Free Russian Visa to visit Kaliningrad for 10 days?

Good News Everyone! Russian ministry of foreign affairs is working on a new type of Russian Visa that will allow to visit Kaliningrad for 10 days. It was mentioned by Sergey Lavrov, Foreign Minister of Russia during his meeting with the local government.

So what do we know about this free Visa to Kaliningrad so far:

  • It should be free
  • valid for 10 days
  • only for visiting Kaliningrad Region
  • single entry
  • new type is called “electronic visa”… should require less paper work
  • probably it will be “issued” right at the border. Let’s hope that all border-crossing offices will work this way.
  • Minister has mentioned that it will make easier to travel for Kaliningrad citizens and their neighbors… That leaves the question open – who will be able to use this offer? Our friends from Poland and Lithuania only? EU citizens? Or everyone is welcomed?
    Update: During another event a “list of countries” was mentioned. Last time countries of Shengen Agreement, UK and Japan was in that list. Let hope a new one will be longer.

Let’s keep waiting for the official details and the date when it will be available. Stay tuned!