The Russians will stay longer in Costa Rica without a visa
On May 25, an agreement between the governments of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Costa Rica on the mutual abolition of visas comes into force. The relevant information was posted on its official website by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. "In accordance with the agreement, citizens of the Russian Federation who are holders of valid passports have the right to cross the border, enter, transit, exit and stay on the territory of the Republic of Costa Rica without visas up to 90 calendar days, counting from the date of entry,” the message of the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
It should be noted that earlier the Russians could stay in Costa Rica without visas for up to 30 days. Now this period has tripled. Refusal of visa formalities was reported previously in May last year. Thus, 12 months after the announcement it will actually take effect. According to experts, the removal of any visa restrictions always has a positive effect on the flow of tourists to countries where the liberalization of the entry regime takes place. Nevertheless, the excitement with the demand for tours in Costa Rica is not expected. Despite the fact that the Republic is the most popular among tourists among the countries of Central America, the total sales of tours to it are quite low in Russia.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.