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16 hour layover in OVB

16 hour layover in OVB

Old Feb 17, 15, 12:29 pm
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16 hour layover in OVB

First, I apologize if this was covered elsewhere. Despite reading several posts, I'm still confused.

Background: US passport holder, traveling from FRU to OVB, connecting in OVB to PEK. Both flights on S7 airline.

I will have a 16 hour layover in OVB. Despite finding numerous mentions of Visa-free transit for 20 country citizens, US included, it doesn't say anywhere whether if it's been implemented. I couldn't find anything on Russian Embassy website.

I would like to be able to leave the airport and see Novosibirsk during the 16 hour layover, without obtaining a visa. Is this possible? I will book a hotel room just to satisfy one of their requirements.

Or am I stuck in the airport for 16 hours? And if so, what can I do at the airport? I will fly business class on both legs, so I'm assuming there will be a lounge access.

Thanks in advance.
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Old Feb 17, 15, 1:21 pm
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Originally Posted by kip1124 View Post
I would like to be able to leave the airport and see Novosibirsk during the 16 hour layover, without obtaining a visa. Is this possible?
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Old Feb 18, 15, 5:34 am
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I would get a visa. A run into the city might be of interest to you but 16 hours at OVB could be a bit much to bear I think. A long nap/shower at the SkyPort Hotel beside the airport would be something I would consider.
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Old Feb 18, 15, 12:41 pm
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Thank you for the replies. I may have to book different dates just to avoid the long layover. I can't imagine being in the airport for 16 hours.
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