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France will not resume the issuance of curves the Russians to open borders

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 question of the Agency about whether France to issue tourist visas only after the recommendations of the EU Council on the opening of borders, diplomatic mission replied in the affirmative: "Yes, that's the rule".

In the Embassy of France recalled that recently gradually resumed processing of applications and issuance of visas for certain categories of citizens. So, at this stage accept the documents for visa long stay for the purpose of study, family reunification, professional purpose of the trip, return visa, as well as on short-stay visas with the purpose of learning.

The EU Council in late June, agreed on the recommendation regarding the progressive removal of restrictions on the optional trip to the European Union, adopting the list of countries for which the border was open from 1 July. Agreed by the Council of the EU lists are not binding for the member States of the European Union, many countries do not adhere to.

Every 15 days the list of third countries with which European countries can access the external borders, brushes. Criteria on the basis of which the EU make up the list are the epidemiological situation in the country, measures to contain the epidemic, as well as "economic and social considerations".