Regions of the Russian Far East, thanks to the simplified visa regime, were visited by 128,108 foreigners. A total of 168810 residents of other countries have been approved by the Far Eastern free e-visa and more than 120 thousand foreigners got free e-visas and visited Russian Far East.
Since the beginning of the mechanism, the visa has been most popular with Chinese citizens – 130,653 people have applied for it. In second place is Japan, where 33,495 residents used the simplified system. And traditionally, the third place in terms of popularity of e-visas is for citizens of the Republic of India; 2427 citizens of India have been approved to issue free e-visa.
The most popular place to visit is Primorsky Krai; according to the electronic document, 124623 people visited it. The Khabarovsk Territory and the Sakhalin Oblast are almost equally in demand, with the number of entrants of 1,440 and 1,321, respectively. The Trans-Baikal Territory and the Republic of Buryatia, recently joined to the Far East, are also increasing the use of electronic visas. During the operation in the territory of the mechanism, 487 people passed through the Trans-Baikal checkpoints, and 207 foreigners visited Buryatia.
We remind you that you can come to the region with an electronic visa through the checkpoints in Vladivostok (Knevichi), Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Yelizovo), Blagoveshchensk (Ignatievo), Khabarovsk (Novy), Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Khomutovo) and Anadyr (Ugolny), Chita ( Kadala) and Ulan-Ude (Baikal). In addition, maritime checkpoints operate in the Sakhalin Region, Primorsky and Kamchatka Territories. In Primorye, an electronic visa can be reached through the railway checkpoints “Border”, “Hassan”, “Makhalino”, automobile checkpoints “Poltavka” and “Turiy Rog”.
Citizens of 18 countries can apply for an electronic visa: Algeria, Bahrain, Brunei, India, Iran, Qatar, China, North Korea, Kuwait, Morocco, Mexico, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Tunisia, Turkey and Japan. Since June 19, 2019, residents of the island of Taiwan have been included in the list, during which time they received 382 visas and now more than 120 thousand foreigners got free e-visas and visited Russian Far East.
The electronic visa mechanism has been operating in the Far East since August 2017. An application for an electronic visa is accepted on a specialized site. This must be done four days before the intended entry. An electronic visa is issued free of charge, without charging a consular fee.
Information provided by the Ministry of Development of Russian Far East.