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The first group of Chinese tourists to come to Crimea within the framework of visa-free agreement
Citizens of the People's Republic of China - the most numerous guests of the Russian Federation according to the Federal Tourism Agency - now have access to recreation in Crimea. On July 20, 2014, the World Without Borders Travel Association will provide on July 20, 2014, the entry of the first group of Chinese citizens, who are next to Crimea, according to visa-free lists. From now on, in accordance with the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the People's Republic of China on visa-free group tourist trips, tourists from China can stay in Russia for up to 14 days.
The first group of Chinese tourists will fly to Moscow, from where they will later travel to the peninsula. Travelers from China are attracted by the unique nature, historical and cultural sights of the Crimea. The peninsula provides all the opportunities for beach, educational and even eco-tourism.
In 2013, according to the Federal Tourism Agency, more than 372 thousand Chinese entered Russia, of which more than 249 thousand people on visa-free lists, which is more than 65%. Moreover, in 2012, 343 thousand tourists from China arrived in our country, of which almost 185 thousand tourists came through the visa-free channel. Thus, the increase in the number of Chinese citizens entering Russia on visa-free lists amounted to 35%.