On Procedure for Leaving and Entering Russian Federation

According to the Russian legislation (Federal Act from 14 August 1996 №114   «On Procedure for Leaving and Entering the Russian Federation» and Act of the Russian Federation from 1 April 1993 №4730-1 «On State boarder of the Russian Federation») foreign nationals and stateless persons are entitled to enter the Russian Federation only through authorized border checkpoints.

There is no border checkpoints for international traffic, and no border control of persons and vehicles is conducted on a rail and road transport system on a section of a state border of the Russian Federation between the Russian Federation and Belarus.

It should be noted that foreign nationals and stateless persons, when using air transport transit through the territory of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Belarus, still have to obtain a Russian transit visa.