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Russia to sign visa deal with Jamaica

Monday, July 16, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Russia is to sign a deal with Jamaica to extend visa-free stay for Russians in Jamaica from 30 t0 90 days.

According to a report on TASS Russian News Agency, a draft of the agreement to this effect was posted on the official website of legal information in that country last Tuesday.

When contacted, Senior Communications Director in the Ministry of Tourism Delano Seiveright told OBSERVER ONLINE that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, which is piloting the process, has agreed in principle and are ironing out the details so that a Cabinet submission can be made in due course.

Under the agreement, Russians will need no entry visas to stay in Jamaica for up to 90 days, covering all types of trips.

Meanwhile, Seiveright said Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett is to make an announcement regarding the Russian market and “very positive efforts so far in getting that market on solid growth.”

He added that the ministry is excited as Russia is one of the markets that they have been aggressively targeting and expect to see an influx of Russian tourists in coming months and years.

Shanica Blair

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