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Halonen heard about visa free entrance to Russia by ferry [message #79] Mon, 30 March 2009 02:50 Go to next message
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Halonen heard about visa free entrance to Russia by ferry

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The President of the Republic of Finland Tarja Halonen is visiting St.Petersburg today. During the meeting Governor of St. Petersburg Valentina Matvienko told about new migration rule. The law states that foreigners (irrespective of the nation) arriving in Russia do not need a visa, if they entry by ferry via "special" ports and stay in the country not more 72 hours.

Saint-Petersburg is the eligible "special" port.

[Updated on: Mon, 30 March 2009 02:56]


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Re: Halonen heard about visa free entrance to Russia by ferry [message #80 is a reply to message #79 ] Tue, 31 March 2009 15:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I guess Tarja Halonen knew about this law much earlier. The announcement was mainly aimed to tourists thinking of visiting St. Petersburg.


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Re: Halonen heard about visa free entrance to Russia by ferry [message #81 is a reply to message #80 ] Wed, 01 April 2009 11:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hello,

Do you know wich ports are concerned by this law ?

Thanks for the information.

Regards.
Re: Halonen heard about visa free entrance to Russia by ferry [message #82 is a reply to message #81 ] Wed, 01 April 2009 16:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I suppose that these ports are at least St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad (Baltic sea), Novorossiysk (Black sea) and Nakhodka (Japanese sea).

[Updated on: Wed, 01 April 2009 23:03]


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Re: Halonen heard about visa free entrance to Russia by ferry [message #83 is a reply to message #82 ] Sat, 04 April 2009 02:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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vvsar wrote on Wed, 01 April 2009 16:37
I suppose that these ports are at least St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad (Baltic sea), Novorossiysk (Black sea) and Nakhodka (Japanese sea).


The government of Russian Federation must make that listing. There's no listing today.


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Vladimir Putin: I signed visa-free documents for foreign tourist, which entrace by ferry [message #90 is a reply to message #79 ] Sun, 10 May 2009 02:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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07 of May 2009 Prime Minister of Russia Vladimir Putin signed documents with listing of ports opening for visa-free entrance by ferries.

The documents will be published here after several days.


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Russian Government decree about visa-free entrance by ferry [message #92 is a reply to message #90 ] Thu, 14 May 2009 03:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In russian only, official site of Government of Russian Federation:

http://www.government.ru/content/governmentactivity/rfgovern mentdecisions/archive/2009/05/07/5521204.htm

Use http://translate.google.com to transtate into your language.

LISTING OF PORTS, which allowed entry to the Russian Federation foreign citizens and stateless persons arriving in the Russian Federation in order to travel by ferry, with permission for passenger transport

Big Port of St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg)
Vladivostok (Primorsky Region)
Vyborg (Leningrad Region)
Kaliningrad (Kaliningrad Region)
Korsakov (Sakhalin Region)
Novorossiysk (Krasnodar Region)
Passenger port of St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg)
Sochi (Krasnodar Region)


All of them are eligible for visa-free ferry-entrance regardless of nationality of passport holder for 72 hours.

[Updated on: Thu, 14 May 2009 03:20]


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Visa-free ferry from Helsinki, FI to St.Petersburg, RUS starts from 01.04.2010 [message #150 is a reply to message #92 ] Sat, 27 February 2010 11:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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http://stpeterline.com/en/

One-way price starts from 30 EUR.

NB! Foreign person must order the visa-free trip to Russia 72 hours before entry to Russian port. During that time the pasport data will be transmitted to Russian migration.

[Updated on: Sat, 27 February 2010 11:17]


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More details on visa-free entry to St. Petersburg [message #152 is a reply to message #79 ] Mon, 08 March 2010 16:11 Go to previous message
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News from March: http://stpeterline.com/en/resolution.html
Short summary for passengers without Russian visa:
  • For "cruises" (one day stay in St. Petersburg), booking a bus pass (15 Euro) for buses operated by the ferry company is required.
  • For longer stay, the same bus pass plus a hotel booking is required.

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