Visa no longer required from Moroccans wishing to visit Russia’s Far East

This could be good news for Moroccans willing to travel to Russian Far East.

Moroccans will no longer be required to get visa to travel to that part of the Russian Republic.

The announcement was made on Monday by Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, who said that businessmen and tourists from 18 countries, including Morocco, can travel to the Far East Russia without visas.

“I have recently approved the list of countries, whose nationals can take advantage of the preferential regime. Businessmen and tourists will not need to undergo the traditional procedure of Russian visas receipt,” said Medvedev.

The Russian PM added all that is required from foreigners willing to visit the region is “to enter their data on a special website in the Internet.”

Moscow is hoping that the cancellation of visa procedures “will promote growth of investment and tourist attractiveness of the Far East,” said Medvedev.

The decision is expected to generate money through tourist traffic. The selection of the 18 countries, many of which are Arab ones, was not based on the fact that they “are situated at a closer or longer distance” from Russia, said Medvedev, but on bilateral agreements “on visa-free travel for those ready to use such an approach for us,” explained the Russian PM.

The list of the 18 countries comprises Algeria, Bahrain, Brunei, India, Iran, Qatar, China, North Korea, Kuwait, Morocco, Mexico, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Tunisia, Turkey and Japan.

Russia’s Far East is a predominantly mountainous region with a number of volcanoes, some of which are still active. The trip from Moscow to the region can take a few days, and the region has some of the coldest places on Earth.  Furthermore, the whole adventure might be expensive. Still, the region has a lot to offer in terms of natural beauty.

Many people would certainly ask themselves, “is it really worth it?”. It is up to each to decide, whether they want to bet the farm on such a journey or not.