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Russia to Consider Easing Visa Requirements for Tourists
30.03.2014 13:10
Russia to Consider Easing Visa Requirements for Tourists

Russian parliament plans to discuss a draft law lengthening the validity of Russian tourist visas and easing the requirements for obtaining them, a government website said on Friday.

      The bill, initiated by the Russian government, proposes to reduce the complexity of the application process for tourist visas, as well as extending their period of validity from 30 days to six months.

      The measure is aimed at simplifying the entry procedures for foreign citizens who come to Russia for a variety of reasons, including cultural, scientific and athletic exchange.

      "This will make it possible to significantly ease the visa requirements for citizens of those countries that are ready to introduce similar procedures for Russian citizens," the statement says.

      Almost 15 million Russian tourists traveled abroad last year, a 20 percent increase over the year before, according to the Russian Federal Tourism Agency. Russia saw a 10 percent increase in foreign tourist arrivals last year, which are expected to reach 23 million annually by 2017.

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian visa Visa tourism in Russia travel to Russia  

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