Quick Guide | St. Petersburg, Russia
Entry Requirements: Valid passport (must be valid for at least 6 months of your expected departure date). Tourist visa is required if you are staying in commercial accommodations; a guest visa is required if you’re staying in private accommodations
Security: Petty crime (pickpocketing, theft of mobile phones). As always beware of your surroundings, don’t carry more cash than you need, don’t flaunt any expensive personal belongings, and make sure your passport/visa are in a safe location.
You can be fined/detained for failing to provide proper documentation to authorities – photocopies are not acceptable.
Some criminals pose as police officers mainly in St. Petersburg – real officers wear a visible personal identification number on their uniforms.
Homosexual activity is prohibited in public as well as being opening homosexual. It is a punishable offense, and both the individual traveler as well as their friends/family/travelling companions.
For emergencies dial 01 for fire, 02 for police, and 03 for ambulance.
Currency: Russian Ruble (RUB). It is illegal to pay for goods or services in foreign currency.
When To Go: Summers are warm and sunny and through July and August the temperatures are comparable to the Mediterranean. During mid-summer there is hardly any darkness (even at night) which is known as “white nights”. September – October is a brief autumn where there are less crowds. November – February is considered winter and there is a great deal of snow and can be quite cold.
Time: +9 Hours (EST)
Nevsky Prospekt – The main street of St. Petersburgwww.pifizone.com for more information