India and Russia join hands to provide visa free entry for flight crew members

NewsBharati    21-Nov-2017

New Delhi, November 21: India and Russia have joined their hands and signed a pact for giving visa free entry to the crew members of chartered and scheduled flights in both the nations.


The agreement will facilitate visa free entry, stay and exit of crew of aircraft of the designated airlines as well as other aircraft companies operating chartered and scheduled flights in the respective territories on reciprocal basis. This ease has made the relationship between the two nations more concrete. And also it will be a hassle free duty for crew members as well.


Visa requirements for crew members are administrative entry restrictions imposed by the countries for the pilot or a member of the crew during a transit. The crew visas are associated with the request for permission to enter a country for a short duration and perform the predefined duties in the given areas, distinct from actual formal permission for an alien to enter and remain in the country. Validity of transit visas for crew members is usually limited by short terms such as several hours to 10 days depending on the size of the country and the circumstances.