On the 5th of December, during the meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Slovakia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov signed an agreement with the Foreign Minister of Andorra Maria Ubak on the abolition of visa regime between the countries, reports the Russian Foreign Ministry.
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The Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation is considering together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs possible introduction of electronic medical visa for foreigners. Director of the department of international cooperation and public relations of the Ministry of Health Sergey Muraviev informs about it.
A residence permit in Russia, which was previously issued for five years, from November 1 acquires an unlimited status, according to RIA Novosti. In this case, the period for consideration of the application will decrease by one and a half times - from 6 to 4 months. In addition, the decision will be made on the basis of only three documents, whereas eight documents required earlier.
The introduction of a common visa regime in the CIS countries could facilitate the development of business and tourism contacts between the countries, but it is still too early to discuss the possible timing of the implementation of this idea. The Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko said about it.
According to regional authorities, this will help tourism development.
Russia and Saudi Arabia discussed the possibility of abolishing visas and opening direct flights between the countries, as the press service of the Federal Agency for Tourism informed.
The agreement on the terms of rejection of visa formalities between Russia and Antigua and Barbuda, which was signed in St. Petersburg in June, comes into force on October 22. The message of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation informed about it on Thursday, writes TASS.
Foreigners applying for a Russian passport may be allowed to retain their first citizenship.