RF Government approves ports available for visa-free entry of ferry passengers

The list of Russian ports available for visa-free entry of foreigners includes Big Port of St. Petersburg, Vyborg port and St. Petersburg Passenger Port (Marine Facade complex). Apart from the above ports, preferential regime will be applied in Kaliningrad, Vladivostok, Novorossiysk, Sochi and Korsakov (Sakhalin region).

The corresponding document has been signed by RF Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Governmental press center reports According to the document; ferry captain is to provide a port with a list of passengers and their sightseeing program in at least 72 hours before ferry arrival. Visa-free tourists are allowed to travel only in a group following the route announced in the program. Not later than after 72 hours after the entry the group is obliged to leave the territory of Russia – border check point in the port. The stay period can be extended in case a ferry departure is delayed because of its damage, natural disaster or other force majeure circumstance. A tourist is also allowed to stay longer in case of emergency treatment or severe disease

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