat trip to the islands of Suomenlinna, six islands in which highlights the great fortress that protected the entrance of the city and has been declared a World Heritage Site. We will stroll around the area and we can cross from one island to another through its pedestrian bridges. In the afternoon we will take a ferry to Estonia, it will be a journey of more than two hours but it will give us beautiful landscapes.
Today we will travel from Estonia to Russia. We will make a stop in Narva where we will have time to see the impressive fortress by the river and on the border between the two countries. Continue to St. Petersburg. Arrival at the hotel and accommodation.
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Oslo airport is the main airport in the country and where most international flights arrive. It has connections to more than 100 destinations. Keep in mind, however, that you may have to change planes before reaching your final destination.
Most of the train routes from the mainland are night trains and all have sleeping compartments. There are discount vouchers for train travel both from Europe and within Norway. Not all trains offer first class service, but second class is of excellent quality.
In any case, no matter which country you arrive from, you will find customs controls at the border. At the border point separating Borisoglebsky (Russia) and Storskog (Norway) it is also necessary to go through passport control.