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: cbr.ru.

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 08:00–20:00
Sberbank Far Eastern Federal University, A6 10:00–18:00
Vladivostok
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
Sberbank88, Prospekt Krasnogo Znameni Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–19:00
Sat.: 10:00–16:30
Sberbank 59/2, Russkaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–19:00
Sat.: 10:00–17:00
Sberbank 14, Posyetskaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–18:00
Sberbank18, Okeansky Prospekt Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–19:00
Sat.: 10:00–15:00
Sberbank3, Ulitsa Mordovtseva Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–19:00
Sat.: 10:00–16:00
Sberbank16, Russkaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–19:00
Sat.: 09:30–16:30
Sberbank52V, Prospekt Stoletiya Vladivostoka Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–19:00
Sat.: 09:30–16:00
Sberbank150V, Prospekt Stoletiya Vladivostoka Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–18:00
Sat.: 09:30–16:00
Sberbank53, Ulitsa Tukhachevskogo Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–18:00
Sat.: 09:00–16:00
Sberbank110a, Okeansky Prospekt Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–19:00
Sat.: 09:00–16:00
Sberbank21, Ulitsa Anny Shchetininoy Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–19:00
Sat.: 09:30–15:00
Sberbank16, Ilyichev Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–18:00
Sberbank69, Lugovaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–18:30
Sberbank16, Ulitsa Borisenko Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–18:30
Sat.: 10:00–15:00
Sberbank143, Svetlanskaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 09:30–18:30
Sat.: 10:00–15:00
VTB Bank13, Svetlanskaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–19:00
Sat.: 10:00–17:00
VTB Bank1, Verkhneportovaya Ulitsa Mon.–Thu.: 09:00–18:00
Sat.: 09:00–17:00
VTB Bank39B, Russkaya Ulitsa Mon.–Fri.: 10:00–19:00
Sat.: 10:00–17:00
VTB Bank277, Ulitsa Kalinina Mon.–Fri.: 10:00–19:00
Sat.: 10:00–17:00
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 break from 13:00 to 13:30
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 break from 13:00 to 13:30
Alfa Bank 19, Ulitsa Admirala Fokina Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–20:00
Sat.: 10:00–18:00
Alfa Bank 5G, Prospekt Ostryakova Mon.–Fri.: 09:00–20:00
Sat.: 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 ladivostok International Airport, Artyom, 41, Ulitsa Vladimira Saybelya, 1st floor Mon.–Fri.: 08:00–17:00

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.