The introduction of free e-visas from July 1 was an important event for the Kaliningrad region.
Tourists from 53 countries can now obtain a visa to Russia without leaving their homes: all they have to do is to fill out an e-form at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs site: evisa.kdmid.ru.
To obtain this visa, no invitation or hotel reservation confirmation, or any other document confirming the trip’s purpose, is required. The processing period of the e-visa is no more than four days. This visa is valid for 30 days and allows the visitor to stay in the Kaliningrad region for no more than eight days from the moment of entry. Tourists have been able to obtain e-visas for the Far East since 2017.