Bulgaria Has Tightened the Issuance of Visas to Russians – Media


European countries continue to complicate travel for Russian tourists. Bulgaria has tightened the issuance of multiple entry visas to Russians.

This practice has been used more often since the end of March, TRAVEL reports RBC-Ukraine, citing Russian media.

Information that Bulgaria has tightened the issuance of visas appeared in the Russian media and specialized Telegram channels. It is noted that almost all visas issued by Bulgaria to Russians in late March and early April were single-entry. Those tourists who received visas for 90 days still have a single entry mark.

Experts assume that this approach is connected with the new employees of the Bulgarian Embassy, ​​who decided to stop issuing multiple-entry visas to Russians.

At the same time, tourists from the Russian Federation can still come to the country – with any multiple-entry visa that is issued to citizens of the Russian Federation in the countries of the Schengen zone.

Earlier it was reported that from October 6, in Bulgaria, in order to receive multi-visa tourist visas, Russians need to have a previously issued Bulgarian or Schengen visa in their passport. In their absence, only a single entry visa is issued, with which you can enter only Bulgaria. Or a double-entry visa – with which you can also visit Cyprus, Croatia and Romania once.

Bulgaria has tightened the issuance of visas to Russians - media

Photo: Some countries issue Schengen visas to Russians (gettyimages.com)

In 2023, some European countries continue to issue Schengen visas to Russians, including Hungary, Greece, and Italy. Switzerland and Slovenia issue visas to Russian citizens within a month.

Recall that we wrote that Russians continue to be deported from a tourist country .

Source : RBC