Currency and bank card transactions

Currency exchange

Please note the following currency exchange restrictions:

  • only USD and EUR cash can be freely exchanged for RUB cash.
  • you must present your ID (passport) for transactions over RUB 40,000.
  • there is NO exchanging non-cash currency for RUB cash using MasterCard or Visa bank cards issued outside of Russia. It is also not possible to withdraw RUB cash from these cards.

For up-to-date information on exchange rates, please visit the website of the Central Bank of Russia:

Listed below are the bank offices closest to the Forum venue (FEFU) and accommodation for participants.

Bank Address Opening hours
Forum venue
Gazprombank Far Eastern Federal University, A6 Mon.–Fri.: 09:30–18:00
Gazprombank 5A, Ulitsa Uborevicha Mon.–Fri.: 09:30–18:00
Sat.: 10:00–15:00
Gazprombank 109A, Svetlanskaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 09:30–19:00
Sat.: 10:00–16:00
Sberbank 37А, Russkaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 09:30–18:00
break from 13:30 to 14:00
Sberbank 59/2, Russkaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–19:00
Sat.: 10:00–17:00
Sberbank 16, Russkaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 08:30–18:30
Sat.: 09:30–16:30
Sberbank 44, Sakhalinskaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 09:30–18:00
Sat.: 10:00–15:00
Sberbank 277, Ulitsa Kalinina Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–18:30
Sat.: 10:00–14:00
Sberbank 7, Cheremukhovaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 08:30–18:30
Sat.: 10:00–16:00
Sberbank 53, Ulitsa Neybuta Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–18:00
Sat.: 10:00–16:00
Sberbank 88, Prospekt Krasnogo Znameni Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–19:00
Sat.: 10:00–16:30
Sberbank 11B, Ulitsa Praporschika Komarova Mon.–Fri.: 10:00–19:00
Sat.: 10:00–15:00
Sberbank 14, Posyetskaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–18:00
Sberbank 18, Okeansky Prospekt Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–19:00
Sat.: 10:00–16:00
Sberbank 110a, Okeansky Prospekt Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–18:30
Sat.: 09:00–15:30
Sberbank 3, Ulitsa Mordovtseva Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–19:00
Sat.: 10:00–16:00
Sberbank 52V, Prospekt Stoletiya Vladivostoka Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–19:00
Sat.: 09:30–16:30
Sberbank 150V, Prospekt Stoletiya Vladivostoka Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–18:00
Sat.: 09:30–16:00
Sberbank 53, Ulitsa Tukhachevskogo Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–18:00
Sberbank 21, Ulitsa Anny Shchetininoy Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–19:00
Sat.: 09:30–15:00
Sberbank 69, Lugovaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–18:30
Sberbank 18, Lugovaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–19:00
Sat.: 09:30–17:00
Sberbank 16, Ulitsa Borisenko Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–18:30
Sat.: 10:00–15:00
Sberbank 143, Svetlanskaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 09:30–18:30
Sat.: 10:00–15:00
VTB Bank 13, Svetlanskaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–19:00
Sat.: 10:00–15:00
VTB Bank 78, Svetlanskaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–18:00
VTB Bank 3, Verkhneportovaya Ulitsa Mon.–Thu.: 09:00–18:00
VTB Bank 39B, Russkaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–19:00
VTB Bank 277, Ulitsa Kalinina Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–19:00
VTB Bank 98A, Okeansky Prospekt Mon.–Fri.: 10:00–19:00
VTB Bank 8, Prospekt Ostryakova Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–18:00
Far Eastern Bank 27A, Verkhneportovaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–19:00
Far Eastern Bank 32, Ulitsa Zhigura Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–17:00
Far Eastern Bank 83, Svetlanskaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–19:00
Sat.: 10:00–16:00
Far Eastern Bank 27, Ulitsa Borisenko Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–19:00
Far Eastern Bank 19A, Russkaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–19:00
Sat.: 10:00–16:00
Far Eastern Bank 30B, Ulitsa Fadeeva Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–19:00
Alfa Bank 19, Ulitsa Admirala Fokina Mon.–Fri.: 10:00–19:00
Alfa Bank 5G, Prospekt Ostryakova Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–20:00
Sat.: 10:00–18:00
Alfa Bank 51, Prospekt Stoletiya Vladivostoka Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–20:00
Sat.: 10:00–18:00
Alfa Bank 8, Khar’kovskaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 10:00–19:00
Alfa Bank 26, Semenovskaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 10:00–18:00

If you arrive in Vladivostok by plane, you can use the currency exchange service at the airport.

Bank Address Opening hours
Global Exchange Vladivostok International Airport, Artyom, 41, Ulitsa Vladimira Saybelya 24 hours

Bank cards

We do recommend having cash with you for the entire duration of EEF due to restricted use of foreign bank cards in Russia.

In Russia, MIR and UnionPay payment systems work without restrictions in any currency. Participants are advised to apply for a card or bring their existing card of any of these payment systems, if possible.

Please note that the UnionPay payment system has started operating in Russia only recently, so the use of UnionPay cards may occasionally fail and transactions may not be completed.