Hong Kong and Russia sign Visa Abolition Agreement
News - 2009-07-04
Russian and Hong Kong citizens can go on tourist and business trips to both the countries without visas for a period of up to 14 days from today.
Visa-free trips are being allowed under an agreement between Russia and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China on a mutual abolishment of visa requirements for permanent citizens of both nations.
The agreement entered into force on the 1st of July.
This will provide Russian visitors with greater convenience and help attract them to visit Hong Kong, as well as the growth potential of the Russian market in the long run.
In 2008, visitor arrivals from Russia to Hong Kong exceeded 37,000, 13% more than in 2007.