Kyrgyzstan cancels visa requirements with 44 countries
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 27 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
The law on "Introduction visa-free regime for up to 60 days for citizens of some countries" came into force in Kyrgyzstan on Friday, RIA Novosti reported with the reference to the Kyrgyz presidential press-service.
"Today, the law signed by President Almazbek Atambayev was published in the media and came into force," the press-service said.
According to the law, Kyrgyzstan cancels visa requirements with the countries which GDP exceeds $7,000. Among these countries there are almost all the countries of Western Europe, Canada, Korea, Kuwait, the Baltic States, New Zealand, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, US, Brunei, Bahrain and Qatar. The Kyrgyz government expects this law to increase the number of tourists and investors and promote bilateral relations with these countries.
"The Kyrgyz government should notify these countries about this law and introduction of unilateral visa regime within one month," the source said.
Visa-free regime will be in effect until December 31, 2020, and "if the law reaches its aims, it will be introduced on a permanent basis."