Passport / Visa Requirements
Tourists to Russia must have a visa and visa requirements vary depending on your country of origin. American travelers need to prove they have hotel reservations, home stay accommodations, or a through-destination if they pass through Russia during transit. Upon arrival in Russia, you must register your visa. Travelers are also given an entry card which they should not lose. Failure to follow through with all the steps of a Russian visa could result in fines and difficulty leaving the country. American citizens can learn about travel requirements by using the U.S State Department's website. Russian consular offices can update travelers of all nationalities about their specific requirements for visiting Russia.