One Thousand E-Visas Issued for Visiting the Russian Far East over the Past Week
Over one thousand E-Visas have been issued for visiting the Russian Far East over the past week. In total since August of last year, electronic visas have received more than 58 thousand foreign visitors from 18 countries.
The most active remain Chinese (44.4 thousand visas) and Japanese (11.3 thousand visas).
This year, more than 43.3 thousand foreigners from 14 countries have already used e-visa.
Most often on e-visa come citizens of the People's Republic of China (more than 34 thousand people) and residents of Japan (8.9 thousand people). Also by means of this mechanism on the Russian Far East arrived 164 citizens of Singapore, 73 Indians, 31 citizens of DPRK, 21 residents of Saudi Arabia, 19 Mexicans, 12 - Turkish, 9 residents of Bahrain, 6 - Algerians, 4 - Iranians, 4 - Moroccans, 3 people from UAE, and two from Kuwait.
Today, it is possible to arrive on an e-visa in six Far Eastern regions of Russia. There are air checkpoints in Vladivostok (Knevichi), Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Yelizovo), Blagoveshchensk, Khabarovsk (Novyi), Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Khomutovo), and Anadyr (Ugolny). 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”.
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 consular fee.
We remind that Chinese citizens will be able to visit Kamchatka Krai without any visa. The Government of Kamchatka Krai and the Federal Agency for Tourism (Rostourism) signed the relevant agreement within the framework of the «Days of the Russian Far East» in Moscow.