European destinations reported healthy growth this summer despite rising political risks and less relaxed financial conditions posing a threat to the global economic outlook.
In news from the Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, 18 countries will benefit from a new visa-free regime for Russia’s Far East.
Citizens of 80 countries may visit Belarus visa-free and without registering with the interior bodies. New legislation entered into effect February 12, 2017.
Beginning in April, visa-free travels between Belarus and China will be allowed for organized tourist groups. According to Vadim Karmazin, Director of the Tourism Department of the Belarusian Sports and Tourism Ministry, a new protocol has been set up in between the two countries, to allow for mutual visa free travel.
The European Union is all set to restrict passport-free travel over the imminent refugee crisis. By invoking an emergency rule to impose controls at several borders, EU officials may reverse the decades old expansionist policy for passport free travel across Europe.
Could visa-free travel to Russia finally become a reality? According to Russia’s top immigration official, such a move could happen sooner than many had hoped, with visa requirements for EU citizens being lifted by 2014 a ‘distinct possibility’.