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Saudi Arabia eases travel restrictions on women

Saudi Arabia has begun allowing adult women to travel without permission and to exercise more control over family matters. The regulatory changes stipulated that a Saudi passport should be issued to any citizen who applies for it and …

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Youngsters to help tourists in central Istanbul

A total of 450 volunteers will help tourists in Istanbul this season, according to local media. This year about 1,500 students applied for the activity. Volunteer tourism ambassador candidates, composed of high school and …

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'Police tourists' from Russia expected in Turkey

At least 250,000 Russian police officers and their families are expected to visit Turkey starting from August, after Moscow removed a ban that had prevented members of the Russian security forces from travelling to some countries. …

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Iran approves visa-free entry for Chinese nationals

The Iranian government has approved a proposal for allowing visa-free entry of the Chinese nationals into the country. The Cabinet of President Hassan Rouhani had authorized the Foreign Ministry in a meeting earlier in …

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 Hot air balloon with tourists drifts away in Luxor

Egyptian officials say eleven tourists are safe after their hot air balloon drifted away, forcing them to land in the country’s southern desert. The officials say the tourists — five Indians, four Chinese, a British and …

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Iranian tourism slightly affected by US sanctions

Iran's revenues from the tourism amounted to $ 11.8 billion since March 28, the chairman of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organisation of Iran, Ali Asghar Monesan reported. He stressed that the impact of the …

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Will Russians travel to Turkey without passports?

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Ankara an Moscow has started talks to allow Russian nationals to travel to Turkey without a passport. "We’ve started meetings in order to pave the way …

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Mehmet Samsar: We're bringing Turkey to Russia

Russians who have hever visited Turkey will be able to learn more about the republic during the Year of Cultures of Russia and Turkey, Turkish Ambassador to Russia, Mehmet Samsar, told correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza. …

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 Record number of Russians visit Turkey in 2018

Russian citizens topped the list of foreign tourists entering Turkey in 2018, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry's statement. The ministry's Directorate General of Migration Management said that nearly 6 million Russians …

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 Kazakhstan starts issuing electronic visas

A procedure for obtaining electronic visas for foreigners was introduced in Kazakhstan from January 1, 2019. The visa is issued on the basis of the current invitation of the Kazakh side, issued in the migration service of the Kazakh …

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