Authorities shall consider all the Schengen requirements, while seeking increased length of stay in the country, hence this spring, most tourists have already received a three-year visas
With title: «Rosturism: Greece is ready to issue visas within 48 hours,” the Russian news agency Rusnovosti forward statements Head of the Russian Federal -Rosturism Tourism Agency Oleg Safonof, who emphasized that “Greece is ready to issue visas within 48 hours “and that” Consular Authorities have increased the staff throughout the country to speed up the process. “
The k.Safonof notes that Rosturism negotiating with tourism authorities in Western countries on the issue of the possible shortest issuing visas for Russian citizens, adding: “We are interested to create a favorable environment for our tourists. Such operations are carried out. We discussed the possibilities with Western colleagues.
The Greeks hired additional people with visas within one or two days. “
He also stresses that the Russian Federal Tourism Agency holds talks and to reduce the cost of visas, noting that the most favorable conditions proposed by Bulgaria.
“One of the most important measures to increase the number of tourists is to simplify visa procedures and reduce the cost of visas. Each country decides itself.
This direction was followed by Bulgaria. Offer special conditions and free visas for children under 6 years, while considering the possibility of reducing the cost of long-term visas for adults, “Oleg Safonof states, the Agency to make, that” the increase in staff in the Consular Authorities Greece Russia will attract more Russian tourists to the country, “According to the agency, these confirmed the Office EOT of Greece in Russia and CIS countries, saying:” the Consular Authorities of Greece do everything possible to maximize the attraction tourists. Increased staff and open extra visa centers in Russia. Under the votive Year, the Greece expects larger number of Russian tourists and hopes to repeat the record of 2013, when the number reached nearly 1.5 million tourists. The Greek authorities, in order to increase the flow of tourists from Russia, is ready to issue long-term visas.
Authorities shall consider all the Schengen requirements, while seeking increased length of stay in the country, hence this spring, most tourists have already received a three-year visa.
The Vice President of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia Dmitry Gkorin said that the current summer season popular destinations are Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus and countries of South-East Asia, noting that “the movement of sales summer tourist packages are very active, with the rate in February to rise by 20-30% compared to last year. “
The above statements of the head of Rosturism already rely on their websites to Kommersant, the TASS and Vzglyad.ru entitled: “The head of Rosturism stated the readiness of Greece to issue visas within 48 hours”, and the Lenta.ru, entitled: “Greece will start issuing visas to Russians in one day” .En short, the official Russia, by competent tourist Rosturism principle, makes us incredible Havana and well are all involved in the Greek tourism do everything to meet … Qualified employees Consulate in Moscow.
Meanwhile, according to the Tornos NEWS reports, the long-awaited “miracle”, it seems that is underway! These days appeared in Moscow the first staff seconded from Athens to staffed the Consulate General for the fastest, the possible issuance of biometric visas. Among them even according to our own information, and employees are specialized in computer systems, who proceed to all necessary preparations, even with the available software, considered finite possibilities.
In any case, it is a positive start, although we have a long way until say that ensure the necessary number of employees who will be able to meet the needs of the period …