Posted on 01.06.2011 in Azerbaijan, News

Azerbaijan: 01.06.2011 Easing of visa regime delayed

The process of visa regime simplification in Azerbaijan has been slightly delayed due to technical difficulties.

The process of easing the visa regime in Azerbaijan should have started on 1 June 2011, but due to technical problems the launch was postponed. However according to Mahir Gahramanov. head of the tourism department at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the issue has been tackled and everything is ready to start in the nearest future.

The simplification of the visa process is very important for the government, since next year’s Eurovision Song Contest which will be held in Azerbaijan. Mr. Gahramanov added, that visa simplification will apply not only to Eurovision audience, but to all visitors coming to Azerbaijan, which might help to boost Azerbaijani tourism.

Plans for modernization of the visa system include among others the possibility of obtaining a visa online.

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Source: News.AZ

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