Russia and South Africa to Begin Visa-Free Regime from March 30

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From March 30, Russians will be able to visit South Africa without a visa for up to 90 days following the exchange of diplomatic notes between the two countries, according to a tweet by the Russian Embassy in the Republic of South Africa.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree that cemented the agreement between the governments of Russia and South Africa to abolish visas, the Russian government’s website reported.

"The protocol guarantees visa-free travel for up to 90 days,” the website read. “The protocol will contribute to the development of trade, economic cooperation and tourism.”

The Russian Foreign Ministry will exchange diplomatic notes with the Republic of South Africa after the decree is signed.