Measure implemented reciprocally for official, service passport holders as well as international drivers.
Visa-free travel between Russia and Turkey goes into effect starting at the beginning of August, said Turkish Foreign Ministry in a statement.
To be clear, the measure valid on a reciprocal basis for official and service passport holders as well as for international drivers. It also includes Turkish special passport holders. Independent travelers need to wait for the visa cancellation to Russia.
“The agreement on visa exemption signed on May 12, 2010 was partially re-enacted as of Aug. 7, 2019. We expect the full implementation of the agreement,” added the statement.
Russia suspended the visa-free regime in late 2015. Amid tensions over the downing of a Russian jet along the Turkish-Syrian border.
This July, Russian President Putin ordered the Foreign Ministry to send a notification to Turkish officials about this partial restoration of visa-free travel.
According to Anadolu Agency