Any entry permit to visit Yakutsk and Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia?

Arctic snowmobile expedition from Karachi to Big Lyakhovsky Island, one of many New Siberian islands. Photo by Roland Georges N, a Swiss guest, VisitYakutia.com
Arctic snowmobile expedition from Kazachie to Big Lyakhovsky Island, one of many New Siberian islands. Photo by Roland Georges N, a Swiss guest, VisitYakutia.com

When travelers plan to come to Yakutsk, the capital city of Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia’s Siberia, they often ask one common question:

“Do I need to get a special permit for visiting Yakutsk?”

The answer is simple, “No, you don’t need it, the only thing you need to have is a valid Russian visa.”

A special entry permit for travels across the vast territory of the Sakha Republic (3 million sq. km) is required to obtain, if you would wish to be in the Arctic state border zone. It’s the area, which is located within 100 km along the seashore. Look up on the map and check.

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