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Russian Federation : Almost 78 thousand foreigners visited the Far East by e-visa.

Since August 2017, when the electronic visa mechanism began to be applied in the Far East, 77943 foreign citizens have already entered through the checkpoints of the free port of Vladivostok on an electronic visa. In total, more than 108.4 thousand applications for electronic visa were submitted.

The application for an electronic visa is accepted on a specialized website. This must be done four days before the intended entry. Electronic visa is issued free of charge, without consular fees.

Today, citizens of 19 countries can apply for an electronic visa to visit the Far East: Algeria, Bahrain, Brunei, India, Iran, Qatar, China, North Korea, Kuwait, Morocco, Mexico, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey and Japan.

Most of all, such a mechanism is in demand among the citizens of the People's Republic of China, who have received more than 82,000 visas, with more than 60,000 residents of China already taking advantage of them. In second place were the people of Japan, who received more than 21,000 visas, used more than 16.8 thousand people. On the e-visa, 218 citizens of Singapore and 121 citizens of India also entered the Far East.

Since June, taking into account two new international airports in the Republic of Buryatia and the Trans-Baikal Territory, 8 Far Eastern regions can be visited by electronic visa. Air check points operate in Vladivostok (Knevichi), Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Yelizovo), Blagoveshchensk (Ignatievo), Khabarovsk (New), Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Khomutovo) and Anadyr (Coal), Chita and Ulan-Ude (Baikal). In addition, in the Sakhalin region, Primorsky and Kamchatka regions operate sea checkpoints.

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Date:Jul 15, 2019
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