Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree on the introduction of a simplified visa regime for citizens of 52 countries. The rule comes into force from the beginning of next year. Now, citizens of Mexico, Portugal, China, India, Denmark, Saudi Arabia and other states have received the right to apply for an electronic visa.
The list includes all states that were allowed to enter the Russian Federation by electronic visa as part of a pilot project launched in 2017. Only foreigners arriving in the regions of the Far East, St. Petersburg, Leningrad and Kaliningrad regions could apply for a visa, they could not leave the borders of these regions.
Now the visa is valid throughout the country, and entry is carried out through any specially equipped checkpoint. The tenure of tourists increased from eight to 16 days.
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