The US Bering Strait Regional Commission said it was ready to issue special inserts for passports carried by native Alaskans wishing to visit the Russian peninsula without a visa in line with an existing bilateral agreement on two-way trips by local residents.
A corresponding agreement on Bering Strait crossing between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was signed in 1989.
A traveler who qualifies for the program should be native person of one of the two regions. The only documents required are a passport insert and a national identity document.
Border checkpoints in Alaska are in Nome and Gambell, and in Chukotka – at Anadyr, Provideniya, Lavrentiya and Uelen.
The maximum visa-free stay for both sides is 90 days.
The new procedure has been effective since July 17, 2015.