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The Public Council of the federal tourist agency suggested issuing Russian visas on the basis of hotel reservations  05.06.2017 12:20

The committee for the development and support of tourism of the public council suggested adding to the list of requirements for Russian visa the reservation of accommodation in hotels that have been checked.

The committee sent a proposal to the federal tourist agency to apply to the Russian Ministry of Culture to initiate the introduction of amendments to the federal law on entry to and exit from Russia. It is proposed to add to the list of requirements for issuing a Russian visa to the foreign citizen the point "documents which confirm an accommodation in hotels and other facilities that have been gone through the obliged classification of tourism industry objects".

"That will increase the tourist flow to Russia, that will raise tourism to a much higher level, and will also allow the Russian legislation in the field of tourism to satisfy the requirements of modern world practice", - the committee said in its message to the federal tourist agency.

In his statement, the speaker of the committee Ivan Vvedensky said that this step allowed a tourist who has reserved a hotel through online booking systems to get visa support. "He will be able to go for example to the consulate with confirmation of the reservation if it is necessary", he explained.