An agreement between Russia and Chile on visa-free short-term tourist travel comes into effect on Tuesday.
The agreement was signed on September 24, 2010.
Under the agreement, Russian and Chilean tourists are not required visas for entry, exit, transit or stay on the territory of another state for up to 90 days within each 180-day period from the first entry.
However, those who travel to Russia and vice-versa to start a business, to seek an employment, or to stay for more than 90 days, will still be required to obtain a visa.
Chile is the 11th state in Latin America to scrap visa requirements for Russian citizens, following Venezuela, Colombia, Cuba, Peru, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Brazil.
MOSCOW, January 18 (RIA Novosti)