MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia could introduce a simplified visa regime to attract foreign tourists, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday.
"In order to attract foreign tourists, there may be a need to provide for a further simplification of some visa formalities, for example expanding the practice of visa-free group exchange. We could do this for the whole group of BRICS countries," Putin said at a meeting with Russia's State Council.
Brazilian citizens can currently stay in Russia for up to 90 days without applying for a visa. Tourists traveling to Russia who are citizens of India, China and South Africa must obtain a visa to enter the country.