Since March 6, formally revoked the visa regime between Russia and Venezuela. Now Russian tourists who have passport, can enter, leave, transit and stay in Venezuela for 90 days during each semester from the date of first entry. However, diplomats and citizens wishing to work or engage in commercial activities in Venezuela visa care to have to.
visa-free regime referred only to tourists.
Until March 6, to get a normal tourist visa to Venezuela, Russian had to pay in the consular department of the Venezuelan Embassy $ 30, as well as fill in 3 forms, bring photo, a certificate from the place of work or school and to buy tickets in advance round trip. Visa is issued within 10-15 days. Unlike some other Latin American countries to get a visa to Venezuela, it was fairly easy, but the Russians for the most part, do not stop visa difficulties, and the price of tickets (40 rubles) and 14-hour flight. Venezuela became the fifth Latin American country, abolish the visa regime for Russians, after Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Peru and Ecuador.
agreement abolishing visa regime between Russia and Venezuela was signed in Caracas on November 26, 2008 during the visit of President Dmitri Medvedev to Venezuela.