Minvostokrazvitiya of Russia has developed and submitted to the government of the Russian Federation a bill on the entry of foreign citizens on an electronic visa through all international airports of the Far East. This was announced by Minister for Development of Russian Far East, Aleksandr Galushka.
"The President of the country instructed to extend the mechanism of electronic visa to all international airports of the Far East without exception. Such a bill has already been submitted to the government of Russia. We believe that starting in 2018, we will do this not only for Vladivostok, but for all international airports. It will be possible to fly by e-visa from Tokyo to Blagoveshchensk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and other cities,” noted Aleksandr Galushka. It should be noted that foreigners will be able to enter Yakutia through the international airport ‘Yakutsk’ by electronic visa.
The order to make the Far East more accessible to foreigners and to extend the mechanism of an electronic visa to other international airports was given by Russian President Vladimir Putin following a meeting of the Presidium of the State Council held in September 2017 in Vladivostok.
According to the data of the Ministry for Development of Russian Far East, almost 6,000 electronic visas have been issued to citizens of 18 countries to visit Vladivostok via the Free Port. A simplified visa regime was used by almost 4 thousand people.