The Freeport of Vladivostok in eastern Russia will allow nationals of 18 countries to enter it with visas on arrival from September during the third Eastern Economic Forum, allowing easy access for visitors coming in from Asia and the Persian Gulf.
This area, which is being developed as a gaming zone, is expected to see eight casinos to be opened in the near future. Meanwhile, seaside entertainment resorts project of NagaCorp worth $350 million are also slated to be opened in 2019.
The countries which would be given four-day visas on arrival with a single option for renewal include China, Japan, Singapore, India, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Turkey and some others. Visitors will only be allowed to travel within the Primorsky Krai region.
Most number of tourists who would arrive under this scheme would be Chinese and Japanese, it is averred.
World Casino News cites Asia Times as quoting Irina Tyurina, a spokesperson for the Russian Tourism Industry Union, as saying that the e-visas should make it convenient for business people and others those who visit Russia.
The number of tourist arrivals from China to this region rose by 15 percent as their number touched around 1,300,000, which is more than the visitors from all the other 17 countries combined.
If you are looking to travel to the Freeport of Vladivostok, get in touch with Y-Axis, one of the top immigration consultancy companies, to apply for a visa on arrival from one of its several offices.