how to enter St Petersburg without a visa

Discussion in 'Russia' started by flybeon23, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. flybeon23

    flybeon23 New Member

    To enter St Petersburg without a visa you can do it by booking a tour on a ferry like the St Peter Line. However when you leave the ferry and pass immigration/passport control you will need a valid passport, a ticket for a ferry shuttle (you buy this on the ferry at a cost of 25 euros), and a hotel voucher which confirms your reservation in one of the hotels there.
     
  2. 7yuh

    7yuh New Member

    As far as I know, the only way to avoid the headache of the visa-application process to get into St Petersburg is via the St. Peter Line, which is the only ferry that started a direct visa-free cruise from Stockholm to St. Petersburg.
     
  3. nationales

    nationales New Member

    This is not accurate. the visa-free applies to all ferries arriving to the port of St. Petersburg. You will only be able to stay in Russia not more than 72 hours. You will be required to present a passport before entering the ferry so make sure your passport is valid six months after arriving to St Petersburg.

     
  4. Airremox

    Airremox New Member

    this visa thing is only restricted to citizens of Scandinavia, but Americans without a visa will need a licensed guide for the time we're going to be there.
     
  5. adtf

    adtf New Member

    You must book a hotel in St. Petersburg if staying there but even if you don't stay there you must book a proper tour, which dont have to be with Peterline ( the most expensive tour company there). Any authorized tour operator will do as your official sponsor. Another thing, remember to stay inside of the St Petersburg jurisdiction because if police catch outside of it you will be detained for not having a proper visa.
     

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