In May 1988, a Bering Air aircraft lifted the 41-year-old “Ice Curtain” between Alaska and the Soviet Union, now known as Russia after the collapse in the early 90’s. The historic flight and opening of the airways between western Alaska and the former Soviet Far East represented the fulfillment of a goal that had long existed in the thoughts of many Alaskans and Russians alike.
Opportunities abound for developing new friendships, reuniting separated families, and replacing years of misunderstanding with joint efforts and enterprise. However, Chukotka – the region where Bering Air flies – is still considered to be a “closed” region within the Russian Federation. U.S. citizens and other nationals must have a valid passport, Russian visa and an official entry permission document signed by appropriate Russian/Chukotkan authorities. Visas are issued based upon an invitation from a person or corporation.
WHAT BERING AIR DOES FOR FLIGHTS TO THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST ▼
WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST ▼
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO GO TO CHUKOTKA ▼
ALASKA RUSSIAN TIME CHANGE ▼
AIRCRAFT INFORMATION ▼
HOW MUCH WILL A FLIGHT COST? ▼
SEAT FARE PASSENGERS ▼
CHARTER CHECKLIST ▼
Russian Travel FAQs ▼
Russian Travel Desk, Bering Air, Inc.
P.O. Box 1650
Nome, Alaska 99762-1650 U.S.A.
Open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday