Kyrgyzstan scraps visas for 44 nations

June 14th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Bishkek, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kyrgyzstan’s parliament approved a draft law Thursday scrapping entry visa requirements for the citizens of 44 states for a stay of less than 60 days.

The step was undertaken to stimulate tourism and trade.

The new law applies to countries with a GDP per head of over $7,000, including almost all Western European states, Bahrain, Brunei, the Baltic states, Canada, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and the US.

–IANS/RIA Novosti
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