Japan and Russia will ease visa restrictions for citizens of each other’s countries from 1 January 2017, according to a statement made by the Russian Foreign Ministry on 27 December.
Henceforth, Russian citizens visiting Japan can extend their multiple-entry visas validity period for short-term visits to five years.
Sputnik adds that from now, Russian tourists also would not need a letter of reference from Japanese guarantors.
On the other hand, citizens of Japan will be eligible for multiple tourist visas for a period of up to six months or up to one year, while multiple business and humanitarian visas would be issued by Russia to Japanese citizens for a period of up to five years.
The world’s largest country by size and Asia’s second largest economy decided to simplify visa rules for each other when Vladimir Putin, Russian President, toured Japan on 15-16 December.
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