The Ministry of Economic Development announced that the tourist visa-free exchange will start on August 1, but in fact everything turned out to be somewhat different. In fact, on August 1, the coordination of travel companies that will send groups began. Then the first test group of Chinese tourists arrived in Russia. And last weekend, a Russian tourist group went to China without visas.On August 18, 5 people in the tour group left Blagoveshchensk, successfully passed all the necessary procedures at the Russian-Chinese border, reached the city of Heihe, got acquainted with the sights for two days and returned to Blagoveshchensk on Sunday.
According to insiders, the test trips were very successful, and in the twenties visa-free group tourism to China will work on a permanent basis.