OREANDA-NEWS  Russia and China have renewed an agreement on visa-free group tourist trips, which was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is reported by RBC with reference to sources in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia and the Ministry of Economic Development.

We are talking about a document that was signed between the countries in February 2000. The agreement allows organized tourists in a group of 5 to 50 people to visit a neighboring country on lists and without obtaining a visa, as well as stay on its territory for up to 15 days.

Earlier, Leonid Fleet, Vice-president of the Russian Union of Tourism Industry (PCT), said that Chinese tourists will come to Moscow on February 23 for the first time after the pandemic. He stressed that visas were issued for all representatives of the first group of tourists, as "people really wanted to go." A total of 34 people from the city of Guangzhou were recruited.