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September 5, 2018

Dominica Passport Holders to get Visa-Free Travel to Russia

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Elevay Global

The Dominican government has been working hard to increase the number of countries its citizens can travel visa-free. They had previously announced working on agreements with key countries Russia, UAE, South Africa and China. It appears that their efforts have been successful, at least with visa-free travel to Russia.

The Russian government has endorsed a visa-waiver agreement which will allow Dominicans to visit Russia for up to three months at a time, and vice versa.

The draft agreement waives visas for holders of Russian passports valid abroad, including diplomatic and service passports, and citizens of the Commonwealth of Dominica who hold diplomatic, service and regular passports, provided their stay does not exceed 90 days in any 180-day period.
TASS: Russian News Agency

While the agreement has been endorsed, there is no mention of an official date for implementation. The addition of Russia means that Dominicans will be able to travel visa-free to 124 countries. Once the agreement is finalized, they will join St. Kitts and Nevis and Grenada as the third Caribbean CIP offering visa-free travel to Russia.

Although no news has been released regarding visa-free travel to South Africa or China, Dominica has been working to further their relationship with the UAE. Because of the high-demand for citizenship by investment services from the UAE, they have announced plans to establish a Dominican embassy in Abu Dhabi and a Dominica Consulate General in Dubai.

High demand and interest from the UAE significantly contributed to the UAE-Dominica bilateral relations, which lead the Dominican government to establish Dominica Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Dominica Consulate General in Dubai. The diplomatic mission is under the formation process and will be operational soon.

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