Guyanese no longer require visa for travel to Russia


unnamed[] – Guyanese will no longer require a visa to travel to Russia, following an agreement signed between the two countries at the weekend.

According to a release from the Ministry of the Presidency, Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge and his counterpart of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov, on Sunday signed the agreement, on behalf of their countries.

This new agreement will facilitate visa free travel for citizens, between the two States.

The signing took place on the sidelines of the United Nations 70th General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters.

Minister Greenidge said “it is a process that is aimed at encouraging movement between the two countries.”

 This new agreement will now afford citizens from these two countries the opportunity to travel between the two countries without a visa and stay for a maximum of six months.

This new development will also see a major boost for the local tourism and business industries the Minister said.

In addition, the Minister said he views this move as one that will also remove a major barrier and one that will enhance business relations between the two countries.



  1. No visas to enter Russia? Wow! I could just picture the long lines forming outside the Russian Embassy. The seawall by the embassy will become a place for brisk business and traffic will crawl to a halt. Go on folks, Snowden is waiting to welcome you.


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