Russia and Turkey to realize last step in visa-free regime

The final official step in the process of introducing a visa-free regime between Black Sea neighbors Russia and Turkey will be taken during Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s three-day visit to Russia, which kicks off today.

In January Turkish and Russian officials signed in Moscow a readmission agreement in a step towards a visa-free travel regime between their countries. With the foreign ministries of the two countries having now completed all necessary bureaucratic procedures, the two sides will now exchange notes, which will pave the way for 30 days of visa-free travel within a 90-day period for the citizens of both nations. The implementation will commence around 30 days after the exchange of notes, on April 20.

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