Schengen visas will become more expensive for Russians 02:48

From June 11 this year, the cost of a Schengen visa for adult applicants will increase from 80 euros to 90 euros. The portal reports this visaguide.world.

Visa fees for children will also increase from 40 euros to 45 euros. This price increase is valid for short-term Schengen visa type C.

While the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that there would be a 12 percent increase in Schengen visa prices, it was emphasized that this decision was approved by the European Commission.

At the beginning of February, it was announced in Brussels that the prices would be revised, but an exact date for the increase was not given. The increase in visa fees is associated with rising inflation rates in the European Union. The last time the EU increased visa fees was February 2020, when the application cost increased from 60 euros to 80 euros.

An official statement from the European Commission regarding the increase in visa prices is expected before this weekend.

Before that, Russian President Vladimir Putin saidHe announced that 477 thousand tourists from China will visit the country in 2023. According to the Kremlin’s official website, the head of state made a statement on this after completing negotiations with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

Formerly Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said About negotiations with Malaysia on visa-free travel.

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Source: Gazeta

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