From April 1, France will resume issuing tourist visas in Moscow. The relevant information was published on the website of the Consulate General of the Fifth Republic. “Recently, restrictions on entry into France related to the COVID-19 pandemic were eased for those arriving from Russia. Issuing of visas is now possible for applicants”.
It is also stated that potential tourists will not be required to provide a certificate of vaccination. Moreover, visas are not issued “in exchange for lost ones”: there is also no need to confirm the presence of a previously issued French visa.
But, it is noted that "obtaining a visa does not mean automatic permission to enter the country." Tourists were advised to check the information about the absence of restrictions for crossing the border on the website of the French Ministry of the Interior. At the same time, the sky over France - as well as over the whole Europe - is closed for the “access” of Russian tourists. However, there are workarounds.
France is not the only such country. From 01.03.2022, the acceptance of documents for issuing tourist visas to Italy is resumed.