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Planning a Trip to Russia for the 2014 Winter Games

People who intend on going to the Winter Games should start preparing for their trip straight away.  Going to Russia during this time will be very expensive.  Due to this it is important to start saving as soon as possible.

There are a few basic expenses that vacationers will have to pay for.  These are flights, accommodation, event tickets and food.  Consumers need to remember that all prices will be inflated during the games.  This is because retailers, hotels and airlines will be trying to make the most of the event.  Unfortunately this is something that cannot be avoided.

Travelers should be aware that all foreign visitors to Russia will need a visa.  All one needs to get a visa is a valid passport, return tickets and sufficient funds.  Those who plan on extending their trip past three months will need to provide a HIV certificate.  Visas can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to process.

There are a few ways to reduce the costs of a trip to Russia.  Holidaymakers can get good package deals online.  Those who are not adverse to roughing it could stay at a hostel and cook their own food.  While this is not ideal it does allow budget orientated visitors to get to Russia for the games.  Tickets should generally be booked twelve to six months before the games.  Prices will increase as the games draw near.  This is due to the amount of people planning last minute trips to the games.