Talk about the global economy being in a limbo, and everyone is now trying to voo the money to come and visit their country. Forget if Snap, Inc. CEO thinks India is a poor country, the people who want tourism don’t think so. Over the months, Qatar, Singapore and UAE have made overtures to India to provide slightly easier Visa regimes for those on transit at least.
Yesterday, the Russian PM signed off on a decree that allows citizens of 18 countries visa-free travel to the Russian Far East starting August 2017. Per this report.
RF Government has approved the list of 18 countries whose citizens can obtain electronic single entry business, tourist or humanitarian visas when entering the Russian Federation through checkpoints at the Free Port of Vladivostok (Order No 692-r dated 14 April 2017).
It has been established that the Russian Government shall determine the countries whose nationals are to be granted e-visas when entering Russia through checkpoints at the Free Port of Vladivostok.
The signed directive contains an approved list of 18 countries: Algeria, Bahrein, Brunei, India, Qatar, People’s Republic of China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Morocco, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Tunisia, Turkey and Japan.
The citizens of these countries shall benefit from simplified procedures when obtaining visas of up to 30 days with a period of stay in the Russian Federation not exceeding eight days. These visas can be executed as e-documents.
How to get there? Clearly Vladivostok is a free trade zone and must be having an airport of its own, but this would mean going to the far east to come to the Centre of Russia if you are a tourist and are interested in the history of Russia.
I’m still scratching my head on this one about how to get there. If you have any ideas, do let me know too!