Two Caribbean nations signed visa waiver agreements with the Russian Federation during the United National Assembly last week in New York. Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Sergey Lavrov signed the agreements with his Grenadian counterpart Alvin Nimrod, and the Foreign Minister of St. Kitts & Nevis Mr. Mark Brantley.
The opportunity to travel to Russia visa-free with a passport from Grenada or St. Kitts could increase the ‘strength’ of these passports and make the Citizenship by Investment Programs of these countries more attractive for investors from China and the Middle East, and other countries.
Russian nationals have always been allowed to travel visa-free to the Caribbean. Antigua & Barbuda established visa-free entry for Russians is 1996, Dominica in 1993, St. Kitts & Nevis in 2013, and Saint Lucia in 2011.