The Number of People Who Have Visited Russian Far East by E-Visa Last Week Exceeded 1700
More than 1.7 thousand foreigners used e-visa to visit the Russian Far East. In total, since August last year, over 35.2 thousand people from 14 countries have visited the Far Eastern Federal District by the electronic visas.
Most often by e-visa come from the People's Republic of China (more than 27.8 thousand people) and Japan (more than 7.1 thousand people). Also by e-visa arrived 143 Singaporeans, 58 Indians, 27 DPRK citizens, 21 Saudis, 15 Mexican citizens, 10 Turkish citizens, 9 Bahrainis, 6 Algerians, 4 Iranians, 4 Moroccans, 3 UAE residents, and 2 persons from Kuwait.
By e-visa, you can arrive in six Far Eastern regions. There are air checkpoints in Vladivostok (Knevichi), Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Yelizovo), Blagoveshchensk, Khabarovsk (Noviy), Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Khomutovo), and Anadyr (Ugolny). Most often, by e-visa arrive in Primorsky Krai, the first arrivals are also recorded in Khabarovsk Krai (nine entries) and Sakhalin (seven entries).
Maritime checkpoints operate in three regions: Primorsky Krai, Kamchatka and Sakhalin. On an e-visa in Primorye it is possible to arrive through railway checkpoints “Pogranichny”, “Khasan”, and “Makhalino”, and highway checkpoints “Poltavka” and “Turiy Rog”.
Since August of last year, 45.5 thousand electronic visas have been issued for the visitors of the Russian Far East. The most active are Chinese and Japanese, who received over 47.1 thousand visas (37.6 thousand - residents of China and over 9.5 thousand - residents of Japan).
Residents of 18 countries can apply for an e-visa on a specialized website. This should be done four days before the expected entry. E-visa is issued free of charge, without any consular fee.
By Eugenia Vasilyeva
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