Rainy weather is expected during the Forum, air temperature can vary from +19 to +22 °С.
Due to the city’s geographic position and its proximity to the Baltic Sea an extreme change of weather is possible. We recommend participants to bring warm clothing and an umbrella with them.
St. Petersburg is one of Russia’s biggest transport hubs. The city is served by Pulkovo International Airport, five rail terminals, and a sea port. It also boasts numerous road links to cities in Russia and Europe.
There is likely to be increased traffic at all transport hubs during the Forum. We therefore advise participants to plan their journey well in advance.
Citizens of other countries can obtain the documents required for a Russian visa on the basis of invitation for foreign visitors (if a visa is required to enter the Russian Federation).
! Please note, that this is a separate document from a Russia–Africa Economic and Humanitarian Forum invitation.
COVID-19 prevention measures
It is not required to present the results of a PCR test for entry into the Russian Federation or to quarantine after arrival in St. Petersburg.
You only need to fill out a questionnaire upon arriving in Russia. The questionnaire does not have to be completed by citizens of EAEU countries arriving through land borders: Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, and Kazakhstan.
However, selective or comprehensive testing of citizens is conducted at checkpoints, depending on the epidemiological situation in their country.
Flights to St. Petersburg
Pulkovo (LED) is the only airport in St. Petersburg servicing regular domestic and international flights.
Direct flights to Moscow operate from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE and Uzbekistan. For the latest information, please visit the websites of Pulkovo Airport and your airlines of interest. Alternatively, you may contact airlines directly.
Pulkovo Airport is located 17 kilometres from the historic centre of St. Petersburg and 7 kilometres from the Forum venue. The journey time from the airport to the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre is 15–20 minutes, depending on the traffic.
During the Forum, information and services point will be staffed at the central terminal to provide Forum participants with all the necessary information.
During the Forum, free shuttles will run between Pulkovo International Airport and the Forum venue.
More information about PCR testing, badge collection and transport services will be available on website nearer the time of the event.
Pulkovo 3 Business Aviation Centre
+7 (812) 240 0287
Operations (24 hours):
+7 (812) 240 0288, +7 (921) 961 1820,
+7 (964) 342 2817
+7 (812) 240 0288
Passenger service (24 hours):
+7 (812) 240 0305, +7 (911) 757 2500
Flights to Moscow
Should you be unable to travel directly between your point of departure and St. Petersburg, we advise flying via one of Moscow’s airports. Moscow’s three main airports – Vnukovo, Domodedovo, and Sheremetyevo – handle more than 90 flights daily to St. Petersburg. The flight time is approximately 90 minutes.
Direct flights to Moscow operate from Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, China, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Qatar, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, UAE and Uzbekistan.
For the latest information, please visit the websites of Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo, and Vnukovo airports and your airlines of interest. Alternatively, you may contact airlines directly.
Aeroexpress is an excellent way to avoid traffic conjestion and travel to the city centre from any of Moscow’s airports. If you plan to fly to Moscow and take an onward journey to St. Petersburg by train, the convenient Aeroexpress trains allow you to travel via the following routes in comfort:
- Domodedovo Airport – Paveletsky Rail Terminal, Paveletskaya metro station (journey time – 40 minutes)
- Sheremetyevo Airport – Belorussky Rail Terminal, Belorusskaya metro station (journey time – 35 minutes)
- Vnukovo Airport – Kievsky Rail Terminal, Kievskaya metro station (journey time – 35 minutes)
Please visit the Aeroexpress website to view timetables and purchase tickets.
Transit via foreign airports
Should you be unable to travel directly between your point of departure and an airport in Russia, we advise flying via a country offering flights to Russia.
At present, flights are available through transit points in Armenia, Egypt, India, China, Kazakhstan, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and Uzbekistan. We recommend that you select the appropriate departure and arrival points, then check the website or the airport information service to see which air carriers operate regular and/or non-scheduled flights via the desired route. For more information about flights, we suggest you visit the website of your preferred air carrier.
BY PRIVATE JET
Forum participants may arrive in the Russian Federation by private aircraft.
St. Petersburg has five rail terminals: Moskovsky, Ladozhsky, Vitebsky, Finlyandsky, and Baltiysky. Each of St. Petersburg’s rail terminals is conveniently situated and serves suburban and international routes.Moscow – St. Petersburg
Sapsan high-speed trains depart from Leningradsky and Kursky Rail Terminals in Moscow, and arrive at Moskovsky Rail Terminal in St. Petersburg. Seventeen trains run along the route daily, with the journey time ranging from 3.5 to 4 hours.
Please visit the Russian Railways website for a detailed Sapsan timetable.
Moskovsky Rail Terminal
Ploshchad Vosstaniya metro station, 85, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg
Russian Railways information centre
8 (800) 775 0000
During the Forum, information and services point will be available at Moskovsky Rail Terminal to provide Forum participants with all the necessary information.
During the Forum, free shuttles will run between Moskovsky Rail Terminal and the Forum venue.