Good News! Indians Can Explore St. Petersburg with free e-Visa
St. Petersburg "the window of Europe” was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on 27th May in 1703. It is a Russian port city, located on the Baltic Sea and built on the marshlands of the Neva River. From classical architecture, vibrant cityscape, dazzling nightlife, and cultural sites, it renders whimsical views to the travelers. Earlier, getting a Russian visa was a cumbersome task. Therefore, to ease the immigration formalities for foreign travelers, the Russian government started free e-Visa from July 2019. In this article, we walk you through what is e-Visa and how it is helpful to travel to St. Petersburg with Russia Travel Insurance.
What is a free e-Visa?
It is an electronic visa that permits you to enter the country accepts it. You can apply through a country’s visa website and obtain it without paying any visa fee. You also do not need to submit your travel itinerary to get the formalities done. It is a single entry visa issued for 30 calendar days from the date of its issuance, and it is not extendable. It is issued for business, tourism, and humanitarian (sports, culture, scientific, and technological) purposes.
Who is eligible for St. Petersburg e-Visa?
Indian citizens can apply for e-Visa for St. Petersburg free of cost. Rest the nationals of the below-mentioned countries can also apply:
Austria, Andorra, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, China (including Taiwan), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, Vatican.
How Indians can obtain free e-Visa for St. Petersburg?
It is good news for Indians and citizens from 52 countries that now St. Petersburg welcomed travelers with free e-Visa to explore the beauty of this majestic city. With an electronic visa the number of tourists heading towards St. Petersburg increasing immensely. Below is the process for obtaining a free e-Visa for St. Petersburg.
- The applicant should have a valid email address, passport, and debit or credit card to apply.
- Go to the official website and fill the online application e-Visa form.
- Enter personal details, passport information, and travel itinerary.
- Submit an online application form.
- Check the status of the application.
- The applicant will receive confirmation email and e-Visa on the registered email id.
- The applicant needs to carry the print of the e-Visa approval upon arrival at St. Petersburg’s airport.
Key Benefits of free e-Visa for St. Petersburg
The process of obtaining St. Petersburg e-Visa is quite simple. It saves lots of time and money and eases the immigration process for Russia. Below are some key benefits of free e-Visa:
- It is issued within 4 calendar days, including weekends and bank holidays.
- No need to submit any invitation or travel confirmation.
- Access of websites is available 24x7 that saves time and money.
- e-Visa is free of cost.
- It has a validity of 30 days with a period of stay up to 8 days.
Hence, e-Visa has simplified the visa processing formalities for Indians and other foreign nationals who want to enjoy the beauty of St. Petersburg. But along with e-Visa, you should also opt for international travel insurance when you are heading to Russia. It is so because uncertainty can strike you anytime. You should keep yourself protected and secure. Check the region-specific travel insurance plans offered by Religare. These plans not only provide you comprehensive coverage against your medical and non-medical emergency expenses but also support you if any untoward incident happens during your stay in St. Petersburg.