Travel and Visa Information


Visa Information

For travellers who need a visa to enter Russia, the visa needs to be obtained before departure. The Russian Consulates require that all foreign travelers coming to Russia have a Russian visa invitation in order to issue the applicant a Russian visa. To expedite this process participants will need to send the following items to

  • a completed Russian Invitation Request Form;
  • a color copy of the photo pages of your passport; and, 
  • proof of medical insurance for your period of stay in Russia.


Airport Information


Krasnoyarsk is the center of the vast Krasnoyarsk region, it is the second biggest city in Siberia after Novosibirsk. There is one local airport in the Krasnoyarsk area, Emelyanovo (Емельяново). There are few direct international flights to Krasnoyarsk, mostly from Asia, so it probably best to arrive via Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk or Irkutsk. There are several flights every day from Emelyanovo (Емельяново) to:

  • Moscow (4,5 hours),
  • Novosibirsk (2 hours),
  • St. Petersburg (6 hours), and
  • Irkutsk (2,3 hours),

Other international flights (but not every day):

  • Beijing (3,5 hours, China)
  • Harbin (3,4 hours, China)
  • Dushanbe (3,4 hours, Tadjikistan)
  • Khojend (3,35 hours, Tadjikistan)
  • Osh (3,5 hours, Kyrgyzstan)
  • Namangan (3,25 hours, Uzbekistan)
  • Tashkent (3,30 hours, Uzbekistan)

For more information please consult the Emelyanovo website