Kazakhstan proposes introduction of visa-free regime with CIS
Baku, Azerbaijan, October 11
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
President of Kazakhstan Kassym Jomart Tokayev has suggested introduction of general visa regime on the territory of CIS countries, Trend reports with reference to BelTA.
The suggestion was made during the Summit of CIS Heads of State, held in Turkmenistan’s Ashgabat.
According to Tokayev, differences in national visa and migration laws of CIS create inconvenience for tourists.
“Maybe we should consider introducing a general visa regime on the territory of CIS under the code name "Commonwealth visa". This approach would allow us to significantly increase tourist traffic. Of course, our experts will need to seriously think on the issue,” Tokayev said.
He also added, that CIS countries have significant tourism potential.
On December 28, 2018, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan reached an agreement on the introduction of Silk Visa. The agreement assumes that any foreigner who legally entered Kazakhstan or Uzbekistan can safely move through the territory of two countries without receiving a visa for each of the states separately.
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