Tourists sailing to Russia on board yachts could be allowed to stay in the eastern European country for up to three days without a visa

Sailors headed for

Russia could soon be permitted to stay in the country visa-free for up to three


The idea is all part

of a new bill currently being considered by the Russian government.

The bill would let

foreign tourists who arrive in Russia on sports and recreational sailing

vessels, enter the country without a visa for up to 72 hours.

At present, the

majority of tourists need a visa and official invitation from an authorised

body in order to visit Russian ports by boat.

Russia’s Transport

Ministry came up with the idea in a bid to increase the number of yacht

tourists visiting the country.

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