India, Russia sign pact for visa-free entry of flight crew

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By Press Trust of India|Updated: 21st November 2017

India, Russia sign pact for visa-free entry of flight crew

NEW DELHI: India and Russia have agreed to implement the general declaration for visa-free entry of the crew of scheduled and chartered flights between the two countries.

A pact on the issue was signed here recently by officials of the two countries, a home ministry official said today. The agreement will facilitate visa-free entry, stay and exit of the crew of aircraft of the designated airlines as well as other aircraft companies operating special and chartered flights in the respective territories on a reciprocal basis.

According to official estimates, around 1,200 scheduled flights ply between India and Russia every year. About 1,100 Russian chartered flights arrive in India every year. A majority of them land in Goa with Russian tourists.