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Foreigners will need to hold a Russian visa to enter Crimea, and those already there will have to contact Russian authorities for information on how to exit, the Russian Foreign Ministry said, RFE/RL.

Foreigners who arrived earlier without visas under Ukrainian law, including journalists, will need to contact the Russian Foreign Ministry's office in Simferopol if they wish to leave, the ministry said Monday.

The statement did not say what procedures, if any, foreigners would have to go through to exit.

Under Ukrainian law, citizens of the U.S. and EU countries are not required to have visas to visit Ukraine for up to 90 days.

QHA