The Passenger Port of St. Petersburg Marine Façade announced that the cities of Kotka, Finland and St. Petersburg, Russia have prepared and submitted a proposal to the Finish government to consider the idea of Visa-free stays up to 72 hours for Russian citizens visiting Finland by sea.

The initiative is aimed at ferry service, but could also have a positive effect on the cruise industry. The initial phase is proposed for 2017-2020.

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