Russia negotiates Visa-free regime with Bahrain, Oman, and Saudi Arabia

Published on: 17 January 2023

According to Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Ivanov, Moscow is currently working on introducing new visa-free agreements for Russian nationals traveling to Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and others. 

On January 16th, 2023, the diplomat reported the existence of draft projects regarding visa-free agreements between Russia and several other countries to the Russian news agency TASS last Monday. He mentioned that Russia is negotiating visa-free regimes with Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Zambia, Mexico, and Malaysia, as well as the following island states in the Caribbean: the Bahamas, Barbados, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, and Saint Lucia.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Ivanov added that Russia is also discussing the idea of extending its current visa-free regime term of stay with Hong Kong from two weeks to one month. 

He also said that as of today, the Russian Federation offers visa-free entry to its territory to people from more than 60 countries around the world, with their national passports being the only requirement to enter the country.

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