are you Planning a trip to Russia after 1. January 2021, so you can be happy that the visa process now becomes a whole lot easier.
Extra Magazine has previously written about how Russia in the autumn of 2019 opened up for e-visa to St. petersburg. Petersburg and the surrounding Leningrad region. Now extends to the Russian authorities, and from next year, the danes seek e visas to the whole country.
Nationals of the 53 country, including EU citizens, will be able to seek a visa through a simple, electronic process. It writes The Moscow Times.
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The Russian e-visa can be sought by tourists and going to give access to the country for up to 16 days. It will cost 339 dollars to seek it, which may well be more expensive than the old visumproces, but in return, you can avoid as a dane having to travel to Copenhagen and to give his or her fingerprints to the Russian visa center.
Tourists from all over the world often cumbersome visumproces blame for the fact that they do not visit Russia. Therefore, Russia is taking now this step, as it is a measure for the government to increase tourism. Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, has previously said that he will raise Russia's annual income from tourism to 15.5 billion u.s. dollars (105 billion dollars) in 2024.
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The new visa rules apply to more countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle east and south America. Nationals from the UNITED states, Britain and Canada will, however, still had to go through the old process, if they want to visit the country.
According to deputy foreign minister in Russia, Yevgeny Ivanov, this is due to geopolitical conflicts. He points, among other things, that the Russian diplomats in several cases, have been waiting for up to two years to get a visa to the UNITED states.
- the Decision to include a particular country on the list was taken out from some factors, that include their visa policy towards the Russian citizens, says Yevgeny Ivanov.