Visa support

Participants of the Congress are advised to independently clarify all the information on a trip to Russia (St. Petersburg).

You should contact the local Russian embassy or consulate located in your country to obtain the necessary information on obtaining a VISA.

The Organizing Committee of the Congress will be happy to send part of the necessary documents (voucher) and an official letter of invitation for a single-entry tourist visa for up to 30 days.

The letter of invitation should be considered as an official invitation to facilitate obtaining a VISA and/or documents required to participate in the Congress.

This letter should not be considered as an offer of any kind of financial support on behalf of the organizers.

Please note: An invitation letter and voucher will be provided if the applicant has successfully registered on the Congress website, paid the registration fee, and booked a hotel for the duration of the Congress.

It is important to start processing all the necessary documents for obtaining a visa in advance (at least three months before the planned trip).

For more information, please contact the Congress Organizing Committee by email:

Details for the invitation letter and voucher

You can send to email:

How to get to St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is one of the largest transport hubs in Russia. The city has an international airport Pulkovo, five railway stations, a seaport. In addition, St. Petersburg is connected with the cities of Russia and Europe by numerous highways.


Pulkovo Airport (LED) is the only airport in St. Petersburg that serves regular flights (173 destinations, more than 70 Russian and international airlines).

If there is no direct flight connection between the point of departure and St. Petersburg, we recommend choosing a flight with transit through Moscow airports. There are more than 40 flights to St. Petersburg from three Moscow airports – Vnukovo, Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo. The estimated flight time is 1 hour 30 minutes.

Pulkovo Airport is located 17 kilometers from the historic center of St. Petersburg, and the Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya congress hotel, where the forum will be held, is a 10-minute drive from the city center.

Centralized passenger terminal of Pulkovo airport: St. Petersburg, Pulkovskoe shosse, 41, lit. FOR, contact phones: +7 (812) 337 3822+7 (812) 337 3444, official website:

Baggage and customs control

Participants are kindly requested to familiarize themselves with the current size and weight restrictions for baggage and hand luggage before departure Failure to comply with the relevant requirements of commercial airlines may result in additional costs and other inconveniences.

For aviation security purposes, passengers are prohibited from carrying hazardous substances, objects, and liquids in carry-on baggage and checked baggage.

You can familiarize yourself with the list of imported goods subject to customs declaration in writing, as well as the procedure for filling out the passenger customs declaration, on the official website of Pulkovo airport in the section “Customs control”


There are 5 railway stations in St. Petersburg: Moskovsky, Ladozhsky, Vitebsky, Finlyandsky, and Baltic. All stations in St. Petersburg are conveniently located and accept trains running on suburban, intercity, and international routes.

Unified information and service center of JSC “Russian Railways”:

8 (800) 775 0000

Route Moscow – St. Petersburg

High-speed trains “Sapsan” depart from the Leningradsky railway station in Moscow and arrive at the Moskovsky railway station in St. Petersburg. Up to 13 trains run daily on the route; travel time is 3.5-4 hours.

A detailed train schedule and tariff policy of Sapsan can be found on the Russian Railways website:

Moskovsky railway station: St. Petersburg, Nevsky pr., 85, metro station “Ploschad Vosstaniya”, official website:

Route Helsinki – St. Petersburg

High-speed trains “Allegro” depart from the Helsinki-Central station and arrive at the Finland station in St. Petersburg. Up to 4 trains run daily on the route; travel time is about 3.5 hours.

A detailed timetable for Allegro trains and the tariff policy can be found on the official website:
Finlyandsky railway station: St. Petersburg, pl. Lenina, 6, metro station “Lenin Square”

Automobile route

St. Petersburg is located at the intersection of transport routes connecting the Scandinavian Peninsula and continental Europe, the central regions of Russia and the Baltic countries.

The route from Finland to St. Petersburg follows the European route E18 (highway A-181 “Scandinavia” in Russia) from Helsinki through Porvoo and Kotka. The distance from Helsinki to St. Petersburg is about 400 kilometers. Depending on traffic and weather conditions, the journey can take from 5 to 7 hours.

The route from Estonia to St. Petersburg runs along the European route E20 (highway A-180 “Narva” in Russia). The distance from Tallinn to St. Petersburg is about 370 kilometers. Travel time depending on traffic is 5-6 hours.

The route from the Republic of Belarus to St. Petersburg runs along the European route E95 (route P-23 “Pskov” in Russia). Minsk is located at a distance of 840 kilometers from St. Petersburg, the approximate travel time between cities is 11 hours.

To travel by car from Moscow to St. Petersburg, you should use the federal highway M-10 “Russia”. The length of the route is 720 kilometers. Depending on the weather and traffic conditions, the travel time ranges from 9 to 11 hours.


St. Petersburg has a developed sea connection with the countries of the European Union, whose territories include the waters of the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea. Comfortable ferries leave from the seaports of St. Petersburg almost every day to Sweden, Finland, and Estonia.

Passenger Port of St. Petersburg “Marine Facade”
St. Petersburg, the coast of the Neva Bay V.O., bld. 1
+7 (812) 303 6740

The complex of the passenger port of St. Petersburg “Marine Facade” includes 7 berths for receiving ocean liners and 4 terminals. The schedule of ship calls can be found on the website:

Mooring complex “Morskoy Vokzal”: St. Petersburg, pl. Marine Glory, 1
+7 (812) 333 5115,

+ 7 (812) 333 5271

The St. Petersburg Sea Terminal is the departure and arrival point for the Princess Anastasia ferry (St. Petersburg – Helsinki – Stockholm – Tallinn – St. Petersburg). The schedule of ferry flights can be found on the website: