Vladivostok government is about to introduce visa-free regime. Starting from January 2016, foreigners will be able to enter Vladivostok without having to obtain a visa in advance and stay in the country for up to 8 days. The visa will be issued at the border. This significant improvement is a consequence of the introduction of a new law on the free port of Vladivostok, which, among other benefits, will make the city a “Porto Franco” again, relieving the resident companies from having to pay import taxes and added value taxes.
According to the law, the new regime will let foreigners not only stay in Vladivostok, but move around the country and leave Russia from a different city.
We at Explore Primorye think it’s a great step forward, since Russia used to be known as a country with a very strict visa policy. Obtaining it is always a nuisance, but from 2016 you can travel to Vladivostok without a visa!
Our support for your easy travel
We provide travel support for people from around the world. If you want to travel to Vladivostok, you can contact us and we’ll give you advice on various detail concerning your future trip. Aside from organizing various tours in Primorye and Vladivostok, we can help you with:
Visa support includes a voucher that you can use in your local Russian Embassy or Consulate to get a visa. We can either send it to you by email or by regular mail (DHL, Fedex, EMS atc.). That will depend on your local consulate – some of them ask for an original document, and some are OK with an electronic version.
In order to apply for a voucher, all you need is a booked ticket or even just approximate arrival and departure dates. You can also choose a hotel that you’ll be staying in, but that’s not necessary.
Visa support is available for all countries. Making of a voucher usually takes up to 2 weeks.
Find an interpreter or a guide for your stay in Primorye
If you like to travel by yourself or just without any package tours, but you don’t know the language and that stops you, we can help you out. Getting around, shopping and exploring the city and Primorsky region will be much easier with someone local who can speak the language.
Buy ferry tickets to Korea or Japan
DBS Ferry is a very convenient way to continue your travel in Asia. It goes to Sakaiminato, Japan with a stop in Donghae, Korea. You can book tickets before your arrival with our help. The ferry company offers 10-20% discounts to groups of tourists.
Buy train tickets for the Trans-Siberian
Trans-siberian train is a popular way to get across the country. There are several routes available: Vladivostok – Moscow, Moscow – Beijing (China), Moscow – Ulan-Baatar(Mongolia).
Many people see this trip as a must-do in Russia.
On-line reservation is quite difficult, so if you want to plan your trip in advance, contact us and we’ll assist you in your preparations.
Get specialized tour services
If you are interested in extreme sports like surfing, snowboarding, kitesurfing, scuba-diving etc., we can organize a special tour for you, coordinating with local professionals in these areas and finding good spots.