Travel Information

Indian citizens travelling to Russia

Citizens of India that are travelling to Russia need a stamped visa in their passport prior to arriving.

What to expect in Russia

❄️ cold weather
⚡ Above average wifi
🤝 friendly locals
inexpensive cost of living
👯‍♂️ good for parties

Flights and Prices

Flight prices to Russia from India usually are around 22733.00 INR. Air Astana is a common carrier airline.

International and domestic airlines

Common international airlines are

Aeroflot, and Turkish Airlines

. Popular domestic airlines are

Aeroflot, Pobeda, and Ural Airlines

Common Tourist Questions

🥘 Do I need to tip?

No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.

💰 Should I carry cash?

Yes, you should carry cash on you. Foreigners usually deal in cash.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are

Beeline, MTS, and Megafon


💦 Can I drink tap water?

No, you cannot drink tap water. Bottled water is recommended.

🚕What do I use to get around?

Popular ride-hailing services include

Yandex Taxi.

Exchange Rates

The primary currency is RUB.

1 INR = 0.929906 RUB

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $6.41 USD.

Visa Status

A Visa needs to be provided by the country prior to travelling.

Notes and Passport Validity

There are no special notes about passport validity at this time. In general, it is good to ensure that your passport is valid 3 months after your trip ends.

eVisa for up to 8 days for Amur Oblast, Chukotka, Kamchatka, Khabarovsk Krai, Primorye and Sakhalin regions of the Russian Far East for tourism, business and humanitarian purposes. Available at 6 airports, 5 seaports, some railway and road entry points.:Visa not required if visiting Saint Petersburg for up to 72 hours via ferry from Finland.:Indian citizens are eligible for eVisa access to Kaliningrad Oblast for up to 8 days.:Indian citizens are eligible for free evisa to St.Petersburg for up to 8 days.:

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

We now advise all not to travel overseas at this time, including to Russia. On 16 March, the Russian government announced a temporary restriction on entry into Russia for foreigners. Russia has implemented enhanced screening procedures and entry restrictions in response to the COVID−19 outbreak. These include border closures, flight cancellations, medical checks at international border checkpoints and a mandatory 14 day quarantine for travellers who are still permitted to enter Russia. If you’re in Russia and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible as departure options are becoming limited. If you can’t or don’t want to leave, you should follow the advice of local authorities; take care to minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19; stay in touch with family and friends so they know you are safe; and ensure you have arrangements in place for a possible extended stay. (see Travel). We now advise you to: Do not travel to Russia.


These values are calculated by computing the average scores that we have available to us across all cities in Russia. In some cases, they may not be completely accurate.

Internet Speed (3.75 / 5)
Safety (2.49 / 5)
Cost of Living (4.85 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$31.00 USD / night

Average Dinners

$6.41 USD

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Saint Petersburg