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The Federal Agency for Tourism named the date of introduction of electronic visa in all regions  01.07.2019 13:05

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.

According to Doguzova, the work is carried out on behalf of the Russian President in the frame of working group. "There is a very low level of awareness in the world of the fact that some regions of the Russian Federation already have an electronic visa regime. It is difficult for people to explain why it is possible to go to one region of the country with a simplified visa regime, but it is not possible to go to the other", - said Doguzova.

"As soon as the e-visa regime starts to work in the whole territory of the Russian Federation, Russia will become the country with the most liberal visa regime among developed countries. We are going to promote this idea", - assured the interlocutor of the agency.

In addition to the electronic visa, the agency intends to continue to work on liberalization of visa regime in other separate areas.

The head of the Federal Agency for Tourism stressed that the electronic visa will work in 2021 in the whole territory of the Russian Federation and will have a validity period of 14 days (possibly 16 days).

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is held on June 6-8. Rossiya Segodnya is a media partner of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

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