Visa-free travel between Korea and Russia is now possible after a related agreement between the two sides went into effect on Jan. 1, the Foreign Ministry here said Friday. People from both sides can now visit each other's country without a visa for tourism or business for up to 60 days.
A ministry official said the agreement is expected to "significantly boost" bilateral exchanges. Already a group of Russians visited Daejeon visa-free on Thursday for medical treatment.
In 2012, 100,000 Russians came to Korea, while around 80,000 Koreans visited Russia.