The Idea of this page is to give you insights on how I planned my trip, what I had to do before actually leaving Switzerland and how I chose things to accompany on my journey. Let me know if you want to know more details.
Disclaimer: This is all based on my own research done in Dec 190- Feb 20′. You can use this as a reference but always make sure that you do research on your own. Also it is based on my current situation, needs and my experiences.
What is actually quite nice is that you can travel ONLY into Kaliningrad and St. Petersburg by plane with an eVisa. For short weekend trips perfect.
For mine not so 🙂 so I used an swiss startup agency Viselio (Link); newspaper article (link) to request for my Russian Visa. Easy, simple and quick. Apparently only available in Switzerland and Germany.
Actually including the VISA service you will receive a travel insurance from Viselio.
Actually also for Belarus (Minsk) you can travel into the country with a eVisa. You are however required to fly in and out to Minsk.
Why do I need a VISA? I am travelling by bus/train into and out of Belarus.
This Visa I applied on my own; simply just prepare all the necessary documents and sent it to the Belarusian embassy (Link).
This Visa I applied on my own; simply just prepare all the necessary documents and sent it to the Mongolian embassy (Link).
As I’m taking the train I booked my train service on the russian train website for the entry into Mongolia (Link) and for the exit of Mongolia, as I couldn’t book any ticket on the Mongolian train website (I didn’t see the dates) I used a british travel agency RealRussia (Link) and I got a temporary confirmation and later will need to pick up the ticket.
All other Visa’s I will do on the go later on during my trip 🙂