By early August, several visa centers in Russia resumed their work. However, visa services are available only for limited categories of persons.
Bulgaria Austria, Germany, Spain, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia:
Visa centers remain closed until further notice.
Greece visa application centers in St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg will resume work for submission of documents from August 6, 2020. Greece visa application centers in Moscow and Novorossiysk are currently opened for submission of documents.
Italy visa application center in Moscow resumed accepting documents from July 30 exclusively for issuing the following types of visas: work, transport, service, transit, student, medical and business.
Since July 27, 2020, Italian visa application centers have been opened for issuing ready-made passports in the following cities: Belgorod, Vladivostok, Voronezh, Volgograd, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Krasnodar, Lipetsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Ufa, Chelyabinsk, from July 28 – in Tomsk and Irkutsk.
Offices in Ulyanovsk, Stavropol, Yekaterinburg, Mineralnye Vody and Krasnoyarsk remain temporarily closed.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, Finland has temporarily suspended work of its visa centers around the world.
Since July 20, French visa centers in Vladivostok, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Saratov and Khabarovsk have resumed their work.
The Czech Republic visa application center in Moscow is opened from August 3, 2020. Currently, only applications of the following categories are accepted: family members of EU citizens, from persons for entry in the interests of the Czech Republic, citizens engaged in international transportation, for humanitarian purposes, from registered partners of citizens of the Czech Republic, seasonal workers.
The work of the regional visa centers of the Czech Republic is still suspended.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.