All foreign nationals are required to have entry visas to travel to the Russian Federation. A visa to the Russian Federation is a document, permitting stay in Russia for a specific period of time. A visa lists entry/exit dates, your vital information, passport details and some information about the inviting party. Please note, that your Russian visa is an exit permit just like it’s an entry permit. 

To obtain a Tourist Visa to enter Russia apply to Russian Embassy or Consulate for more detailed info.

Access to Sakhalin

You can get to Sakhalin via airplanes from Moscow, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Seoul, Tokyo and Sapporo etc.

For more detailed info, you can check the official page of Yuzhno-Sakhalink airport -


Upon arrival at the airport, you can get to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk center via buses №63, №8 and №3 or take a taxi.

Being on Sakhalin, you could also visit Kuril Islands*. There are 2 ways to get access to them:

1) Via "Igor Farkhutdinov" ferry

2) Via Aurora Airlines planes

For all additional info, regarding ferry and flight schedule, please, contact our specialists.

*In order to visit Kuril Islands, all visitors, in addition to Russian visa, must posses a special permission (pass) to visit them. Our company can assisit with obtaining it per your request.