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Changes in legislation are needed to implement cruise shipping projects in the Arctic

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One of the developers of the new Arctic strategy of Russia, Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the development of the Far East and the Arctic Alexander Krutikov said in an interview that changes in the sphere of legislative regulation are required to launch projects in the field of cruise tourism in the Arctic. The decisions taken for the development of cruise tourism are clearly not enough. He considers administrative as the main deterrent.
"It is necessary to remove barriers, first of all, when obtaining permission for vessels to enter certain points of the Arctic zone, change the rules for approving the list of tourists when visiting border zones and zones with a regulated stay of foreigners, as well as change the rules for repeated border crossings by sea vessels. The volume of required changes is quite large, " the source said.
"In 2020, we aim to make and implement all the necessary decisions on the issue of cruise tourism," Krutikov said.
As previously reported, Vodohod intends to organize cruises along the Northern sea route in 2021.

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