Rail border crossings with Russia and new visa policy

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Rail border crossings with Russia and new visa policy

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Hi!

We (UK, Polish passport holders) are looking to go from Russia to Kazakhstan by train. Seem to have found an overnight train that leaves Tomsk (via Novosibirsk) and goes to Ridder/Leninogorsk.

Does anybody know if there are any issues taking this train under the new visa free policy introduced in January (i.e. does the policy extend to overland crossings? etc.)?

Thanks!
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Yes
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Yes there are issues or Yes the policy extends to the crossings? :D
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Yes the policy includes overland crossings :-) Indeed I think UK holders have had visa free entry for some years
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I never had anyone ask this question, but I added it now to the article since this was not clear to you.

Just out of interest: how did you get the idea the visa-free would only be valid at an airport?
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Just double checking as remember certain rules in the region (Iran etc.) in the past requiring you have to arrive at airport for visa upon arrival and so on.
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