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Visa-free entry to the Far East will promote the cruise tourism  09.03.2017 08:34

On March 7, 2017, the Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on the introduction of a simplified visa regime in the Far East. According to the law, foreign citizens will be able to obtain a free visa through the special website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs within four days. The document will be valid for 30 days and will allow up to 8-day stay in Russia.

World practice shows that the simplification of the visa regime increases the tourist flow in the country by times. It is expected that the system will start working in full force this summer and will contribute to the development of cruise tourism, since foreign liners come to Vladivostok from March to September. Russia becomes a cruise superpower. In 2017, 9 from 14 planned visits account for liners of the largest European cruise company Costa. Citizens of Japan, China, South Korea, the United States and European countries will come to Vladivostok on the boards of foreign cruise companies. In addition, visa-free entry will be appreciated by investors planning to attend the APEC economic summit which takes place in Vladivostok each September.