Plan Your Trip

Russia is a country rich in history and culture, natural wonders and opportunity. The Russian Far East is no exception. This vast area stretches between the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Lake Baikal in the West to the volcanoes of the Kamchatka peninsula in the East.  Rare Amur tigers and leopards inhabit the boreal forests between Vladivostok and Khabarovsk. The region’s abundant natural resources –  timber, fish, minerals, and oil – are exported throughout the world. But a rewarding trip begins with good planning. Travel to Russia involves many regulations and restrictions unfamiliar to the Western traveler, such as visas, migration cards, registration, and Russia-specific customs regulations. Click on the links below to begin your trip preparations.

Russian Visas

US citizens must have a valid US passport and Russian visa issued at an embassy or consulate. Russian visas are issued in the country of residence before departure. Read more… 

Russia Hunter Information

Are you planning a hunting expedition to Russia?  Find out about how to ensure the proper and expedient clearance of your wildlife, how to travel with guns to Russia and other requirements. Read more…

Baggage Allowances and Fees

Yakutia Airlines Alaska – Russian Far East Service baggage allowances and fees for 2018. Please click to download.

Admission into Russia: Filling out Forms on Board Your Flight

Information about migration card and customs declaration form. Read more…

International Arrivals and Departures at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport

Arrivals: Passengers traveling from Anchorage to Petropavlovsk arrive at the International Terminal. Travelers first proceed to passport control, where they present passports and prepared immigration forms (available on board the aircraft and in the terminal). Passengers then retrieve luggage and continue through Russian customs. Passengers connecting to Russian domestic flights, including the continuation of the Yakutia Airlines flight to Khabarovsk, recheck their baggage at the Main Airport Terminal prior to proceeding to security screening. Passengers may check-in for domestic flights at the international terminal for an additional fee. Departures: The International Terminal of the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky airport opens 2 hours prior to departure of international flights. Click HERE to to view a larger version of the airport map.

U.S. Citizen Services

If you have an emergency while traveling in Russia, contact your nearest U.S. Consulate. Check for office locations and hours.

Travel Agents

A travel agency experienced in arranging travel to the Russian Far East will make sure travel planning gets off to a good start. Consider contacting one of our travel partners to arrange your next trip.