The President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the law on the introduction from 1 January 2021 a universal single electronic single entry visa for entry to Russia. The document published on the official portal of legal information.

In the law it is about visas for short term stay of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation in the tourist, business, guest, and humanitarian purposes. E-visa is a separate visa category along with diplomatic, service, ordinary, transit visa and visa of temporarily living in the Russian Federation face.

This visa is issued as single entry for up to 60 calendar days permitted duration of stay in Russia up to 16 days. It will be issued to citizens of foreign States, the list of which will establish the government.

Be issued this visa will be based on the decision of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia, adopted after submission by a foreign citizen, which can be filled in online. The period of registration will not exceed four calendar days. The government will determine the points of entry and exit in the Russian Federation for holders of e-visas.