Visa-free regime forthe passengers of cruise vessels arriving the ports of Murmansk and Arkhangelsk

Passengers of cruise vesselsarriving the ports of Murmansk and Arkhangelsk can now stay inRussia without visas for 72 hours in case of staying on the board of the vessel or other place according to the group tourist program.

According to the decree of the Russian Federation Government signed on July, 22 Murmansk and Arkhangelsk are included in the list of ports with allowed entry to the Russian Federation for foreign citizens and stateless persons arriving as tourists aboard thecruise vesselsauthorized for passenger transportation.

Consequently, foreign citizens and stateless persons who visit seaports of Murmansk and Arkhangelsk in tourist groups arrived bycruise vesselshave an opportunity to stay in these regions for 72 hours without a visa.