On 13 August, a bill on facilitation procedure for issuing Russian visas to foreign citizens was posted on the portal of legal acts. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation suggests allowing foreign tourists to apply for a visa to Russia without confirmation from the tour operator by the hotel reservation. Among innovations there is also an increase in maximum stay of foreign citizens in Russia from one month to six months.
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From October 1, Russian tourists will be able to get visas to Myanmar on arrival at the airports of Naypyidaw, Yangon and Mandalay, reports the Federal agency for tourism on Friday. "The test regime for issuing Russian tourists visas to Myanmar will start on October 1, 2019 and will last until September 30, 2020. A foreign passport is enough to get visas at the international airports of Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyidaw", - the ministry said.
From 1 August, Moscow offers tourists a new short number 122, and a landline ten-digit number +7 (495) 122-01-11 of the Moscow Tourist Information Support Centre. Now, Moscow guests may choose a method of communication: landline or mobile. The Call Centre is available 24/7.
The agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Maldives on mutual abolition of visa requirements has come into force. The document is published on the official Internet portal of legal information.
Head of the Federal Agency for Tourism Zarina Doguzova and Minister of Tourism of India Prahlad Singh Patel have discussed the development of tourism between Russia and India during the working meeting.
Last year was a record year for tourism in Moscow. 23.5 million tourists visited the city for at least one night. 56 million visited the capital, while 65 million visited the sites of the Moscow Seasons festival. Of course, the World Cup statistics affected the overall amount but even “pre-football” data were positive: 21.6 million tourists in 2017. Compared to 2010 (12.8 million), growth is evident.
The regime of electronic visa, the introduction of which is planned for the beginning of 2021, should work simultaneously in all regions of the Russian Federation, said the head of the Federal Agency for Tourism Zarina Doguzova. "The regime of the electronic visa will start to operate simultaneously on the territory of the whole Russia. We expect that it will happen in 2021", - she said during the interview on the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
Since July 8, Russia extends validity of tourist visas for Estonian citizens from one month to six months, press-officer at the Russian Embassy in Tallinn Maria Shustitskaya told to RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
From October 1, 2019, Russian tourists will be able to visit Myanmar without visas - a mark in the passport will be put on arrival, Eleven Media Group reported with reference to the official statement of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism of Myanmar.