The Russian Foreign Ministry reported that they are preparing visa-free agreements with 11 countries, including some Arab states. The timing of the innovation has not yet been announced, and many countries have long been visa-free for Russians or have introduced a simplified procedure for issuing visas. Who will benefit from visa-free travel with Russia?
“Draft intergovernmental agreements on visa-free travel of citizens with a number of states, and these are: Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahamas, Barbados, Haiti, Zambia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, are at various stages of development,” said TASS Secretary of State – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Evgeny Ivanov.
Interestingly, almost all of these countries are already visa-free for Russian tourists or with a simplified procedure for issuing visas. But at the same time, Russia is a visa destination for many countries on the list.
Bahrain has a simplified visa regime with the Russian Federation.
In Oman, Russian tourists can rest without a visa for up to 14 days.
A visa to Saudi Arabia is issued in electronic format.
To enter the Bahamas, citizens of the Russian Federation and stay in the country for up to 90 days do not need a visa.
Citizens of the Russian Federation do not need a visa to enter Barbados for a period not exceeding 30 days.
Citizens of the Russian Federation do not need a visa to visit Haiti for up to 90 days.
Russians can obtain a visa to Zambia with the right to visit the country for up to 90 days for tourist purposes upon arrival.
To visit Kuwait for tourism purposes, Russians need to obtain a visa at the country’s consulate.
To enter Malaysia, citizens of Russia do not need a visa if the purpose of the trip is tourism, transit, visiting friends or relatives, a short-term business visit, and the period of stay in the country does not exceed 30 days.
Russians do not need a visa to enter Mexico. It is enough just to issue an electronic permit.
Russians do not need a visa to travel to Trinidad and Tobago.