Travel Agents Alliance identifies three countries where it is easiest for Russians to apply for Schengen

The easiest way to apply for a tourist Schengen visa for Russian citizens is now possible at the visa centers of Hungary and Greece. And Bulgarian – get a visa that allows you to enter several European countries. This was reported to by Natalya Osipova, general director of the Alliance of Travel Agencies.

“My top 3 European countries where you can get a tourist visa are Hungary, Bulgaria, Greece. This is based on my observations. And so people are trying to send documents to France, French visas are issued even for a period of five years. So there are still options for the Russians in Europe,” stressed Osipova.

He added that the situation with the issuance of Schengen has not yet caused concern: the restriction on the issuance of short-stay visas to Lithuania, Estonia and the Czech Republic had almost no effect on the Russians, as there was no demand for these countries. very high before.

“You can now get a Greek Schengen at the end of October. It’s the same story with Bulgaria, which has increased the time it takes to issue visas to Russians due to reduced consular staff. That is, the process has slowed down, but visas are still issued, ”Osipova summarized.

Earlier, on August 8, Jussi Tanner, head of the consular service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland declarationreported that authorities are considering the option of restricting transit tourism to Europe for Russians. According to him, Helsinki wants to refuse new visas to tourists who previously used Finland as a transit to other EU countries.

On 6 August, the Bulgarian Embassy in Moscow for technical reasons, augmented Conditions for issuing tourist visas to Russians. However, the consulate in the embassy continues to work as usual.

Source: Gazeta


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