MOSCOW, January 01, 15:53 /ITAR-TASS/. From January 1, Russians do not need to obtain visas for visiting South Korea, and from now on they will be able to stay for 72 hours at Chinese airports of Dalian and Shenyang if they are taking connecting flights there.
Russia and South Korea signed an agreement on mutual lifting visa requirements on November 13, 2013 in Seoul. A visa-free regime is available for citizens of the two countries for a term of 60 days. However, visas still remain for those travelling for studies, work or for permanent stay.
From Wednesday Russian transit tourists taking connecting flights at China’s Dalian and Shenyang airports may remain at the airports without visas for 72 hours.