MOSCOW, November 5 (RAPSI) – The State Duma passed two bills on the development of tourism in Russia’s Far East in the first reading on Tuesday.

The first bill envisages a simplified procedure of entrance to car, river or combined checkpoints in Russia’s Far East for foreigners having e-visa. A checkpoint list is to be approved by the government, according to the initiative.Another

legislative proposal will permit foreigners having a single-entry e-visa and entering Russia through checkpoints at the Free Port of Vladivostok or air checkpoints of the Far East to travel through all territorial entities within the Far Eastern Federal District.

The draft laws are aimed to create additional favorable conditions for the tourism development in the Far Eastern regions, an explanatory note to the documents reads.