All Far East airports in Russia will now offer the free e-visa program and even Indians can avail it as well. This initiative is aimed at attracting business investment and bolstering tourism to Russia.
A bill on the free e-visa visa expansion has been submitted by the Ministry for the Development of the Far East to the Federal government. Upon approval, all nine airports in the region will be able to offer the e-visa regime. As of now, it is offered only at the port and airport in Vladivostok. Stay of up to 8 days is permitted by this visa upon arrival.
The free e-visa program will permit nationals of 18 nations to obtain a free digital visa to arrive at the Far East region in Russia. It is offered at present at the most populous of the Far East territories the Primorsky Krai region. Vladivostok is located here, as quoted by the A Times. Far East Russia is witnessing an increase in tourism on a yearly basis.
More than half million overseas visitors have arrived at Primorsky Krai in 2017. In 2016, 460, 000 visitors had arrived here, informed a local official. 3,000 people from 13 nations have already arrived with an e-visa to Vladivostok. More than 1,800 visitors were from China followed by Japan. Since the program was commenced, little more than 5,000 people from 18 nations have applied.
Nine international airports are present in Far East Russia. Four more airports along with Vladivostok will offer e-visas in Sakhalin, Khabarovsk, Amur and Kamchatka territories. The nationals of these nations can avail the free e-visa program – India, Brunei, Turkey, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, Morocco, Kuwait, Qatar, Iran, Bahrain, Algeria, Japan, Singapore, Mexico, North Korea, and China.
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