25 Feb 2019 15:58

Russia may simplify visa system for foreign tourists

MOSCOW. Feb 25 (Interfax) - President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian Foreign Ministry to prepare proposals on simplifying the visa system for foreign tourists.

The instruction was given after the Delovaya Rossiya civic organization's forum of February 6, 2019.

"The Russian Foreign Ministry should work together with the Interior Ministry, the Federal Security Service, and Rostourism, and put forward proposals on simplifying the visa system (including through a broader issuance of e-visas) for foreign citizens who visit the Russian Federation as tourists," the order, which was posted on the Kremlin website, said.