Transport Ministry drafts a law to allow 72-hour visa-free stay for transit train passengers
The Ministryof Transport of the
amendments imply that foreign citizen arriving in
Ministry expect the new regulations to increase the flow of tourists to the
country and eventually the tax revenue to local budgets.
Union of Travel Industry supports the initiative of the Transport Ministry, as
well as a similar draft law concerning transit air passengers prepared by the
Ministry of Culture. But with a slight exception.
visa-free stay only for transit passengers is not going to do a lot of good.
Out of all passengers traveling through
the new law is to increase the inflow of illegal immigrants are groundless.
Mind that we are talking of citizens of economically developed countries the
list of which is going to be approved by the authorities. It didn't lead to
illegal work migration when tourists arriving by sea had been granted the right to enter the country for 72 hours with no visa. But it did attracted many more
up restrictions like a requirement of a transit seem to tell about the
Government's intention not to extend the visa-free regime unilaterally. And the
only ones to benefit from it are those involved in providing visa services to