In 2018, in addition to Vladivostok airport, an e-visa will be enough to enter Russia through the airports of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Blagoveshchensk, Khabarovsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, and Anadyr. Thus, six Far Eastern regions will be able to receive foreigners on an electronic visa. Yakutsk is not on the list yet.
"International airports of these Far Eastern regions are already technically equipped for the use of electronic visas. A simplified procedure for entry of foreign nationals on electronic visas will be extended to the rest of the air border crossing points located on the territory of the Far East, as soon as they are equipped with the appropriate hardware and software packages,” explained the State Secretary - Deputy Minister for Development of Russian Far East Pavel Volkov.
The Ministry for Development of Russian Far East has submitted a bill to the government of the Russian Federation in accordance with the RF President's instruction on the extension of the Vladivostok Free Port regime to air checkpoints located on the territory of the Far Eastern Federal District. The bill establishes the possibility of extending the simplified procedure for the entry of foreign citizens on electronic visas to all air checkpoints located on the territory of the Far Eastern Federal District.
Currently, nine air border crossing points are located in the Far Eastern Federal District. As of February 5 in the Far East almost 8 thousand electronic visas were issued to citizens of 18 countries, of which two thousand were issued this year.