Per Jaunted, visiting Russia from the US just got easier and cheaper, especially if you happen to live in the Southeast. That’s because Transaero, a small Russian airline, has just begun direct, non-stop flights from Miami to Moscow. And at least for the moment, the new route is also surprisingly affordable, with flights as low as $560.
Of course, while direct flights may make it easier to get to Russia, you’ll never get off the ground without a Russian visa. Alas, getting a Russian visa is nowhere near as simple as booking a plane ticket online. Here’s a quick rundown of the requirements:
- A valid US passport.
- A completed Russian visa application form
- 1 passport photo
- A copy of your airline tickets or a copy of your itinerary showing your flight number and the dates that you’ll be in Russia.
- A tourist invitation from a Russian travel agency or hotel that can serve as your visa sponsor. The hotel or travel agency must be registered with the Russian government. Make sure you have your sponsor’s contact information with you when you leave the US, as only your sponsor can assist you in the event of difficulties such as losing your passport and visa.
- A hotel voucher from your hotel.
Also, make sure you know exactly what days your Russian visa is valid for. If you overstay your visa, even unintentionally, for more than 3 days, you’re looking at an additional 20 days in the country while you wait for the government to issue a new exit visa.
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