Good news for future travel plans. It will be easier for Filipinos to visit Russia from 2021, as the Philippines was among 52 countries whose citizens will be allowed to participate in a pilot e-visa project, Moscow's mission in Manila said on October 8.
This means Filipino tourists, once COVID restrictions permit of course, can see the onion-shaped domes of St. Peter's Basilica, The Kremlin, and Red Square with fewer requirements, the Russian Embassy in Manila said.
The e-visa was previously available to Filipinos, but only to St. Petersburg. Unlike in the old system, e-visa applicants do not need an invitation, hotel booking or any other documents to confirm their reasons for travel, the embassy said. The consular fee is $40 (P1,900). Filipinos will be allowed for tourism, business, humanitarian and guest trips for up to 16 days from just 8 days previously.
"So, starting from 2021 Filipinos will have an easy way to visit Russia ???? #visitrussia2021," the Russian Embassy wrote on Facebook, adding more details would be released soon.
Below, beautiful images of Moscow and St. Petersburg to inspire your wanderlust.