Embassy of France in Russia will not resume the issuance of tourist visas for Russians until the recommendations of the EU Council the opening of borders, have informed RIA of news in Embassy.
"Currently, Russia is still not included in the list of countries that had lifted restrictions on travel to the EU. Therefore, the application to obtain short-term tourist visa still not accepted by the visa application centers of VFS with whom we work," - said at the French Embassy.
The state Duma on Tuesday passed a law defining e-visas as a separate category of visas on a par with service and diplomatic.
"The bill is aimed at the introduction from 1 January 2021 a universal single electronic single entry visa... for short-term stay of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation in the tourist, business, guest, and humanitarian purposes. Under the bill, the electronic visa will be a separate category along with diplomatic, service, ordinary, transit visa and temporary residence visa", - stated in the explanatory note to the draft.
Visa center of Poland in Kaliningrad resumed work, according to VFS Global.
It will accept documents from residents of the Kaliningrad region three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) from 8:00 to 16:00 for the mandatory appointment on the website.
In 18 cities of Russia opens visa centers of Finland for the issuance of passports, according to VFS Global.
Acceptance of documents for visas to the country at this moment suspended because of the coronavirus.
Russia was not included in the list of countries that the EU open border from 1 July, but the tourism is not affected, said Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia Maya Lomidze.
According to the Council of the European Union countries to remove the restrictions proposed for residents of: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, and China on the principle of reciprocity.
Egypt plans to cancel the fee for the visa before the end of October, reports The Sun.
Since July 1, the country is ready to resume receiving foreign tourists, despite the fact that the increase in the incidence of coronavirus has not been stopped. 22 June, it was revealed 1475 new cases. The total number of cases exceeded 55 thousand, more than two thousand inhabitants died.
In Kaliningrad 19 June, opens joint visa application centre, where you can obtain permission to enter Lithuania, according to VFS Global.
It will accept documents from residents of the Kaliningrad region on Fridays and only for the mandatory appointment on the website.
It became known that Greece will begin to accept applications for visas in Moscow, according to ATOR.
The visa center of Greece in Moscow resumes its work on June 29, reported on the official website of the company. Application is only possible by appointment online. The documents will be conducted from nine to fifteen hours, the results – sixteen to eighteen.